2009 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE / HDA FACULTY RECOGNITION AWARD

The Colgate-Palmolive / Hispanic Dental Association Faculty Recognition Award recognizes faculty who are members of the Hispanic Dental Association and who have made a contribution toward enhancing the overall quality of oral health for the Hispanic population by extending themselves beyond the scope of their position.  Three awards are available, and recipients are selected by a review panel comprised of members of the HDA Awards Committee.

Award Recipients received the following:

·         Recognition and award plaque at the 2009 HDA Annual Meeting – Opening Ceremony on Thursday,  October 22, 2009.

·         A cash award of $500.00.

·         Travel or meeting registration assistance funds in the amount of $200.00.

·         A complimentary HDA professional membership for the 2010 member year.
Faculty Winners for this year’s award program are Dr. Vidal Balderas of the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio; Dr. Lydia Lopez del Valle of the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine; and Dr. Juan Yepes of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry (not pictured).

Pictured below is award winner, Dr. Vidal Balderas, with Dr. Marsha Butler of Colgate-Palmolive and Dr. Sarita Arteaga, 2009 HDA Immediate Past President.

Pictured below is award winner, Dr. Lydia Lopez del Valle, with Dr. Marsha Butler of Colgate-Palmolive and Dr. Sarita Arteaga, 2009 HDA Immediate Past President.