Dr. Maria Ryan

Vice President and Chief Dental Officer at Colgate-Palmolive
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Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD is Vice President and Chief Dental Officer at the Colgate-Palmolive Company where she provides oversight and leadership to dental and dermal clinical organizations, knowledge management, scientific communications and the biosolutions team. Dr. Ryan previously served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University where she was actively involved in teaching, clinical practice and research. She is the Past President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR).

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  • In the dentist's office, we're beginning to see a shift toward precision oral care that tailors treatment to each patient's specific needs. The ColgateĀ® Plaqless Pro smart electric toothbrush is inspired by that shift, and improves brushing efficacy by accounting for an individual's brushing technique and the biofilm buildup in their mouth. And by immediately alerting the user when an area is clean, Plaqless Pro coaches them to brush better, helping both the patient and the oral care provider to build an even stronger partnership in achieving optimal oral health.

    11 May 2021
  • Colgate is collaborating with numerous investigators throughout the globe to conduct clinical research to explore the potential of oral care products to reduce oral viral loads as a risk reduction strategy. We think oral care has a role to play in fighting the global pandemic, alongside other preventive measures.

    11 May 2021
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  • Colgate-Palmolive
    Vice President and Chief Dental Officer