The AADR Board of Directors has announced that AADR is continuing the activities of the Friends of National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR) after the latter ceased operations at the end of 2015. 

Recognizing the need to increase efficiency, eliminate duplication of advocacy efforts, provide a stronger voice for patient advocates and provide greater support for the NIDCR director, the FNIDCR Board of Directors voted unanimously to cease operations as of December 31, 2015, and transfer programmatic activities of FNIDCR to AADR effective January 1, 2016. 

For more information, click here to read the press release. To join the FNIDCR, please contact AADR Director of Government Affairs Carolyn Mullen at

  • Click here to view the Friends of NIDCR and AADR Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Request for NIH and NIDCR.


Friends of NIDCR Patient Advocacy Council

The Friends of NIDCR Patient Advocacy Council (PAC) is comprised of non-profit organizations who work together to 1) support oral health research and NIDCR and 2) transfer oral health research from bench to bedside. Below are the current members of the FNIDCR PAC: