Last year, with the passing of Dr. Bettie R. McKaig, the first female vice president of the American Dental Association on February 3, dentistry lost one of its vibrant leaders. Her momentous firsts for women in the profession on international, national and regional levels offer even more... CONTINUE READING
In 1981, U.S. Congress initiated the first Women's History Week beginning March 7 of the following year. That led to Women's History Month in 1987, and according to womenshistorymonth.gov, in 1995 U.S. presidents began annually designating the month of March as a celebration of the contributions... CONTINUE READING
Tuesday afternoon trivia: Name two game-changing women who made history in Lawrence, Kansas. You're on your game if you guessed Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the first woman to earn a dental degree in the U.S., or Flora E. Richardson Coleman, the first woman to complete the curriculum and graduate from... CONTINUE READING
Each year, Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine honors America's best young dentists under the age of 40 for their work in and out of the operatory. Whether they’re renowned for medical innovations, volunteer work and philanthropy or a commitment to outstanding patient care, these 40... CONTINUE READING
A. The Queen Isabella Association. What does it have to do with dentistry? Good question. On researching the history of Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the first woman in American to graduate with a dental degree, I found out she belonged to this remarkable group. In fact, the story of how she became a... CONTINUE READING
"Women's History Month reminds us how far we've come and how far we need to go," said Dr. Lucy Hobbs, as portrayed by Benco Dental Database Publishing Production Specialist Jenn Ochman. She should know, as Lucy Hobbs was denied entrance to dental school in 1861 solely based on her... CONTINUE READING
Dedication and gratitude -- qualities Youstina Youssef, a dental student at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine says the white coat she wears in the photo above, signify in her life. "This white coat symbolizes not only my dedication to this profession, but also my gratitude for... CONTINUE READING
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