Vice President and Chief Dental Officer
Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD is Vice President and Chief Dental Officer at the Colgate- Palmolive Company where she provides oversight and leadership to dental and dermal clinical organisations, knowledge management, scientific communications and the biosolutions team. Dr Ryan previously served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook University where she was actively involved in teaching, clinical practice and research. She is the Past President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Dr Ryan has received numerous awards including NIH National Research Service Awards and a Physician Scientist Award. She was the recipient of the New Dentist Leadership Award from the Dental Society of the State of New York and received an achievement award from the American Dental Association. Dr Ryan was the first recipient of the Victress Health Award which she received in Berlin, Germany in 2010 to recognise her educational and research efforts in the area of women’s health. Dr Ryan is a Distinguished Alumnus of Stony Brook’s School of Dental Medicine and was a Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Programme for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr Ryan is a nationally and internationally known speaker and author who has appeared on multiple media outlets to discuss the role of the dental professional in the provision of optimal overall healthcare.