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 After the fifth year, the nomination is withdrawn unless a re-nomination is received.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

Jan Hu
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Basic Research in Periodontal Disease Award

Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company

P. Mark Bartold
University of Adelaide, Australia

Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Award

Supported by Unilever Oral Care

Jostein Grytten
Oslo University, Norway

Craniofacial Biology Research Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Rulang Jiang
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, USA

Geriatric Oral Research Award

Supported by GlaxoSmithKline

Kazunori Ikebe
Osaka University, Japan

Global Oral Health Research Award (New in 2015)

Supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Aubrey Sheiham
University College London Medical School, UK

H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award

Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Chester Douglass
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Isaac Schour Memorial Award

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

Jeremy Mao
Columbia University, New York, USA

Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award

Supported by Unilever Oral Care

Martin Thornhill
University of Sheffield, England, UK

Pharmacology/ Therapeutics/ Toxicology Research Award

William Peter Holbrook
University of Iceland, Reykjavik

Pulp Biology & Regeneration Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

George Huang
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, USA

Research in Dental Caries Award

Supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.

Alexandre Vieira
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Research in Oral Biology Award

Supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Masaharu Takigawa
Okayama University, Japan

Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona Implants

Torsten Jemt
Brånemark Clinic, Gothenburg, Sweden

Salivary Research Award

Supported by Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Company

Matthew Philip Hoffman
NIDCR, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Wilmer Souder Award

Supported by an endowment provided by the IADR Dental Materials Group

Bart Van Meerbeek
University of Leuven, Belgium

Young Investigator Award

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

Annette Wiegand
University of Göttingen, Germany