Colgate-Palmolive and CDHA Award 20 Academic Admission Scholarships to Dental Hygiene Students

As part of its ongoing efforts to support the education of dental hygiene professionals, Colgate-Palmolive has established anannual academic admission scholarship, administered in partnership with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), to assist students enrolled in dental hygiene programs. The following students have each received a $500 scholarship under this year’s program:



APLUS Institute

Nasim Bahmani

Camosum College

Allison Rashleigh


Candice Fernandes


Ashley Boyd

Canadore College

Kelsey Michaud

Confederation College

Antonella Carlino

Dalhousie University

Elizabeth Domno

John Abbott College

Hsin Chang

Niagara College

Alejandra Gomez

Oulton College

Elisabeth MacDonald


Kalyn Giroux

St. Clair College

Lindsay Johnson

Toronto College of Dental Hygiene

Varinder Brar

UBC DH Degree Program

Alison Ashworth

University of Alberta

Lauren Deeks

University of Manitoba

Anna Nguyen

Vancouver Community College

Kirsten Petrushevsky

Cégep Garneau

Élizabeth Michaud-Jobin

Cégep de Chicoutimi

Daisy Gosselin

College Boreal

Mélissa Lamothe


CDHA president Mandy Hayre notes that “reducing the financial barriers to dental hygiene education is a key step in promoting greater diversity in the profession.  CDHA is delighted to be working with Colgate-Palmolive on this worthy initiative.” Dr. Brian N Feldman, Director of Professional Relations & Academic Affairs, Colgate-Palmolive Canada Inc., adds, “Supporting the education of future dental hygiene professionals is important to Colgate-Palmolive, and partnering with the CDHA again this year has enabled us to award scholarships that will help a number of dental hygiene students get the right start in their careers.”

Colgate-Palmolive is a global company serving hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with products sold in over 200 countries. Colgate’s three core corporate values: Caring, Global Teamwork, and Continuous Improvement are reflected not only in the quality of their products and the reputation of their company, but also in their dedication to serving the communities where they do business. As a leading consumer products company, Colgate-Palmolive is also deeply committed to advancing technology that can address changing consumer needs throughout the world and to creating products that will continue to improve the quality of life for consumers wherever they live. For more information, please visit  

Serving the profession since 1963, CDHA is the collective national voice of more than 26,800 registered dental hygienists working in Canada, directly representing 17,000 individual members including dental hygienists and students. Dental hygiene is the 6th largest registered health profession in Canada with professionals working in a variety of settings, including independent practice, with people of all ages, addressing issues related to oral health. For more information on oral health, visit: