Our Program

Every day, Colgate is making a difference by helping to create healthy smiles for children around the world.

In the U.S., Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® provides free dental screenings and oral health education to children through its fleet of mobile dental vans. These vans travel to under-served rural and urban communities, reaching over 1,000 towns and more than 10 million children each year.

Meet Our Volunteers  |  Aboard the Mobile Dental Van

Meet Our Volunteers

Volunteer dentists and hygienists continue to help us create healthy smiles by donating their time and conducting free dental screenings for under-served children.

Some of our volunteers have been serving their communities through Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® for more than 15 years. Click the videos below to hear from some of our dedicated volunteers.

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  • Grant
  • Dumas
  • Kidd
  • Perry

Aboard the Mobile Dental Van

Colgate's mobile dental vans measure 32-feet long, nearly the size of a mobile home, and feature friendly visuals to help create a fun and less intimidating ‘screening experience.’

With two child-sized dental chairs aboard, Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® screens two children at a time, with the average screening lasting approximately two minutes. With the support of our volunteer dental professionals, children ranging in 3-12 years of age all receive free dental check-ups*, treatment referrals (if needed), and learning materials that include a tube of Colgate® kid's toothpaste, a Colgate® kid's toothbrush and brushing instructions.

* For children who are in need of treatment or who do not have a dentist, we provide referrals so they can visit a dentist in their area and take care of any issues and maintain a healthy mouth.