IADR Presidents 1999-Present

1999-2000 SALLY J. MARSHALL, PH.D.
2004-05 PAUL ROBERTSON, B.A., D.D.S., M.S.
2006-07 STEPHEN C. BAYNE, B.A., M.S., PH.D.
2008-09 J.M. TEN CATE, B.SC., M.SC., PH.D.
2009-10 DAVID M. WILLIAMS, B.D.S., M.SC., PH.D.
2011-12 E. DIANNE REKOW, B.S., M.B.A., M.S., D.D.S., PH.D.
2013-14 HELEN WHELTON, B.D.S., PH.D., M.S., F.D.S.
2015-16 MARC HEFT, D.M.D., PH.D.


Sally J. Marshall
The Seventy-sixth President of the IADR, 1999-2000
The Twenty-first President of the AADR, 1992-93

  • Born 8 January 1949
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Vancouver, BC, Canada, 10 March 1999:
    "The IADR: Mentor for Dental Research"
    (J Dent Res 78(8):1384-1385, 1999)
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1970-87
  • Faculty, University of California, San Francisco, 1987-2013
  • Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Director of the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, UCSF, 2005-2013
  • IADR Distinguished Scientist Award, Wilmer Souder Award, 2010
    AADR Distinguished Mentoring Award, 2013 
  • Distinguished Professor Emerita of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, UCSF School of Dentistry, 2013

Marjorie K. Jeffcoat
The Seventy-seventh President of the IADR, 2000-2001
The Twenty-fourth President of the AADR, 1995-96

  • Born 14 June 1951
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Washington, DC, April 5, 2000
    "The World of Oral Research: How Do We Improve It?"
    (J Dent Res 79(7):1448-1449, 2000)
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1978-88
    University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1988-
  • Dean, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, 2003-2008
  • Professor, Department of Periodontology, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 2003-present


Graham Embery
The Seventy-eighth President of the IADR, 2001-2002


John Clarkson
The Seventy-ninth President of the IADR, 2002-2003

  • Born in Mullingar, Ireland, in 1941
  • Inaugural address delivered in San Diego, CA, USA, March 6, 2002
    “The Missions of the IADR”
    (J Dent Res 81:300-301, 2002)
  • BDS, University College, Dublin, Ireland, 1964
    PhD, University College, Cork, Ireland, 1987
  • Dean, Dental School & Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (1998-)
    Executive Director, International and American Associations for Dental Research (1990-98)
    Deputy Chief Dental Officer, Ireland
    Professor/Consultant in Public Dental Health & Community Services
    Chair, Department of Public & Child Dental Health


Stephen Challacombe
The Eightieth President of the IADR, 2003-2004

  • Born April 5, 1946, London, UK
  • Inaugural address delivered in Göteborg, Sweden, June 25, 2003
    “Global Perspectives for the IADR and Dental Research”
    (J Dent Res 82:671, 2003)
  • Licentiate in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, England (LDSRCS), 1968
    Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of London (BDS), 1969
    Doctor of Philosophy, University of London (PhD), 1976
    Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists (MRCPath), 1981
    Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), 1992
    Fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FDSRCSEd), 1994
    Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci), 1998
  • Martin Rushton Professor of Oral Medicine, Kings College London, 1997-Present 


Paul Robertson
The Eighty-first President of the IADR, 2004-2005

  • Inaugural address delivered in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, March 10, 2004
    “Challenges and Opportunities”
    (J Dent Res 83:364, 2004)
  • BA, University of Texas, Houston, 1962
    DDS, University of Texas, Houston, 1966
    MS and Certification in Periodontics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1972
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham (1972-73)
    Associate Professor, University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston (1973-76)
    Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontology, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington (1976-83)
    Professor and Chair, Department of Stomatology, School of Dentistry, University of California-San Francisco, USA (1983-88)
    Dean and Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (1988-92)
    Dean, School of Dentistry and Professor, Board of Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (1992-2001)Dean Emeritus and Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (2001)


