On October 3-5, The Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 will welcome Benco Dental’s 7th annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration; registration is currently open. Click here.
When she’s not co-anchoring the weekday 9-11 a.m. ET edition of “CNN Newsroom”, Poppy Harlow hosts the CNN podcast “BossFiles with Poppy Harlow” with guests including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Melinda Gates. This fall in Chicago, the Emmy-nominated journalist (shown above, interviewing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) will join The Lucy Hobbs Project in partnership with Cameo Dental Specialists in celebrating six outstanding women in dentistry.
On October 3-5, The Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 will welcome Benco Dental’s 7th annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration; registration is currently open. Click here.
“Each year, The Lucy Hobbs Project celebrates the achievements of women in dentistry. Our goal is to gather leaders in the profession to discuss relevant issues and overall well being. We want our guests to leave feeling uplifted, knowing they’ve gained insight to benefit their dental practice and themselves.”
Rachel Pugh, Branding and Communications Manager for Benco Dental
As a highpoint of the three-day event, The Project will honor six women selected as award recipients for setting new benchmarks in the dental profession:
Industry Icon Award, Linda Miles, Speaker, Consultant, Author, AskLindaMiles.com, Estero, Florida
Clinical Expert Award,Deborah V. George, DDS, Executive Vice President and Chief Dental Officer, Jessie Trice Community Health System, Miami, Florida
Powered by Benco Dental and 10,000 members strong, The Lucy Hobbs Project encourages dental professionals to become part of the movement that is changing the face of dentistry through networking, innovation and giving back. Named for Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the woman who, in 1866, became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry, this national project aims to bring women together from all facets of the dental profession – dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, receptionists, sales representatives and others.
Three days of events, with a focus on Mind+Body+Soul, will include panel discussions, Continuing
Education credits, and opportunities to give back, while inviting the project’s
members – and all women in dentistry—to “Achieve Your Personal Best Balance, at
Home & Work”.
Thursday, October 3: Afternoon reception and optional tours
Friday, October 4: Full day of panels, speakers and the Celebration ceremony honoring six Lucy Hobbs Project award recipients
Saturday, October 5: Morning group yoga and healthy breakfast followed by give-back activity to benefit Let It Be Us, a nonprofit that finds homes for the 18,000 children living in Illinois foster care.
Free to join, The Lucy Hobbs Project invites women in dentistry women
to use their voices as a force for change. To learn more about previous winners
of The Lucy Hobbs Project® Award, or to sign up for The Lucy Hobbs
Project®, visit: www.lucyhobbscelebration.com
Modified sophistication. Technically-advanced fabric with high-octane color. Beautiful dresses and suits designed with comfort in mind.
To get a glimpse of these freshest fashion trends, don’t miss the colorful moments and non-stop coverage of next week’s Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 photo session in New York City. There, on June 6 and 7, America’s Best Young Dentists will gather for a celebration of their honor at The James Hotel.
Renowned style director Joseph DeAcetis collaborates annually with the Incisal Edge team to create the centerpiece of the fall issue.
Between working with Forbes cover models and jetting off to Milan for Fall Fashion Week, Stylist Joseph DeAcetis (in blue, at top) delivers a pop of color to every Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 photo session.
The 2019 Annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration October 3-5 in Chicago is the perfect retreat for a dental practice. Thought leaders, panelists and networking events will focus on more than individual wellness. They’ll impart strategies for incorporating wellness concepts throughout a practice to build a happier, more productive and engaged team.
The theme: Mind+Body+Soul. Achieve Your Personal Best Balance, At Home & Work. The idea: Celebrate wellness together with your entire team.
Visit LucyHobbsBenco on Instagram to learn about a fun opportunity to network in Chicago
The Lucy Hobbs Project today launched a social media campaign #LucyTagAFriend that invites women in dentistry to, well, invite other women in dentistry to attend the event and celebrate together.
