Colgate-Palmolive Nuestros Niños Contest

Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc and The Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) invite you to participate in Nuestros Niños, a program designed to address oral health care issues, including prevention and oral care strategies for Hispanic children less than 18 years of age.

Nuestros Niños Award Application
Application Due: September 1, 2019
Case Study Due: October 1, 2019

$5,000 will be awarded to the winning case study and $3000 to the runner up student with the case study that most closely meet the criteria. The two student awardees,along with one faculty advisor from each school,will receive funding to attend the Hispanic Dental Association/Greater New York Dental Meeting on November 30, 2019 in New York City. The winners will present their case studies during the meeting. The award-winning students’ HSDA Chapters will also receive $500. Students must be members of the HSDA and the faculty advisors must be members of the HDA.

Students are invited to present a case study with a Hispanic pediatric patient. This case study should include: full medical and dental history, restorative and periodontal charting, x-rays, models, all diagnostic tools used to develop the treatment plan, complete the treatment plan, preventive treatment, oral hygiene recommendations and patient outcomes.

All patient images, names and identifiers must be blocked or deleted to mask the identity of the patient to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Act. If required, also submit consent release forms signed by the parent or patient prior to submission.

HSDA students must submit their final case study to HDA by October 1, 2019 for consideration. The submission should include a written report with charts and images used. Please submit to Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of HDA members and Colgate employees and be evaluated on the following criteria;

1) thoroughness of dental evaluation and treatment plan,
2) consideration of cultural and socioeconomic factors,
3) preventive evaluation and recommendations,
4) patient outcomes.

Winning students may be invited to have their case studies published on the Colgate Oral Health Network within the guidelines of ADA CERP and AGD PACE.Colgate Oral Health Network is a portal for continuing education and development used by dental professionals worldwide. (

Winners will be announced on Oct 22, 2019
Award Ceremony, Saturday November 30, 2019
Greater New York Dental Meeting