Three Dental Educators Receive ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Awards at the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

  Three Dental Educators Receive ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Awards at the 2014   ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition  Business Wire  WASHINGTON -- March 24, 2014  The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) presented three awards to dental educators March 16 during the 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Antonio, TX. The awards are supported by educational grants from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.  “ADEA is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these outstanding dental educators, and we are grateful for the support of the Colgate-Palmolive Company. The continued evolution of dental education relies on the recipients’ hard work and habits of excellence,” says ADEA Chair of the Board, Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., M.S.  The ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Allied Dental Educators Fellowship was presented to Prof. Rachel Henry, the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. 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. Mark Fitzgerald, University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts.  The ADEA/ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award was presented to Dr. Anita Joy, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. The award provides support to educators to enhance teaching efforts.  “Colgate-Palmolive’s ongoing support of these awards exemplifies our dedication and commitment to dental education, dental educators and students,” says Barbara Shearer, B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D., Director of Scientific Affairs at the Colgate-Palmolive Company. “On behalf of ADEA and all of the recipients, please accept our sincerest congratulations for your 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, 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 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  Contact:  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Jayne Lytel, 202-289-7201  
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