The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research established this award to honor those AADOCR members who have given exemplary service in the area of public affairs by consistently promoting the interests and activities of oral health research to a wide constituency.

The recipient is selected by the AADOCR Government Affairs Committee. This is not a monetary award. A recognition plaque is presented at the AADOCR Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

Ernest Newbrun

University of California,
San Francisco, USA

2020 Recipient

Scott L. Tomar

University of Florida,
Gainesville, USA

2019 Recipient


Teresa A. Dolan

Dentsply Sirona, York, Pa., USA

2018 Recipient


Christian Stohler

Dean, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, USA

2017 Recipient


Harold C. Slavkin

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, Calif., USA

2016 Recipient

Dan Meyer

American Dental Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2015 Recipient


Bruce Baum

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

2014 Recipient


Alice DeForest

Executive Director Emeritus, American Academy of Periodontology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2013 Recipient


Isabel Garcia

Deputy Director, NIDCR, Bethesda, Maryland

2012 Recipient


Lawrence A. Tabak

NIH, Bethesda, MD.

2011 Recipient


David C. Johnsen

University of Iowa, USA

2010 Recipient

Roseann Mulligan

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

2009 Recipient

Joan Wilentz


2008 Recipient

Dushanka Kleinman


2007 Recipient

Robert Collins

University of Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh, USA

2006 Recipient

Linda Niessen


2005 Recipient

Michael Alfano

New York University - New York, USA

2004 Recipient