Former Colgate exec dies, remembered as 'pioneer in preventative dental care'

Anthony Volpe, DDS, Colgate's vice president of scientific affairs until 2013, died Oct. 8, reports the American Dental Association.

During his 52-year career, Dr. Volpe evaluated the clinical efficacy of Colgate toothpastes. He published over 200 papers in major international scientific journals and holds several U.S. patents in dental science. In 2017, Dr. Volpe received the International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award in Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research.

"The global dental community has lost a giant," said then-ADA President Chad Gehani, DDS, adding that Dr. Volpe was a "pioneer in preventative dental care and a champion for public health" who will be "sorely missed."

Memorial donations can be made in Dr. Volpe's name to Newark, N.J.-based Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.

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