This week, shared 12 Reasons You Should Visit San Francisco Once in Your Lifetime. Among them, the largest and oldest Chinatown, world class museums, free to attend festivals, unforgettable botanical gardens, breathtaking bicycle routes and plenty to discover in just one day.

The Lucy Hobbs Project offers reason No. 13: its 6th annual celebration of women in dentistry, which will take place September 13-15 in beautiful San Fran.

The Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration & Straumann Digital Dentistry Symposium will deliver three days of networking, education and inspiration at The Westin St. Francis.

Attendees can earn up to 15.5 Continuing Education credits and meet this year’s six Lucy Hobbs Project Award recipients:

Sabiha S. Bunek, DDSrecipient of the Clinical Expertise Award,
Sharon K. Parsons, DDS, recipient of the Humanitarian award,
Athena S. Papas, DMD, PhD, recipient of the Industry Icon award,
Diane Johnson KruegerCEO, recipient of the Innovator award,
Jeanette Sabir-Holloway, DDSrecipient of the Mentor award, and
Rita Y. Chuang, BA, DDS, ABO, recipient of the Woman to Watch award.

Register today:

What is the Lucy Hobbs Project?

Benco Dental’s initiative, helping women in dentistry succeed, is 10,000 members strong. Its name honors the first U.S. woman to earn a dental degree – Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor.

Born in 1833, Lucy was refused admission to dental school because of her gender.  But she persevered, eventually learning dentistry as an apprentice, graduating from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, and becoming the first licensed female dentist in 1866. Her leadership, courage and success paved the way for other women. Benco Dental is committed to helping others to do the same.  

Through the Project, the nation’s largest privately owned dental distributor aims to empower women in dentistry to drive change and deliver results through networking, innovation and give-back.


Honorees at the 2016 Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration in Dallas, Texas.

The Lucy Hobbs Project is open to women and men dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, office managers, sales representatives and consumers and free to join.

Annually the company hosts a national Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration in which they honor six exemplary women in dentistry. They also present Lucy Hobbs Project YOU events, partnering with universities throughout the country, and regional events where they tackle current dental trends and pressing issues within the industry, all while embracing the power of networking.

To learn more, visit

Enter the #LHPshareyourstory contest

Want to win a free trip to attend the celebration in San Francisco this fall?

Share your photo on social media with the hashtag #lhpshareyourstory and you might win.

Show how you’re networking, innovating and/or giving back. Include 1-2 sentences that explain how you empower women in dentistry. Deadline: Aug. 16. Winner announced: Aug. 23.

The grand prize includes:

— Two tickets to the event,
— roundtrip airfare for 2, and
— accommodations for 2 at The Westin St. Francis
— a donation of $500 will be made in your name to a giveback charity
of your choice.
Sponsors: Benco Dental, Straumann and Midmark Dental

No purchase necessary to win. For complete rules and details: