Detroit Mercy Dental and Benco Dental Present: Women in Dentistry - The Lucy Hobbs Project

Thursday, October 11, 2018



6:30 PM-9:15 PM





Join us at the Madison Detroit for an evening of networking and discussion. Engage in unique conversation about women in dentistry, the changes and challenges we face, and what it means to have it all!

Detroit Mercy Dental alumnae and dental professionals from the region are welcome to attend this no charge event. We expect to fill, so reserve your spot today!


Cocktails & Hors-d'oeuvres







Keynote Speaker

Sharon Parsons, D.D.S.




Panel Discussion: Redefining Having it All

Marissa Cohrs, R.D.H.'01, B.S. '01

Natalie Datien, D.D.S. '13

Jennifer Fanti, D.D.S. '03

Reem Hallal, D.D.S.'12, M.S.

Alexandra Martella, D.D.S. '14, M.S.

Moderated by:

Michelle Szewczyk, Dental Class 2019



Desserts & Networking

About the Lucy Hobbs Project

The Lucy Hobbs Project is named to honor Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the first American woman to earn a degree in dentistry. Born in 1833, Lucy was refused admission to dental school because of her gender. But she persevered, 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. It is her legacy that fuels the three pillars of the project: networking, innovation and giving back.

About Us

The goal of the Office of Alumni Relations at the School of Dentistry is to develop and implement outreach activities that will nurture lifelong relationships with and among our more than 6,600 living alumni. We offer programs of relevance and service to alumni. Underlying all our efforts is the belief that the School of Dentistry provides an exceptional education for students, serves as a resource to the community and is committed to integrity, diversity, and service.


Madison Detroit, Detroit, MI

1555 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226

Click here for directions

Our Give Back: Sanctum House

We have chosen to partner with Sanctum House for the giveback portion of our LHP YOU event. Sanctum House, located in Royal Oak, Michigan, is a safe home for survivors of human trafficking to heal and rebuild their lives. It is a voluntary residential 24-month program for women 18 years of age and older. By providing a therapeutic, safe and secure environment for our residents and staff, Sanctum House becomes the door to safety, freedom and endless possibilities Residents will be moving towards a life of transformation in body, mind and spirit.. We will be collecting both monetary and physical donations the night of our event. Please “click here” to view a wish list of items that Sanctum House is in need for during the winter months. To learn more about Sanctum House please visit:

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