NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Hispanic Dental Association (H.D.A.) recently awarded oral care leader Colgate-Palmolive Company with its Corporate Legacy Award at its 2015 annual conference in San Antonio, TX for the company’s ongoing commitment to professional education and oral health equity among the U.S. Hispanic community.
A leading organization dedicated to the elimination of oral health disparities in the Hispanic community, the H.D.A. honored Colgate’s longstanding efforts to educate and support Latinos nationwide through community programs, bilingual educational information and advocacy around an often-overlooked, but important health issue.
“When the H.D.A. was forming in 1990, Colgate was our first corporate supporter and has been a steadfast partner over the past 25 years,” said David Pena, CEO and executive director of the H.D.A. “It’s vital to have support from a company such as Colgate to bring more Latinos into the profession, to educate families and to be on the ground in our communities providing dental care where it’s most needed. Colgate truly walks the walk.”
“Colgate believes in the H.D.A.’s mission and continues to innovate new ways to educate, empower and improve the oral health of Latinos nationwide,” says Dr. Marsha Butler, Vice President, Global Oral Care, Colgate-Palmolive. “We are honored to have received the Corporate Legacy Award and strive to leave a lasting legacy of healthy smiles for future generations.” Click here to read more