ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Awards Presented at 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Awards Presented at 2013 ADEA Annual Session &

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Supported by educational grants
from the Colgate-Palmolive Company, the American Dental Education Association
(ADEA) presented several awards to dental educators during the 2013 ADEA
Annual Session & Exhibition, held March 16-19, in Seattle, Washington.

"ADEA is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these dental educators,
with the support of the Colgate-Palmolive Company. The future of dental
education depends on the hard work and habits of excellence which the awardees
have demonstrated," says ADEA Chair of the Board, Stephen K. Young, D.D.S.,

The ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Allied Dental Educators Fellowship was
presented to Dr. Donna F. Homenko, Cuyahoga Community College. It provides
support for participation in the ADEA Leadership Institute or a three-month
fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, DC.

The ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to
Dr. H. Wayne Lambert, West Virginia University School of Dentistry. The award
provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts.

The ADEA/ADEACouncil of Students, Residents, and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive
Co. Junior Faculty Award was presented to Dr. Jompobe Vuthiganon, Medical
University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. The
award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts.

"Colgate-Palmolive's ongoing support of these awards exemplifies the
dedication and commitment to dental education, dental educators, and students
that it shares with ADEA," says Barbara Shearer, B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D.,
Director of Scientific Affairs at the Colgate-Palmolive Company. "We are proud
to invest in the rising generation of dental educators, and offer our
sincerest congratulations to Dr. Homenko, Dr. Lambert, and Dr. Vuthiganon for
their achievements."

About the American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental
education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many
allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and
students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the
dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing
education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of
the public. ADEA's activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy,
faculty development, meetings, and communications like the esteemed Journal of
Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services AADSAS,
PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit

About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development
and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic
plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall showcasing academic
dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit

Aboutthe Colgate-Palmolive Company
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly
focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.
Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories
around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate,
Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex,
Tom's of Maine, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science
Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about
Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit the Company's web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright FuturesĀ®
oral health education program, please visit

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