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Discover, network and advance your career with an IADR/AADR membership!

Join our extensive and valuable network of over 3,100 members in the U.S. and over 10,000 members worldwide. Whether you are a researcher, student or other individual interested in dental, oral and craniofacial research, the IADR/AADR provides a wealth of ways for you to further your career. View the full list of these important IADR/AADR member benefits below.

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IADR Community

Engage with other IADR and AADR members throughout the year. Discuss hot topics, share insights and post resources while building your worldwide professional network in the IADR Community. 



IADR/AADR Publications

Journal of Dental Research
Get access to IADR’s flagship journal, the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research (JDR). The JDR is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge in all sciences relevant to dentistry and the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. All IADR members get online access to the JDR and a discounted rate for a print subscription.

The JDR holds a 2-year Impact Factor in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category at  4.914, ranking #3 of 91 journals, #2 without self-citations and #2 in Article Influence with a score of 1.627. The JDR’s 5-year Impact Factor remained above 5 for the fifth year at 5.844 — ranking #2 of 91 journals. The JDR is ranked #1 in Eigenfactor with a score of 0.019860 and in total number of citations at over 20,0000.

JDR Clinical & Translational Research
The JDR Clinical & Translational Research is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that is dedicated to publishing original research at the interface between discovery science and clinical application, with the translation of research into healthcare delivery systems at the individual patient, clinical practice and community levels.

Advances in Dental Research 
Advances in Dental Research, an e-supplement to the JDR, is a forum for detailed exploration and timely discussion of significant research developments in the sciences relevant to dentistry and to the chemistry, biology and function of the oral cavity in health and disease, including conference proceedings, workshops and symposia.


Discounted Meeting Registration

Receive significant discounts on IADR General Session & Exhibition and AADR Annual Meeting registration. At IADR and AADR meetings you can present your research, network with colleagues from around the world and hear the latest in dental, oral and craniofacial research. Divisions and Sections also conduct meetings at the local level. Members who have maintained 5 years or more of continuous membership receive an even steeper discount. View upcoming meetings.


IADR CE On Demand

Watch recordings of cutting-edge presentations from past IADR and AADR meetings in the IADR CE On Demand library. By watching and completing a brief quiz on each event, individuals may receive ADA CERP credit.


Abstract Archive

Use the IADR Abstract Archive to browse through and search for scientific abstracts that were presented at past IADR and AADR meetings from 2001 until today. Search by abstract title, authors, categories, meetings and more.



AADR keeps you informed and provides opportunities to impact government policy and funding decisions. Contact elected officials about the latest issues that are important to the oral health research community through the online AADR Legislative Action Center and read the latest updates on the AADR Government Affairs & Science Policy Blog. Working with the AADR Government Affairs Committee and Friends of National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research NIDCR (FNIDCR) patient advocates, AADR strives to support National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NIDCR funding and other related federal agencies.


AADR Section Participation

Connect with other AADR members locally! AADR Sections promote IADR/AADR membership within their local institutions and organizations and many sections hold meetings at the AADR Annual Meeting and organize events throughout the year.


Awards and Fellowships

Receive recognition for your work in the field and further your research development through numerous IADR awards, fellowships, grants and competitions each year.


Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities

Expand your connections and boost your CV by getting involved with IADR/AADR! There are numerous opportunities to participate in the governance process of the IADR/AADR, whether as a committee member or chair, or in an elected position at the Region/Division/Section or Group/Network level.


AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG)

The mission of the AADR NSRG is to foster an environment in every dental school whereby students interested in enriching their dental education through research are encouraged to do so. The NSRG is a Scientific Group of the AADR composed of a network of self-governing local Student Research Group (SRG) chapters at dental schools and is led nationally by elected officers. All AADR student members are part of the AADR NSRG and are eligible to participate in their programs and activities.


Global Research Update and Science Advocate Newsletters

Stay up-to-date with the latest from IADR, AADR and the within the dental, oral and craniofacial research field. The monthly Global Research Update newsletter provides timely news to our members throughout the world. The Science Advocate, the AADR-only monthly e-newsletter, featuring AADR advocacy efforts, Strides in Science interviews, Faces of Dental Research profiles, members in the news and AADR events.


Membership Directory

Use the IADR Membership Directory to search for all IADR members world-wide using contact information such as name, email, address, telephone number, fax number, IADR Scientific Group/Network and IADR Region, Division or Section.


Career Center

Connect yourself with new employment opportunities by posting a job or searching for one in the IADR Career Center. This resource also connects universities, dental schools, institutions and corporations within the dental, oral and craniofacial research field.


Adopt-a-Member Program

Support memberships for researchers in low or middle income countries as defined by the World Bank around the world. Members can include additional funds with their annual dues for the Adopt-a-Member program.

 Printable Application for Individual Membership.