Colgate announces 2014 oral health advisory board

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 2014 Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board.

Jul 28th, 2014
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The members of the 2014 Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board are: (front row, left to right) Gavin du Toit (Colgate), Yixin Keller (Colgate) Natlyn Bacheck, Amira Elkerdany, Tess Black (COHA host), Foti Panagakos (Colgate) (second row, left to right) Tomika Johnson-Flowers, Kaylea Stanley, Shane Castro ,Susan Cotten, Carrie Yocum, (third row, left to right) Ann Eschenaur Spolarich Jennifer Collins, Lydia Rosado, (forth row, left to right) Tom Priestman (Colgate) Samantha Guerierro (Colgate) Kim Curtis (Colgate) JoAnn Guernlian Matilde Hernandez (Colgate), Jennifer Taliercio, (back row, left to right) Carolina Aboleda (Colgate).

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 2014 Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board.

A board meeting hosted at Colgate’s Global Research and Technology Center in Piscataway, N.J., on June 16-17 allowed the new board members the opportunity to share their ideas with Colgate and each other. The board members also met with key opinion leaders and Colgate’s research and development experts, and 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 their profession. Two practicing dental hygiene authors/lecturers completed the board composition.

The 2014 members of the Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board include:

  • Natalyn Bachek, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
  • Shane Castro, Virginia Beach Va.
  • Jennifer Collins, Chico, Calif.
  • Susan Cotton, Firestone, Colo.
  • Amira Elkerdany, Simi Valley, Calif.
  • Tomika Johnson-Flowers, Steger, Ill.
  • Lydia Rosado, Goshen, Ind.
  • Kaylea Stanley, Matton, Ill.
  • Jennifer Taliercio, Bridgewater, N.J.
  • Carrie Yocum, Allentown, Pa.
  • Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, Cave Creek, Ariz.
  • JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, PhD, Haddonfield, N.J.

The Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board, which was established in 2009, is a critical element in Colgate’s well-established Colgate Oral Health Advisor program (COHA). This complimentary, 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.

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