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Colgate-Palmolive Research Program presented by Dr Fotinos Panagakos



3 August 2013

We regret to announce that this talk has been indefinitely postponed until further notice. We will keep you informed of a revised visit in the near future.

Following Professor Chris Peck's visit of Colgate Palmolive's research facility the Dean felt that it would be great for our students to understand better the industry and its research activities as a possible future career path.

World renowned researcher Dr Foti Panagakos visiting Sydney next week has kindly accepted to speak to staff and students in the Faculty of Dentistry at a single session at 12.30pm on Thursday 08 August in the level 6 Lecture Theatre, Sydney Dental Hospital to be video-conferenced to Lecture Theatre 3A&B, Mons Road, Westmead. Lunch will be provided to attendees at both venues.

Please confirm your attendance by registering using this link.

Colgate-Palmolive, world-wide leader in oral care, maintains a robust, extensive and global research and development program. With 700 scientists working at 6 global technology centers, Colgate continues to bring innovative and clinically relevant products for professional and patient use.

This program will provide the participant an overview of the Colgate R&D program. Examples will be provided to illustrate how Colgate develops a new technology from concept to putting a product either on the shelf or in the dental office. At the end of this session, the participant will:

  • Understand how Colgate Research & Development identifies new technology opportunities and develops them into clinical relevant products
  • Appreciate the breadth and depth of clinical research performed by Colgate Research & Development
  • Learn through actual examples how Colgate develops new products for patient and professional use

Dr Foti Panagakos
Dr Foti Panagakos


FOTINOS S. PANAGAKOS, DMD, PHD
Dr. Panagakos received his DMD from UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School and his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1992. In 1999, he received his Masters in Education from Seton Hall University and in 2007 he received his Master's in Business Administration from Lehigh University.
Dr. Panagakos served for 14 years as a faculty member at New Jersey Dental School, serving in a number of administrative positions, including Group Practice Administrator, Director of Environmental Safety and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. During this time, he also maintained a private practice in Westfield and Newark, NJ.
In June, 2005, Dr. Panagakos joined the Colgate Palmolive Oral Care Clinical Research Department as an Associate Director. In January, 2006, Dr. Panagakos was promoted to Director of Professional Relations and Scientific Affairs - North America. In April 2009, Dr. Panagakos was appointed Director of Clinical Research Relations and Strategy within the Research and Development division of Colgate-Palmolive Co. In November, 2012, he was promoted to Global Director of Scientific Affairs and Research Relations - Oral Care. He is based at the Global Research and Development Center in Piscataway, NJ.


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