A: She wanted to transcend-dental-medication.

Maybe that riddle is a stretch, but Laughter Yoga instructor and Reiki Master Gail Sky, shown, will deliver genuine revelry and relaxation for dental professionals in attendance today at a Lucy Hobbs Project™ Networking Event in Westerville, Ohio.

“An Evening of Wine and Laughter Featuring: Gail Sky,” hosted by Benco Dental at The Lakes Golf & Country Club from 6 to 9 p.m., will offer a unique opportunity to de-stress your dental practice. Sky, a registered Yoga 500 Teacher, will guide attendees through simple breathing, stretching and laughing exercises with special attention devoted to head, neck and hand movement.

Members of the dental industry are invited at no charge,  but each attendee is asked to bring a gently used outfit to benefit Dress for Success. For details regarding this event or to register, visit LHPColumbus.eventbrite.com.

Named for the woman who, in 1866, became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry, The Lucy Hobbs Project inspires women in the profession to drive change and deliver success through networking, innovation and giving back. Dr. Hobbs, denied access to education because of her gender, learned dentistry with the assist of a mentor, through apprenticeship, and eventually graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery. Free to join, the project aims to bring women together from all facets of the dental industry.  To sign up for The Lucy Hobbs Project, visit: thelucyhobbsproject.com

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental company 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.’  Over the past decade, Benco has been the nation’s fastest growing dental distributor, now servicing more than 35,000 dentists and dental laboratories.

Within the past 83 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network of more than 65 regional locations, five distribution centers, and two design showrooms.  Those design showrooms, one at the company’s PA headquarters and one in Southern California, feature North America’s largest selection of dental equipment and technology, as well as a hands-on dental design experience, to assist dentists in the planning and construction of a new office.