Austin Oral Surgery Presents its Lucy Hobbs Project: “Empowering Women in Dentistry”

In honor of women’s history month, Austin Oral Surgery will be hosting its first annual Lucy Hobbs Project, “Empowering Women in Dentistry.” The event is named for Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the first woman to earn a dental degree, and is designed to “empower women in dentistry” through education and networking opportunities. The event will foster awareness about sex trafficking and provide tips for helping victims. Attendees will earn four continuing education credits and have the opportunity to dine, network, shop and learn. The event is also a fund-raiser for The Refuge for Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST).

Dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and front office personnel

Friday, March 29th from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Westin Austin Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758

Event Contact: 
Renee Dixon
Marketing director of Austin Oral Surgery

$50 per person

The event is sponsored by Benco and 320 guests are expected. For more information or to register, contact Renee Dixon or visit

“This program is designed to empower women through networking and education. We will be bringing awareness to our community about sex trafficking in the Central Texas area as well as raising money for The Refuge for DMST,” says Dixon. “When you do an oral exam, certain conditions inside the mouth can indicate a victim, so the dental community is in a unique position to make a big difference.”

Austin Oral Surgery has been serving the community for nearly 50 years. Doctors James Fricke and Sam Fason established Austin Oral Surgery with one goal in mind: to put patients first. Austin Oral Surgery continues that legacy of exceptional, patient-centered care today, treating patients with a wide variety of oral/maxillofacial needs from wisdom teeth removal and corrective jaw surgery to dental implants and more. The practice has grown to include 16 board-certified maxillofacial surgeons and 12 locations throughout Central Texas. For more information, visit

The Refuge for DMST is a non-profit, therapeutic, residential community and foster-placement agency for girls ages 11 through 19, who have been rescued from sex traffickers. For more information, visit