Details: 1. In the comments section on this post at the Lucy Hobbs Project Instagram, tag a friend who you’d like to attend The 7th annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration this October in Chicago.
2. Add the phrase “#LucyTagAFriend”.
3. If you both register by July 19, 2019, you’ll receive a voucher to share a toast on us @TheBlackstone.”
America’s Best Young Dentists to convene at Manhattan celebration June 6, 7
Dental lifestyle magazine expands signature awards to include categories for General Dentists and Dental Specialists; fall edition will spotlight 80 professionals from across the United States.
PITTSTON, PA — May 20, 2019 — Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals nationwide, will honor 80 of America’s rising stars at a two-day event, June 6 and 7, in the NoMad district of Manhattan. An expansion of the magazine’s signature awards will include categories for General Dentists and Dental Specialists. Among this year’s Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 recipients are 43 women and 37 men from 25 states. The Incisal Edge “40 Under 40,” released today, will be featured in the fall print and digital editions of the magazine. A complete list of this year’s winners is featured below, and at: IncisalEdgeMagazine.com
Honorees in the General Dentist category include:
Dr. Heidi B. Aaronson, Wellesley, Massachusetts, Dr. Michelle Augello, Buffalo, New York, Dr. Meredith Bailey, Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Andrew F. Bartish, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Sarah Blair, West Allis, Wisconsin, Dr. Jaime S. Bremnes, Garden City and New York, New York, Dr. Corey Brick, New York, New York, Dr. Elizabeth Carmack, Rutland, Shaftsbury and Bennington, Vermont, Dr. Tyler J. Carmack, Rutland, Shaftsbury and Bennington, Vermont, Dr. Stanford Chen, Bellevue, Washington, Dr. Riley D. Clark, Medford, Oregon, Dr. Christen Dinkha, Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Emily Dodds, Long Beach, California, Dr. Dustin R. C. Dodds, Long Beach, California, Dr. Ryan Dulde, Eagle, Wisconsin, Dr. Kajuana Farrey, Riverdale and Moultrie, Georgia, Dr. Brianna Ganson, Leawood, Kansas, Dr. Randi Green, Springfield, Missouri, Dr. Dan Iannotti, Valencia, California, Dr. Joyce Kahng, Costa Mesa, California, Dr. Sako Karakozian, Studio City, California, Dr. Bill Keith, Mission, Kansas, Dr. Brittany Kinol, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Arend Klooster, Holly Springs and Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Rebecca Koenigsberg, New York, New York, Dr. Taline Kotchounian, Studio City, California, Dr. Kiwon Lee, Montvale, New Jersey, Dr. Katie McCann Lee, Aurora, Colorado, Dr. Jeff Moon, Haymarket, Virginia, Dr. Brett Moore, Plymouth, Minnesota, Dr. Nicole R. Naylor, Denver, North Carolina, Dr. JC Owens, Coal Township, Pennsylvania, Dr. Seena Patel, Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Onika Patel, Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Shalin Patel, Dallas, Texas, Dr. Rebecca Pounds, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Tricia Quartey-Sagaille, Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Caleb Robinson, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Dr. Jason Watts, Lithia, Florida, Dr. Richard J. Weber, Tabernacle, New Jersey.
