Explore competition opportunities that are available for Students.


SCADA - Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application

Dentsply Sirona and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have joined forces to co-sponsor the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research and its Application (SCADA), formerly known as the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association. 

Every U.S. Dental School has been invited to select a student to participate in the 2018 SCADA event. The competition will take place at the 47th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR and 42nd Annual Meeting of the CADR, March 21-24, 2018 - Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA.

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AADR Hatton Competition

The competition is designed for junior investigators (junior, senior and post-doctoral) who exhibit potential for a productive career in dental research. The six winners of the AADR competition  compete in the IADR Unilever Hatton Competition & Awards.

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411 Rapid Research Competition

The AADR National Student Research Group is hosting research competition titled 411 Rapid Research that will make its debut at the 2019 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session in Vancouver. Student competitors will have 4 minutes and 1 slide to explain their research. The student will then be asked 1 question. The award consists of 2 categories, basic science and clinical/public health. 7 competitors will be selected to compete within each category onsite at the Annual Meeting. The 3 winners of each competition will be awarded monetary award of up to $750 and a ribbon.

This will allow more students the opportunity to present their research to a lay audience. We encourage creativity. Applicants will be judged by students on the NSRG board. We encourage you to submit an abstract for the General Session in Vancouver and when submitting apply to be part of this inaugural award!

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