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AADR Elects Sonia K. Makhija as AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee

Alexandria, VA, USA – Members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Sonia K. Makhija, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, to serve as the 2020-2023 AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee.

Her term will commence at the conclusion of the 98th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), which will be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Meeting of the AADR and the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), from March 18-21, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Makhija received a B.A. and D.D.S from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a M.P.H from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her career has included several aspects of dentistry including private practice, serving as a dental examiner for the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES) and completing a T-32 postdoctoral training in Caries Research.

Makhija currently serves as the Assistant Node Director for the South Central Region and Director of Communications and Dissemination for the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, a consortium of participating practices and organizations committed to advancing knowledge of dental practice and ways to improve it. She is also a dentist at the Fairhaven Nursing Home Dental Clinic in Birmingham, Ala.

Since joining IADR/AADR in 2003, Makhija has held several roles. She served on the AADR Fellowships Committee and is currently serving as the Councilor for the Alabama AADR Section and the North American Director for the IADR Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services and Research Scientific Group (BEHSR). Makhija is a member of the IADR Evidence-based Dentistry Network and the IADR BEHSR.

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International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 10,000 individual members worldwide, with a Mission to drive dental, oral and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being worldwide. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org. The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is the largest Division of IADR with over 3,000 members in the United States. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org/aadr.

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