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 After the fifth year, the nomination is withdrawn unless a re-nomination is received.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

Michael Lansdell Paine
USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif., USA

Basic Research in Periodontal Disease Award

Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Kazuhisa Yamazaki
Niigata University, Japan

Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Award

Supported by Unilever Oral Care

Jonathan Timothy Newton
USC King’s College London, England, UK

Craniofacial Biology Research Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Grant Townsend
University of Adelaide, Australia

Geriatric Oral Research Award

Supported by GlaxoSmithKline

Edward Lo
University of Hong Kong, SAR, China

Global Oral Health Research Award (New in 2015)

Supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Wagner Marcenes
Queen Mary University of London, England, UK

H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award

Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Harold Sgan-Cohen
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Isaac Schour Memorial Award

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

Jill Helms
Stanford University, California, USA

Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award

Supported by Unilever Oral Care

Charles Shuler
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Pharmacology/ Therapeutics/ Toxicology Research Award

Glen Hanson
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Pulp Biology & Regeneration Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Chunlin Qin
Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas, USA

Research in Dental Caries Award

Supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.

Anne Tanner
The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Research in Oral Biology Award

Supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Antonio Nanci
University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona Implants

Adriano Piattelli
University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Salivary Research Award

Gary Weisman
University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

Wilmer Souder Award

Supported by an endowment provided by the IADR Dental Materials Group

J. Robert Kelly
University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA

Young Investigator Award

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

Owen Addison
University of Birmingham, England, UK