Takayuki Kuroda
The Eighty-second President of the IADR, 2005-2006

  • Born September 23, 1936
  • Inaugural address delivered in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, March 9, 2005
    “The Challenge of Membership Recruitment”
    (J Dent Res 84:486, 2005)
  • DDS, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1961
    PhD, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1965
  • Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Graduate School
    Guest Professor, Matsumoto Dental University
    Part-time Lecturer, Tokushima University School of Dentistry


Stephen C. Bayne
The Eighty-third President of the IADR, 2006-2007
The Twenty-eighth President of the AADR, 1999-2000

  • Born January 6, 1947
  • Inaugural address delivered in Brisbane, Australia, June 28, 2006
    “Discovery of the IADR Soul”
    (J Dent Res 85:774, 2006)
  • BA, Biology, Carleton College, 1968
    MS, Biological Materials, Northwestern University, 1973
    PhD, Biological Materials, Northwestern University, 1978
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, USA


Deborah Greenspan
The Eighty-fourth President of the IADR, 2007-2008

  • Born July 13, 1940
  • Inaugural Address delivered in New Orleans, LA, USA, March 21, 2007 
    "Oral Health is Global Health"
    (J Dent Res 86:485, 2007)
  • BDS, Royal Dental Hospital of London, School of Dental Surgery, University of London, England, 1964
    Certificate in Oral Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, 1978
    DSc (Med) Oral Medicine, University of London, 1991
  • Clinical Director, UCSF Oral AIDS Center, 1987-Present
  • Chair, Department of Orofacial Sciences, School of Dentistry, UCSF, USA, 2007-Present
  • 1989-96
    University of California, Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine San Francisco
  • 1996-now
    University of California, Professor of Clinical Oral Medicine San Francisco
  • 1987-now
    Clinical Director, UCSF Oral AIDS Center
  • 2004
    Interim Co-Chair Departments of Growth and Development and of Stomatology, School of Dentistry
  • 2005-2007
    Interim Chair Department of Orofacial Sciences, School of Dentistry
  • 2007-now
    Chair, Department of Orofacial Sciences, School of Dentistry


J.M. ten Cate
The Eighty-fith President of the IADR, 2008-2009

  • Born November 16, 1949
  • Inaugural address delivered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 2, 2008
    "Why Another Meeting"
    (J Dent Res 87(7):779, 2008)
  • B.Sc., Chemistry and Physics, State University of Groningen, 1971
    M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Crystallography and Polymer Chemistry, State University of Groningen, 1974
    Ph.D., Thesis: Remineralization of enamel lesions, a study of the physicochemical Mechanism, State University of Groningen, 1979
  • Professor of Experimental Preventive Dentistry, Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1985-Present
    Head, Department Cariology and Endodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, ACTA, 1986-1993
    Vice Dean, ACTA, 1993-2000
    Director of Research, ACTA, 2000-2006
    Professor, Experimental Preventive Dentistry Cariology, Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Academy Professor, Royal Academy for Arts and Sciences, the Netherlands, 2007-Present 


David M. Williams
The Eighty-sixth President of the IADR, 2009-2010

  • Inaugural address delivered in Miami, Florida, USA, April 1, 2009
    "Global Uncertainty and Global Challenges"
    (J Dent Res 88(7):393-394, 2009)
  • B.D.S. with Distinction in Dental Surgery, University of London, 1969
    MSc in Experimental Oral Pathology, University of London, 1972
    Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of London, 1976
    Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Department of Histopathology, Hammersmith Hospital, 1975-76
    Wellcome Trust Travel Fellow (1976); Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, 1991
    Fellow in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1994
    Medical Research Council Junior Research Fellow, London Hospital Medical College, University of London, 1972-75
  • Professor of Global Oral Health, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, University of Southampton, 2004-2010
    Vice Provost, University of Southampton, 2010-2011
    Research Professor of Global Oral Health, Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, Present
    Non Executive Director, South Central Ambulance Services NHS Trust, Present

