Frequently Asked Questions

How many mobile dental vans are there within the program?

In the Philippines, Colgate currently have two mobile dental vans as part of Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® program.

What would I see aboard one of Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® mobile dental vans?

Each of our mobile dental vans is a functioning "dental office on wheels", specially designed to help establish a friendly comfort level for all children. Staffed by volunteer dental professionals, our mobile dental vans feature two dental chairs for conducting dental screenings and a waiting area where kids learn about healthy habits before their screening.

Are Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® dental screenings free?

Our scheduled mobile dental van visits, education materials, dental screenings and treatment referrals are free to children as a part of Colgate's ongoing commitment to improving oral health among children.

What is a typical "van visit" like?

Our free screenings are visual examinations conducted inside Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® mobile dental van by volunteer dental professionals and generally do not include preventative care. Parents and guardians receive screening results, a referral to local dentists if needed, and children take home their own Colgate® toothbrush and toothpaste to help build healthy habits at home.

Who are the volunteers for mobile dental van?

Local government dentist from different provinces, cities and municipalities serves as volunteers for mobile dental van activities.

How can my child receive a free dental screening?

Our fleet of Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® mobile dental vans travel to selected communities to provide free dental screenings to children in need.

If Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® does not reach my area, can I request a van visit?

At the end of each year, our team collaborates with governments, dental professionals, schools and community groups to identify areas in need for the upcoming year's van schedule. To submit your local community for consideration, please click here.

How can I volunteer?

There are many ways to support the mission of Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®. If you are a dental professional and would like to volunteer on-site with our mobile dental van, please e-mail the Colgate Professional Oral Care at ph_professionaloralcare@colpal.com.

If you are a parent, teacher, or community leader and would like to share our award winning educational curriculum with local children, simply browse our free online materials by clicking here.

MOBILE DENTAL VAN SCHEDULE

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® currently offers 2 state-of-the art, mobile dental vans that are equipped to screen children for common oral health conditions. These dental van are based in hub-cities and travel to selected areas in the Philippines to help raise awareness about the importance of children's dental health.

Mobile Dental Van