Think Oral Health

The Systemic Health
May, 09 2024

The Power of Prevention: Colgate’s Insights into Oral Health Economics with Dr. Maria Ryan, Chief Clinical Officer at Colgate-Palmolive

Think Oral _ Maria Ryan

Education about oral health is essential, as some individuals are unaware that cavities constitute a disease.

In this episode, Dr. Maria Ryan, Chief Clinical Officer at Colgate-Palmolive, discusses the innovative approaches Colgate takes to oral health, like the use of arginine as a new tool alongside fluoride for reducing caries risk. She delves into the importance of integrating oral health with overall health care, emphasizing the economic benefits and potential cost savings associated with preventive oral health measures. The conversation extends to the need for collaboration between medical and dental professionals, as well as the significance of educating both professionals and the public about the connections between oral and systemic health. Maria also touches on Colgate’s efforts in global health initiatives and its role in advocating for oral health awareness as well as the four P’s of precision medicine. 

Tune in and learn how oral health is not just about brushing teeth but can impact overall well-being and quality of life!


  • Learn more about Maria Ryan here.
  • Learn more about Colgate-Palmolive on their LinkedIn and website.
  • Discover more about Colage’s Know Your OQ program here.
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