Crystal McIntosh D.D.S, M.S., Receives Scholarship for the ADEA Leadership Institute

  Crystal McIntosh D.D.S, M.S., Receives Scholarship for the ADEA Leadership

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SAN ANTONIO -- March 24, 2014

During the March 16^th Opening Ceremony of the 2014 American Dental Education
Association (ADEA) Annual Session & Exhibition, ADEA named Crystal McIntosh
D.D.S, M.S., the eighth ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./National Dental Association
(NDA) Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute. The ADEA
Leadership Institute is a year-long program designed to develop the nation’s
most promising individuals at academic dental institutions to become future
leaders in dental and higher education.

“The presentation of this award to Dr. McIntosh is in recognition of her
strong leadership qualities and her demonstrated interest and important work
in advancing equity and diversity issues within dental education,” says
Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., M.S., Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors. “ADEA is
grateful to Colgate-Palmolive Company and the National Dental Association for
their support of this scholarship, which will provide Dr. McIntosh with the
opportunity to participate in the ADEA Leadership Institute and further her
service to minority women and men seeking to become dental students and

Dr. McIntosh is a fulltime Assistant Professor in the Periodontics Department
in the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC. She received
her dental degree from Howard in May 2006 and earned a M.S. degree from the
University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, MI, in 2009. She is also a Board
Certified Periodontitis, and she served as Chief Periodontal Resident at Saint
John’s Macomb Hospital and the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School.

Dr. McIntosh's publishing credits include numerous articles in peer-reviewed
dental journals, such as The Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical
Dentistry, Dentistry Today and General Dentistry. She actively volunteers in
her local community and abroad, traveling on mission trips to Haiti, Nigeria
and Jamaica.

“Colgate is pleased to join ADEA and the NDA in honoring Dr. McIntosh for her
efforts to encourage and inspire future leaders about the importance of
professionalism, hard work and continued education,” says Barbara Shearer,
B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D., Director of Scientific Affairs at the Colgate-Palmolive
Company. “We’re also appreciative of the opportunities she is working on to
promote equity and diversity in dental education and congratulate her as this
year’s Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholar.”

"The National Dental Association recognizes Dr. McIntosh's strong leadership
skills and her deep knowledge of working with diverse students entering the
dental profession," says NDA President Dr. Alison Riddle-Fletcher. "She truly
understands the challenges and the successes found in higher education to
increase the enrollment of minorities."

The ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co./NDA Jeanne C. Sinkford Scholarship is an annual
award that provides a dental educator who is closely aligned with the
promotion of equity and diversity an opportunity to participate in the ADEA
Leadership Institute. When Jeanne C. Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., became Dean of
Howard University College of Dentistry in 1975, she also became the first
female dean of any U.S. dental school. She is a renowned scholar and champions
the advancement of women in dental education, the dental profession and the
medical sciences. Dr. Sinkford is a Senior Scholar-in-Residence at ADEA.

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, such as 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 show casing academic
dentistry’s leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit

About the National Dental Association

The NDA, based in Washington D.C., promotes oral health equity among people of
color by harnessing the collective power of its members, advocating for the
needs of and mentoring dental students of color and raising the profile of the
profession in underserved communities. The Association is comprised of 48
state and local chapters throughout the United States and Caribbean,
representing more than 6,000 African American dentists. It is expanding its
membership to include oral health care professionals in Africa, Canada, Saudi
Arabia, South America and Latin America. Please log on to
for further information.

About 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 more than 200 countries and
territories worldwide under internationally recognized brand names: 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 Futures®
oral health education program, please visit


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