Dr. Pat Verduin
Chief Technology Officer


A Letter from Dr. Pat Verduin

Our technology efforts span both drug and OTC technologies with demonstrated efficacy in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. We take pride in our technical achievments to date, we are humbled by the learning we have yet to achieve and we look forward to building strong partnerships with all of Oral Care's academic and professional communities.

We invite you to explore the level of Colgate scientific research programs and accomplishments and hope they help you improve the oral health and quality of life of your patients.

The Colgate C.A.R.E Program

Colgate is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE). The CARE Program recognizes a new generation of academic researchers by providing up to $30,000 USD (per project) to support oral health research projects across multiple disciplines. The five (5) researchers proposals were selected by an esteemed group of senior academic dental researchers, from a large pool of submissions. The five (5) researchers to receive Colgate's CARE program funding this year are:

Dr. Jin-Hee Kwak
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Dentistry
Research Topic: "BP-NELL-PEG Therapy to Regenerate Craniofacial Bones. "

Dr. Kuei-Ling (Christine) Hsu
University of Maryland, School of Dentistry
Research Topic: "Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Profiling of the Oral Microbiome in Socially Disadvantaged African American Children with Early Childhood Caries. "

Dr. Tamanna Tiwari
University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine
Research Topic: "A Participatory Approach in Improving Dental Health in African Immigrants. "

Dr. David Prince
Roseman University, College of Dental Medicine
Research Topic: "Silver Diamine Fluoride and the Elderly. "

Dr. Cristina Vidal
University of Iowa, College of Dentistry Research Topic: "Development of Therapeutic Nanoparticles for Sustained Delivery of Proanthocyanidins in Adhesive Interfaces. "

Latest Technology News

Newly Identified Biomarkers of Oral Inflammation

Acceleration of Purine Degradation by Periodontal Diseases
Barnes VM, Teles R, Trivedi HM, Devizio W, Xu T, Mitchell MW, Milburn MV, Guo L.
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Pro-Argin™ Technology

Clinical Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Desensitizing Paste Containing 8% Arginine and Calcium Carbonate for the In-office Relief of Dentin Hypersensitivity Associated with Dental Prophylaxis
D Hamlin, K Phelan Williams, E Delgado, YP Zhang, W DeVizio, LR Mateo
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Toothbrush Technology

The Efficacy of a Newly Designed Toothbrush to Decrease Tooth Sensitivity
Thomas Schiff, DMD; Gerald N. Wachs, MD; Dolores M. Petrone, BA; Pat Chaknis, BS;James H. Kemp, BA; William DeVizio, DMD
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Take a virtual visit of the Colgate Technology Center

Our Technology Center

Colgate-Palmolive is proud of its state-of-the art research and development facility in Piscataway, New Jersey where our scientists develop technologies to improve oral health.

The Colgate Technology Center includes laboratories that focus on early research and product development as well as an on-site dental clinic managed by practicing dentists and hygienists. Safety testing and research are also important parts of the technology center.

In addition, there is an on-site consumer testing site to ensure that our products promote patient acceptance and compliance.

Every year, hundreds of visitors from various areas of dentistry and geographies visit our technology center. Visitors have the opportunity to meet with our scientists and discuss our products and technologies and experience our scientists' commitment to oral health research. This interaction and partnerships help our scientists understand the needs and priorities of oral health research.

Latest Technology Innovation

Colgate's breakthrough technology consisting of arginine and calcium carbonate is clinically proven to deliver instant and lasting relief for four weeks.

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