The Science Awards Committee has the responsibility of selecting awardees from among the nominations of renowned scientists submitted by Association members. The Committee consists of the Science Awards chair and the subcommittee chair for each award. The subcommittee members are composed of the previous award recipients. Appointments are made annually for a period of five years on a rotation basis. Any IADR member may nominate a candidate for a science award. Once a nomination is made, it is considered each year for five years unless the nominee is selected for an award during this period. After the fifth year, the nomination is withdrawn unless a re-nomination is received. 

Basic Research in Biological Mineralization Award

Supported by Unilever Oral Care

Laurie McCauley
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Basic Research in Periodontal Disease Award

Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Eric Reynolds
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Award

Supported by Unilever Oral Care

Helen Whelton
Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Ireland

Craniofacial Biology Research Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Yang Chai
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Geriatric Oral Research Award

Supported by GlaxoSmithKline

Patrick Finbarr Allen
Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Ireland

H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award

Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Scott L. Tomar
University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Isaac Schour Memorial Award

Supported by an endowment provided by Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat and Rhoda G. Sarnat through the Sarnat Family Foundation

Larry Fisher
NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award

Supported by Unilever Oral Care

Deborah Greenspan
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Pharmacology/ Therapeutics/ Toxicology Research Award

Supported by Wyeth Consumer Healthcare

Kiyoshi Ohura
Osaka Dental University, Japan

Pulp Biology & Regeneration Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Jerry (Jian) Feng
Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas, USA

Research in Dental Caries Award

Supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.

Nigel B. Pitts
University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

Research in Oral Biology Award

Supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Salomon Amar
Boston University, Massachusetts, USA

Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award

Supported by Astra Tech, Inc.

Hugh Devlin
University of Manchester, England, UK

Salivary Research Award

Supported by Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Company

Massimo Castagnola
Catholic University of Rome, Italy

Wilmer Souder Award

Supported by the William T. Sweeney Memorial Fund and by the IADR Dental Materials

Stephen C. Bayne
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Young Investigator Award

Supported by P&G Professional Oral Health, Crest + Oral-B

Alastair Sloan
Cardiff University, Wales, UK