Tag: dental history

Pioneers of Women in Dentistry

MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, so we’re celebrating two trailblazers for women dentists in North America. They paved the way for women in all dental specialties, including pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and endodontics. Lucy Hobbs Taylor Lucy Hobbs Taylor, born in 1833, was the first woman to earn an actual dental degree in North America. After multiple… Read More


The First Black Woman Dentist in the US

IDA GRAY WAS BORN in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1867. She became an orphan when her mother died in her early teens, after which she went to live with her aunt in Cincinnati. While Gray attended segregated public schools alongside her aunt’s three children and worked as a seamstress, she found time to work in the dental… Read More


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