A grand establishment which illustrates the 1920’s style and grace welcomes a group that celebrates dental legends of every era. The Lucy Hobbs Project will host a celebration September 22 at The Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.


Rising 12 stories, many of the hotel’s guestrooms offer spectacular views of Charleston’s historic harbor, church steeples and legendary King Street.

Built in 1924 by local investors at a cost of $1.5 million from plans by noted New York architect W.L. Stoddard, the Francis Marion was the largest and grandest hotel in the Carolinas. Meticulously restored in 1996 with a $12 million National Trust for Historic Preservation award-winning restoration, the Francis Marion Hotel now stands at the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, on Marion Square.

The honorees: two recipients of The Lucy Hobbs Project Award, 2016 Industry Icon Theresa Gonzales, DMD, MS, MSS, and 2015 Woman to Watch Amanda Seay, DDS. Named for Dr. Hobbs, who in 1866 became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry, the Project empowers women in dentistry to drive change and deliver success through networking, innovation and giving back. Its annual awards celebrate industry professionals for their distinctive talents.


Theresa Gonzales, DMD, MS, MSS


Powered by Benco Dental, this project aims to bring women together from all facets of the dental industry – dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, receptionists, sales representatives and others. Free to join, it offers networking opportunities, educational programs and charitable events. For details, visit: www.thelucyhobbsproject.com


Patricia L. Blanton, DDS, MS, PhD

Keynote speaker at the Charleston event, Patricia L. Blanton, DDS, MS, PhD, will present CE with “Artemis in the 21st Century”.  In her presentation, Dr. Blanton will reflect on how “the increased numbers of women in leadership


Amanda Seay, DDS

roles in the healthcare fields has the power to change the current system”.  

Giving back is one of our three pillars within The Lucy Hobbs Project and this year the Project is partnering with the National Head Start Association. In lieu of a registration fee, attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable, healthy snack to the Sept. 22 event, which will be donated to the local Head Start Program of Charleston. 

Register today for the event at: lhp-charleston922.eventbrite.com