Maria Fidela de Lima Navarro
The Eighty-seventh President of the IADR, 2010-2011

  • Born December 25, 1943
  • Inaugural address delivered in Barcelona, Spain, July 14, 2010
    "Reducing Inequality with Improved Oral Research Worldwide"
    (J Dent Res 89(12), 1331-1332, 2010)
  • D.D.S., Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, 1965
    Ph.D. in Operative Dentistry, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, 1970
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Dundee, Scotland, 1969
    Secretary General of University of São Paulo, Brazil


E. Dianne Rekow
The Eighty-eighth President of the IADR, 2011-2012

  • Born September 6, 1944
  • Inaugural address delivered in Orlando, FL, USA, March 8, 2006:
    “Leveraging Your Impact—Mapping Our Future"
    (J Dent Res 85:583, 2006)
  • B.S., Physics and Math, 1966
    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1970
    M.B.A., College of St. Thomas, 1978
    M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1982
    D.D.S., 1983
    Orthodontic Certificate, 1985
    PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1988
  • Professor of Orthodontics, New York University, New York, USA, 2002-2012
    Vice Provost for Engineering and Technology, New York University, New York, USA, 2008-2012
    Dean, Dental Institute, Kings College London, January 1, 2012-Present
    Professor of Orthodontics, Kings College London, January 1, 2012-Present


Mary MacDougall
The Eighty-ninth President of the IADR (2012-2013)

  • Born June 12, 1955
  • Inaugural address delivered in Iguaçu Falls, Brazil, June 20, 2012:
    "Shaping Our Future"
    (J Dent Res 91(8):729-730, 2012)
  • BA, University of California, San Diego, 1978 PhD, University of Southern California, 1984
  • Director, National Institutes of Health T-35, Summer Research Training Fellowship Program, Dental Student Short-Term Training Grant - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1995-2002)
    Professor, Director, Research Division, Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Cross-Appointment, Graduate School, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1998-2005)
    Associate Dean for Research, Dental School, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1999-2005)
    Director, Institute for Oral Health Research, and James Rosen Chair in Dental Research, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama, Birmingham (2005-Present)

Helen Whelton
The Ninetieth President of the IADR (2013-2014)

  • Inaugural address delivered in Seattle, Washington, USA, March 20, 2013:
    Building on Our Strengths
    (J Dent Res 92: 481-482, 2013)
  • BDS, Dentistry, University College Cork, Ireland (1980)
    Ph.D., Oral Epidemiology, University College Cork, Ireland (1989)
    Masters in Dental Public Health, University College Cork, Ireland (1999)
    F.D.S., RCSI Faculty of Public Health Medicine, UK (2006)
  • Director, Oral Health Services Research Centre, University College Cork, Ireland, (2002-Present)
    Dean of Graduate School, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork, Ireland (2009-2013)
  • Dean of the School of Dentistry, University of Leeds (October 2013-Present)  


Yoshimitsu Abiko
The Ninety-first President of the IADR (2014-2015)

  • Inaugural address delivered in Cape Town, South Africa, June 28, 2014:
    Expanding Our Research
    (J Dent Res 93: 937, 2014)
  • D.D.S, Nihon University School of Dentistry, Japan (1966 -1972)
    Ph.D., Nihon University, Japan (1977)
  • Professor and Director, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Chiba, Japan


Marc Heft
The Ninety-second President of the IADR (2015-2016)

  • Inaugural address delivered in Boston, Mass., USA.
    Interconnected Networks
    (J Dent Res 94: 873, 2015)
  • D.M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (1974)
  • Ph.D., American University, Washington, D.C., USA 1982
  • Professor and Program Director, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Fla., USA


Jukka Meurman
The Ninety-third President of the IADR (2016-2017)

  • Inaugural address delivered in Seoul, Republic of Korea
    "Ethics in Research: Is it Still an Issue?"
  • M.D., Finnish Board of Medicine
  • Ph.D., University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Professor of Oral Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Dentistry and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, University of Helsinki



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