Next Award: 2018

This award is open to the Divisions and Sections of the IADR using a formula to determine the amount of competitors eligible for each. Each IADR Division and Section will be notified of the award each year and each will set up a Competition with appropriate standards to select competitors for this award. The successful candidate(s) must be in a position to attend the IADR General Session & Exhibition and compete in the IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards. The criteria for entry to the IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards will, therefore, apply to the Division/non-Divisional Section competition.


The objective of the awards is to encourage outstanding young dental scientists to carry out research, attend the IADR General Session, and compete in the IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards.


Method of Operation:

The IADR Awards Review Committee will assess the standard of the eventual competitors and will report to the IADR Preformance Monitoring/Audit Committee (PMAC) to ensure that appropriate standards are being applied.

The Competition will take place and awards will be presented during the IADR General Session & Exhibition in San Francisco, Calif., USA, March 22-25, 2017. Each IADR Division and Section is invited and encouraged to send eligible candidates to participate in this event. Prospective candidates should contact their Division or Section presidents if they are interested in entering the competition since you must receive Divisional/Sectional approval to compete. Each Division/Section must hold its own onsite competition to select its candidate(s). The entries will be judged by the IADR Awards Review Committee during the Meeting.


Award Title:

The exact name of each Division/ Section award competition must be the “IADR Unilever Hatton Divisional Award.”


Unilever is generously supporting each candidate’s airfare and hotel accommodations for four nights, and IADR meeting registration fees. Arrangements will be made through the IADR Global Headquarters. Candidates will receive detailed instructions after abstract notification.



All candidates must be a current member of or, at the time of submission, have made bona fide application to the IADR.

The number of competitors a Division may enter is determined by the following formula, based on Divisional Membership:

Number of full IADR members in a Division
(NOT including student, retired or affiliate members)*

IADR Hatton entries per Division











2001 and up


*Each IADR non-Divisional Section with 10 or more members may select one (1) candidate upon successful completion of a Section Competition.

Candidates may be divided between the three categories of competition as the Division/ Section wishes. The IADR Global Headquarters will provide travel and hotel arrangements for the candidates.


The IADR Unilever Hatton Divisional Award will be available for the 2017 General Session & Exhibition of the IADR. Successful candidate's names and abstracts must be submitted to IADR Global Headquarters by October 13, 2016 for the 2017 IADR Unilever Hatton Competition and Awards.



Persons interested in availing themselves of the IADR Unilever Hatton Divisional Award should contact the President of their Division/ Section to obtain details of the local competition. American Division members should follow the AADR Hatton Competition guidelines atwww.aadronline.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3572.



Your Division/ Section President or Sheri S. Herren, Strategic Programs Manager at sherren@iadr.org for more details.


View Past Recipients of the IADR Unilever Hatton Divisional Award