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 After the fifth year, the nomination is withdrawn unless a re-nomination is received.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

William Landis
The University of Akron, Ohio, USA

Basic Research in Periodontal Disease Award

Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Panos Papapanou
Columbia University, New York, USA

Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Award

Supported by Unilever Oral Care

Heikki Murtomaa
University of Helsinki, Finland

Craniofacial Biology Research Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Ophir Klein
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Geriatric Oral Research Award

Supported by GlaxoSmithKline

Bei Wu
New York University, USA

Global Oral Health Research Award

Supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

Marco Peres
The University of Adelaide, Australia

H. Trendley Dean Memorial Award

Supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Jo Frencken
Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Isaac Schour Memorial Award

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

Pamela Yelick
Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award

Supported by Unilever Oral Care

Nisha D’Silva
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Pharmacology/ Therapeutics/ Toxicology Research Award

Supported by 3M Oral Care

Anthony Volpe
Colgate-Palmolive Co., (retired), New Jersey, USA

Pulp Biology & Regeneration Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona

Ashraf Fouad
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

William H. Bowen Research in Dental Caries Award

Supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.

Daniel Fried
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Research in Oral Biology Award

Supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

J. Silvio Gutkind
University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center, USA

Research in Prosthodontics and Implants Award

Supported by Dentsply Sirona Implants

David Bartlett
King’s College London Dental Institute, UK

Salivary Research Award

Arjan Vissink
University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands

Wilmer Souder Award

Supported by an endowment provided by the IADR Dental Materials Group

Junji Tagami
Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan

Young Investigator Award

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

Donald Chi
University of Washington, Seattle, USA