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IADR/AADR Announce the JDR’s 2019 Impact Factor

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Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research announced the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) 2-year Impact Factor in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category at 4.914. This news comes from the just released 2020 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019). The Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year and helps to evaluate a journal’s relative importance, especially when compared with others in the same field.

International and American Associations for Dental Research Statement on Presidential Proclamation Suspending Visa Programs

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June 24, 2020, Alexandria, Va., USA - The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) are disappointed by the administration’s June 22 Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak that suspends the entry of certain foreign workers into the United States. 

While the proclamation is intended to temporarily block foreign workers entering the United States on H-1B, H-2B, J and L visas, the consequences of such a move will be long-lasting. Not only will this decision affect the relationship between the United States and our partners abroad, but it will also have a negative impact on American research and innovation and therein, the U.S. economy. 

International and American Associations for Dental Research Statement on United States Withdrawal from World Health Organization

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June 5, 2020, Alexandria, Va., USA – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) are deeply concerned by the administration’s decision to terminate the United States relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). 

IADR and AADR are firm believers in the importance of international scientific collaboration. It is through engagement and robust partnerships with peers around the world that we can more effectively advance knowledge and promote resources that will lead to better health for all. 

American Association for Dental Research Statement on Equity and Inclusion

By: Mark Herzberg, D.D.S., Ph.D., President, AADR Board of Directors; Hansel Fletcher, Ph.D., Chair, AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion; and Christopher Fox, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., Chief Executive Officer, International and American Associations for Dental Research

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June 1, 2020, Alexandria, Va., USA - The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), along with other Americans across the country, is deeply saddened by the tragic death of George Floyd and the long history of unequal justice in our country that have led us to this moment. Mr. Floyd’s death is not an isolated incident, and systemic change is urgently needed to ensure it does not happen again.  

Collective grief and outrage over this latest example of unequal justice have now resulted in protests and riots across the country. We at AADR are witnessing them firsthand and feeling them intimately—with AADR President Dr. Mark Herzberg based in Minneapolis, IADR/AADR Chief Executive Officer Dr. Christopher Fox based in Washington, D.C. and AADR Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Chair Dr. Hansel Fletcher based just outside Los Angeles. Given the scale of these protests, we also recognize that many of our members are affected as well. 

Study Published in the Journal of Dental Research Demonstrates That Community Water Fluoridation is not Associated With Increased Risk of Osteosarcoma

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May 11, 2020, Alexandria, Va., USA—The Journal of Dental Research published today the results of a study that demonstrated that community water fluoridation is not associated with increased risk of osteosarcoma. 

More than sixty percent of the U.S. population have access to community water fluoridation, considered to be one of the most important public health policies of the twentieth century due to its reduction of tooth decay at the population level. Fluoride ingestion has been suggested as a possible risk factor for osteosarcoma based on a 1990 animal study. Six of the seven subsequent case-control studies in humans reported that fluoride in drinking water was not associated with osteosarcoma.

This study assessed whether living in a fluoridated community was a risk factor for osteosarcoma by performing a secondary data analysis using data collected from two separate, but linked studies. Patients for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 were selected from U.S. hospitals using a hospital-based matched case-control study design. For both phases, cases were patients diagnosed with osteosarcoma and controls were patients diagnosed with other bone tumors or non-neoplastic conditions. 


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