March: 31, 2023, Kalhari Resort

3rd Annual Lucy Hobbs Project

Save the Date: Lucy Hobbs

For more information please contact or call (512) 498-0119.

2022 Recap

Celebrate Wellness Together With Your Entire Team.

Our 2022 event is the perfect for the entire team. Our thought leaders, panelists and networking event will focus on more than individual wellness. We’ll impart strategies for incorporating wellness concepts throughout your practice to build a happier, more productive and engaged team.

Panel Discussions:

– Love Your Body
In this new world we are living in, life seems to be busier and demand more energy. Just like the announcement that they make at the beginning of the flight, you can’t help anyone else (including your family) if we don’t put our oxygen on first. When the pressure’s on it’s easy to push our needs to the side and not “put our oxygen mask” on first. Our panel will help you learn to take better care of your body in many different ways including, nutrition, exercise, positive self talk and massage. You’ll take away valuable tips you can use as soon as you get home and back to the office.

– Healthy Me
Running a thriving, rewarding practice takes a team and means everyone making themselves a priority. You can’t fully show up for your team as an effective and inspiring leader if you’re not in peak mental, emotional and physical health. Our panel of experts includes women who live your challenges everyday: successful practitioners, specialists, hygienists, office managers and more. Because it’s not about living up to unrealistic goals, it’s about becoming the best YOU.


Shopping, Networking and Giveback
Brunch buffet opens
Panel 1– Fuel Your Body
What is sex trafficking and how is the The Refuge for DMST impacting this worldwide epidemic
Panel 2– Healthy Me
3:45- 4:00
Raffle winners announced
4:00- 5:00
Join us for a cocktail party and Meet our Surgeons immediately following the program.

Special Guest MC

Whitney Nelson

Whitney Nelson is the founder and CEO of Brilliant People. She’s a dynamic leader with a background in marketing, leading teams and leadership development. Her corporate experience combined with her mantra ‘say no to status quo’ has empowered her to create a better way to develop leadership in individuals. This became the catalyst for Brilliant People, whose mission is to empower managers to build cohesive, collaborative teams. When not inspiring organizations to transform workplace culture, you’ll find her mountain biking or running the trails in and around Austin, TX.


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Sharon Shivetts

An agile operations and training professional, Sharon Shivetts elevates strategic problem solving to an art form. Her focus: top performance through staff mentoring and well-rounded coaching. This proven customer experience leader garnered expertise through more than 30 years of experience in the dental industry, as well as degrees earned in Dental Hygiene, education, statistics and research methods. Sharon has been part of the Benco Dental team for 16 years, serving first as a sales territory representative and later, earning a promotion to her current role.

Keynote Speaker

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Andra Liemandt

Andra is the founder and CEO of The Kindness Campaign, a national nonprofit devoted to research-based emotional intelligence and anti-bullying. Launched in 2015, TKC designs interactive SEL (social emotional learning) curriculum and programming for schools and workplaces, with a focus on developing kind leaders and emotionally aware schools and companies. Under Andra’s leadership, TKC’s reach grew from five schools to 82 in two years, and today, serves over 40,000 students. Over the past two years, the organization has partnered with Bumble, KIND Bars, Dell Inc., Nordstrom, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to bring TKC’s on-site programming to children and adults nationwide.

After a career in large corporate account management and pharmaceutical sales at Dell Inc. and Abbott Laboratories, Andra pivoted to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Now a national speaker on kindness and bullying, Andra has given keynote addresses for AT&T and IBM conferences, Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide, and the National Charity League. She is a recipient of Austin Woman’s Way Business Award for Social Impact (2018), and was a finalist for the Phyllis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award (2018). An active philanthropist, Andra currently serves on the Girl Scouts of Central Texas 2019 Women of Distinction Committee, and is on the advisory board of Baylor Scott & White Health. In 2015, Andra was named Cover Woman for Austin Woman Magazine’s September Edition, and in 2018, she joined the board of the GRAMMY Museum.

Andra is also the founder and drummer for The Mrs, a pop-rock band that has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “The Queen Latifah Show,” Buzzfeed, People Magazine, and Billboard. Their first music video, released in 2014 and featuring their signature “Magic Mirror,” currently has 5.4 million views on YouTube. Since then, The Mrs has shared the stage with Maroon 5 and Jon Bon Jovi, and has enjoyed musical collaborations with Paul Oakenfold and more.

Networking Time

Women based businesses where you will have time to shop and network with other dental professionals.

Giveback Opportunities

The giveback portion of our event will be raising money and awareness about sex trafficking and all proceeds will benefit The Refuge Ranch. We will have a raffle with a variety of items from local vendors. If you would like to pre-purchase raffle tickets for your team please contact Tickets will be $5 each or 5 for $20. The Refuge is a home with a full circle of care for 48 girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking located in Central Texas.

What we did at our 1st Annual Lucy Hobbs Project 2019

Our community has come together and donated over $5,000 in prizes to raffle off for the giveback portion of our event benefiting The Refuge DMST.

You shopped. You bought raffle tickets… 100’s of raffle tickets! You supported The Refuge for DMST and we raised a total of $7,625.00 from raffle tickets and vendor sponsorships.
It didn’t end there! We have a dentist that is planning to start a scholarship for any girl who has interest in the dental field! Gloria Chan (keynote speaker) has offered to teach wellness classes to the girls at the ranch! Her husband who is an Optometrist plans to provide eye exams! Dr. Briggs is providing orthodontics for any girl in need. Cecily Kertson with Straumann donated their horse Newton to the equine therapy center at The Refuge! The outpour has been just amazing! Thank you Thank You Thank You!

Why Lucy Hobbs? Austin Oral Surgery and Benco want to empower all women in dentistry in all areas of life, personally, professionally and we can’t forget to have some fun! We are so excited to plan this event for 2021 and will be posting details as we finalize plans so please check back to see what is new. The links below have pictures from our 1st Lucy Hobbs Project in Austin. Please reach out if you would like to learn more or have any questions.