Honorees in the Dental Specialist category include:
Dr. Huda Aljonaidy, Ormond Beach, Florida, Dr. Daniel Cassarella, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Quinn Chan, Lincoln, Massachusetts, Dr. Monica Chandran, Olney, Maryland, Dr. Rita Chuang, Torrance, California, Dr. Charlie Clark, Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Tori-Thuy Conrad, Chanhassen, Minnesota, Dr. Mark M. Dawoud, Palm Harbor, Florida, Dr. Hemant Dhawan, Cumming and Alpharetta, Georgia, Dr. Nasem Dunlop, Foothill Ranch, California, Dr. Troy Eans, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Roselyne Gichana, Falls Church, Virginia, Dr. Susan Hernandez, Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Kevin Kennedy, Clarksville, Tennessee, Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie, Swansea, Massachusetts, Dr. Tommy Lee, Montvale, New Jersey and New York, New York, Dr. Setareh Aghabak Lavasani, Pomona, California, Dr. Danielle Lombardi, New York, New York, Dr. Shawn Marsh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Ryan Mendro, Winter Garden, Florida, Dr. Justin Messina, Englewood, New Jersey, Dr. Alexis K. Moore, Valencia, California, Dr. Bar Nguyen, Spring and Katy, Texas, Dr. Lizzie O’Dell, Hurricane, West Virginia, Dr. BiNa Oh, Lincoln, Massachusetts, Dr. Valerie Okehie, Greenbelt, Maryland, Dr. Liliana Ortiz, New York, New York, Dr. Hubert J. Park, Lynn, Massachusetts, Dr. Mary Regina Pham, Placentia, Garden Grove, and Costa Mesa, California, Dr. Sean Pierce, Newport Beach and Tustin, California, Dr. Joel M. Preminger, Cedarhurst, New York, Dr. Kadambari Rawal, Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Samantha Rawdin, New York, New York, Dr. Tuhina Sen Roy, Little Falls, New Jersey, Dr. Yuliya Salmeron, Austin, Texas, Dr. Andrea Smith, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Dr. Sarah Stipho, Framingham, Massachusetts, Dr. Walter D. Thames, Garden Ridge, Texas, Dr. Alexander Volchonok, New York, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut, Dr. Stephanie Zeller, Seattle, Washington.
“The sheer volume of nominations has grown to a point where we could no longer narrow our honorees to just 40,” said Chuck Cohen, founder of Incisal Edge. “As doctors strive for greater excellence in every aspect of practice—from cutting-edge clinical expertise to innovative entrepreneurship to remarkable patient environments—it became necessary to provide more opportunities to recognize their important achievements. That’s a great problem for dentistry to have.”
The itinerary for 2019 honorees includes an exclusive high fashion photo shoot at The James Hotel – Nomad, New York City and a celebration of all that they have achieved thus far in their professional careers. The top young dentists in the nation will take a well-deserved break from the rigors of medicine and receive the red-carpet treatment by magazine staff, and a team of stylists assembled by Forbes, including renowned style director Joseph DeAcetis. The photography portfolio they create will serve as the centerpiece of the magazine’s fall print and digital editions.
Published by Benco Dental since 1997, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the
operatory and during their hard-earned downtime — and nothing better
exemplifies this than the magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 edition, a series of
informative profiles of the finest young practitioners in the profession. Renowned
for their medical innovations, volunteer work and philanthropy or a commitment
to outstanding patient care, these 80 honorees— nominated by industry experts
from around the country and vetted by an independent panel — represent the best
of dentistry today, and the promise of even better dentistry tomorrow.
Knowledge. Success. Life. Those three words, printed on the cover of every issue, guide editorial content for the national’s premier dental lifestyle magazine — Incisal Edge. Published by Benco Dental since 1997, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime. Known for its “40 Under 40 — America’s Best Young Dentists,” which highlights the country’s brightest rising stars, the magazine’s content ranges from “The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry” and news about the latest techniques, tools, and dental practice designs, to the best in travel, automobiles, and timepieces. Incisal Edge magazine’s print edition reaches 130,000 readers quarterly via a direct mail distribution package with Dentaltown magazine. Digitally, incisaledgemagazine.com, leads with dynamic visuals and follows with exclusive web content, an improved mobile experience, and a centralized nomination hub for the magazine’s signature awards: the aforementioned 40 Under 40, the Lucy Hobbs Project Awards for Exemplary Women in Dentistry and the Incisal Edge Design Competition for interior design, architecture and space planning within the dental profession.
About Benco Dental
Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest family-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to “deliver success, smile after smile.” Within the past 88 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas. Benco, which has been named one of Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for the past three years, one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.
