Canadore student wins Colgate-Palmolive dental hygiene scholarship

Tuesday, January 21, 2014   by: Kate Adams

Canadian Dental Hygienists Assocation
News Release


In an effort to support the education of dental hygiene professionals, Colgate-Palmolive has established an annual academic admission scholarship, administered in partnership with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Assocation (CDHA) to assist students enrolled in dental hygiene programs. 

Cora Croisier of Canadore College was one of the lucky students nationwide receiving a $500 scholarship under this program.

CDHA president Mary Bertone 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 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.

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