The board members are (front row, left to right) Glenda Klaas, Dawn Breuer, Amy Natoli, Tess Black (Colgate), (second row, left to right) Janet Jordon, Paige Cowan Seaborg, Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, Amanda LaPean, (third row, left to right) April Conaway, Thorina J. Dagen, Julie Gaffney, JoAnn R. Gurenlian, and Kelly M. Burnham.
Dental hygienists are critical partners who share Colgate-Palmolive’s commitment to help patients achieve optimal oral health. As part of its continued commitment to improving oral health in the community, Colgate-Palmolive has named 12 hygienists from a wide range of communities across the United States to its 2016 Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board.
The board convened on July 11-12, allowing the new board members the opportunity to share their ideas with Colgate and each other. The meeting was hosted at Colgate’s Global Research and Technology Center in Piscataway, N.J.
The board members also met with key thought leaders, as well as Colgate research and development experts, and they were given an inside look at Colgate’s product research and innovation process.
The practicing hygienists named to Colgate’s Oral Health Advisory Board were selected based on self-nomination and the recognition submitted by their colleagues, commitment to dental hygiene, and leadership within the profession. Two practicing dental hygiene authors/lecturers completed the composition of the Board.
The 2016 members of the Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board include:
- Dawn Breuer, RDH, BS, Wabasha, MN
- Kelly M. Burnham, RDH, BS, Newnan, GA
- April Conaway, RDH, Douglas, WY
- Julie Gaffney, RDH, Corning, CA
- Thorina J. Dagen, RDH, BS, Sykesville, MD
- Janet Jordon, RDH, BS, Allentown, PA
- Glenda Klaas, RDH, BS, Palos Heights, IL
- Amanda LaPean, RDH, BA, Oshkosh, WI
- Amy Natoli, RDH, BS, Charleston, SC
- Paige Cowan Seaborg, RDH, BS, Seattle, WA
- Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, Cave Creek, AZ
- JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, PhD, Haddonfield, NJ
The Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board, established in 2009, is a critical element in Colgate’s well-established Colgate Oral Health Advisor program (COHA). This complementary, innovative program offers educational benefits exclusively for the dental hygienist. Its most recent enhancement, the COHA Facebook Community, provides COHA members a unique forum for networking with fellow dental hygienists as well as an opportunity to have direct access to Colgate.
For more information, please visit www.colgateoralhealthadvisor.com.