Dr. Juliann Bluitt Foster died April 17 at her home in Hilton Head, S.C. She was 80, according to the story.
Chicago Dental Society President Cheryl Watson-Lowry, the society’s second female African-American president, describes Dr. Bluitt Foster’s mentorship qualities in an obituary published in the CDS Review:
“As the first female and African-American female president of the Chicago Dental Society, Juliann Bluitt inspired me and countless others to pursue our dreams without limitation. She not only served as a role model to so many of us but was also a pioneer in multiple arenas.”
After earning her dental degree from Howard University in 1962, she dedicated her professional efforts as a member of the Chicago Board of Health, then later joined Northwestern University’s dental school as a dental educator and assistant dean.
Bart Barnes illustrates in his story how Dr. Bluitt Foster “encouraged and supported an increase in the number of female dental students”.
“It was expected that women would not be good in operating a dental practice because they didn’t have business experience,” she told the Chicago Tribune in 1992. “But women have been managing time, money and resources for years.”
Read more about Dr. Bluitt Foster’s early years in Washington and her legacy in dentistry: here.
Learn about her career in Chicago and achievements as the first female president of the Chicago Dental Society: here.
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In addition to honoring six inspirational women in the dental profession, earn 3 Continuing Education credits and benefit from guest speakers, panel discussions and more.
Want to attend The Lucy Hobbs Project 7th Annual Celebration?
When: October 3 – 5, 2019 Where: The Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 CE Credits: 3 Theme: What: Mind+Body+Soul, Achieve Your Personal Best Balance, At Home & Work Ticket price: $199.00 Accomodation details: To extend your stay at The Blackstone Hotel, there is a Lucy Hobbs group rate of $255.00 plus tax per night (subject to availability).
Hear From Diverse Leaders Who Understand Your Challenges.Running a thriving, rewarding practice means making yourself a priority. You can’t fully show up for your team as an effective and inspiring leader if you’re not in peak mental, emotional and physical health. Our panel of experts includes women who live your challenges everyday: successful practitioners, specialists, hygienists, office managers and more. Because it’s not about living up to unrealistic goals, it’s about becoming the best you.
Discover Ways To Practice For Optimum Body Health.The physical demands of dentistry can be punishing – and the effects only worsen as we age. But you can take steps now to improve your posture and ergonomics, whether you’re a dentist constantly hunched over patients, or an office manager too busy to leave your desk. Speakers will open your eyes to the latest techniques for being more mindful of your body and including more healthy motion in your day.
Get Real With Fun Solutions For Feeding Yourself & Family.Busy lives demand energy. But chances are, you’re not only fueling yourself, but family too. When the pressure’s on, it’s easy to compromise for the sake of convenience. A cooking and nutrition panel will help you live better through realistic tricks for incorporating healthy meals and snacks throughout the day…even when time is tight. From recipe planning to meal prep, take away valuable tips you can use as soon as you get home.
About The Lucy Hobbs Project
The national, long-term program, powered by Benco Dental and 10,000 members strong, helps women in dentistry use their voices as a force for change. Named for Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the woman who, in 1866, became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry, this Project aims to bring women together from all facets of the dental profession – dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, receptionists, sales representatives and others. Free to join, it supports the following pillars: innovation, networking, and giving back. To learn more, or to sign up for The Lucy Hobbs Project®, visit: http://thelucyhobbsproject.com/
Renowned dental experts, including Dr. Howard Farran, will convene in Northeast Pennsylvania on Friday, May 3 to share knowledge with lecture topics as varied as “The Fearless Dental Team,” “Cannabis Culture and Dentistry,” “Win the Insurance Game,” “Oxygen, Please,” and “One-Day Dental MBA”.
Dental professionals will gain CE credits and unique insight from Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, Leslie Icenogle, Kelli Swanson Jaecks, RDH, MA and Kay Huff RDA at the 2019 Spring Fling sponsored by Benco Dental at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
For details, call 1.800.GOBENCO.
