Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Award by Colgate

Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Award by Colgate

 The award is presented on alternate years at the IAPD Congress for the best preventive oral health community program serving children.

The value of the Prize is 2000 US Dollars (two thousand dollars). In addition, there will be two runners up prizes of 500 US dollars (five hundred dollars) each.


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Prize Value: USD 2,000


 This award will be presented at the 29th IAPD Congress from 14-17 June 2023 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Please note that you can ONLY SUBMIT ONE ABSTRACT/ESSAY/PROJECT for consideration for any ONE bursary or award. If there are multiple awards or bursaries of interest to you, please choose only the most applicable one.


1. The Award is open to any individual or organization responsible for creating or implementing a preventive oral health community program serving children. 

2. The Award is open to all current members of IAPD. In case of joint authorship, at least one applicant must be a current IAPD member.

3. Registration to the Congress is a requirement for the competition entry.

4. The Award will be presented  for the most meritorious preventive oral health community program serving children. Programs will be judged on impact, educational materials and presentation. It will be judged by an international panel of adjudicators.

5. A 100-word abstract and three (3) page description of the program should be included with the completed application.

6. All candidates will be required to give a maximum 10-minute oral presentation about their
work, followed by 5 minutes of questions and discussion.

7. Presentation of certificate to the winner of the preventive oral health community program serving children is made at the Opening Ceremony by the representative of Colgate Company.

8. The presence of the recipient at the Opening Ceremony of the 29th IAPD Congress in Maastricht, the Netherlands in June 2023 is mandatory.

9. All entries are to be sent electronically to in their final and completed version before 17 March, 2023. 

10. The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry reserves the right of publication of the prize-winning & finalist’s essays in IAPD Publications (Annual newsletter, e-news & IAPD’s website or social media).

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