Oral Health America Receives Support from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals To Help Expand Successful Oral Health Workshop

Colgate Funding Helps Train Dental Hygienists to Deliver Dental Health Workshop

Today, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals announced a $50,000 grant to help expand Oral Health America’s (OHA) Tooth Wisdom: Get Smart About Your Mouth workshop. This first-of-its-kind oral health education workshop empowers adults ages 65 and better to take charge of their oral health by learning and practicing healthy habits.

This OHA series first launched in 2014 in the Chicago area, with 93 percent of participants surveyed stating that they felt more confident in their ability to manage their oral care needs as a result of attending the workshop. In part by continued support from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, this workshop will now expand to Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee and Minnesota.

In addition to grant funding, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals will provide CE credits to dental hygienists who complete training to conduct the workshops as well as Colgate® oral care product to workshop participants. Later this year, OHA aims to leverage the Colgate Oral Health Advisers network (COHA), a nationwide group of dental hygienists, to further extend the availability of this workshop.

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About Oral Health America
OHA’s mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to drive access to care, increase health literacy, and advocate for policies that improve overall health through better oral health for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. Through Smiles Across America®, which serves 460,000 children annually, the Wisdom Tooth Project®, which reaches tens of thousands of older adults, and the Campaigns for Oral Health Equity, which prioritize oral health alongside other chronic diseases, OHA helps Americans of all ages to have a healthy mouth and to understand the importance of oral health for overall health. For more information about Oral Health America, please visit www.oralhealthamerica.org

® Smiles Across America and Wisdom Tooth Project are both registered trademarks of Oral Health America

About Colgate-Palmolive
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, Sanex, 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 www.Colgate.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®, Colgate’s global oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com