Want a sneak preview?
Dr. Farran’s “One-Day Dental MBA” lecture explains how to help build a remarkable dental office that will make a difference to the community. Spend the day learning practical hands-on applications that can be immediately translated to a dental practice team.
During “Win the Insurance Game,” Leslie Icenogle invites dental teams to maximize reimbursement for services rendered by discussing accurate coding and required supporting documentation, prompt filing and follow-up, common posting errors, inaccuracies in explanation of benefits and improper denials.
Kelli Swanson Jaecks, RDH, MA presents “Cannabis Culture and Dentistry” and “Oxygen, Please!” The first discussion focuses on a rapid change in recent years in both public opinion and reported science concerning marijuana use and its effects. The course will take a closer look at the changing Cannabis Culture:
What is the difference between hemp, and marijuana, THC and CBD? What about medical vs. recreational use? Methods of ingesting marijuana will be discussed, with their effects on the oral cavity. What are preventive oral health strategies dental professionals can utilize to best protect patients?
Jaecks’ second presentation aims to empower health care professionals to make positive choices for their physical and mental selves, resulting in better care for the patients they serve. Taking a cue from the American Nurses Association’s campaign Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ , health promotion strategies from this course will center on four focus areas: physical activity, sleep, nutrition, and quality of life. Healthy practitioners better ensure healthier patients.
In “The Fearless Dental Team,” Kay Huff, RDA asks the vital questions:
Are you afraid that your patients or your team won’t accept change? Does every decision your office makes revolve around the “what-ifs”?
She then reaffirms the concepts that it is vital to have a vision and share it. It’s OK to ask your patients for money and get paid. It’s OK not to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
She directs attendees to “Push fear aside and discover the success and benefits of a Fearless Dental Team.”
In conjunction with the amazing Oral Cancer Cause, Inc. team of Linda Miles and Robin Morrison, John Stamper, Founder of DentalCast Productions announces that Dentistry’s First Ever, “Socialthon” will be hosted LIVE on the DentalCast Productions Facebook Page today, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Donate today: https://oralcancercause.org/product/2019-socialthon-donation/ Stamper referred to today […]
Women in dentistry, now is the time to take action.
April 26 is the deadline to nominate an honoree for the 2019 Lucy Hobbs Project Awards.
Nominate a woman in dentistry today.
During its annual celebration, The Lucy Hobbs Project honors exemplary women in the dental community. Now, through the April 26, 2019 deadline, Benco Dental encourages people to nominate in six award categories:
Woman to Watch: An up-and-coming leader who utilizes her position to create positive change,
Industry Icon: A trailblazer who is consistently recognized and admired for her work in dentistry,
Mentor: An advisor who recognizes the importance of supporting, educating and encouraging others,
Innovator: A groundbreaker who demonstrates a willingness to implement new technologies and business processes without fear of potential failure,
Humanitarian: An altruist who works tirelessly for a cause that benefits the well-being of others, and
Clinical Expert: A skillful practitioner who embraces advancements and integrates them into patient care.
Individuals and organizations are invited to submit nominations. Self-nominations are accepted. Entrants are directed to the 2019 Lucy Hobbs Project Awards Nomination form: https://www.judgify.me/LHP-nominations2019
Speaking of the 7th Annual Celebration….
The 2019 Annual Celebration is the perfect retreat for a dental practice. Thought leaders, panelists and networking events will focus on more than individual wellness. They’ll impart strategies for incorporating wellness concepts throughout a practice to build a happier, more productive and engaged team.
The theme: Mind+Body+Soul. Achieve Your Personal Best Balance, At Home & Work.
The idea: Celebrate wellness together with your entire team.
When: October 3 – 5, 2019
Where: The Blackstone Hotel, 636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Ticket price: $199.00
Event registration closes on Friday, September 27, 2019.