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AADR provides a wealth of ways for you to further your career and interest in dental, oral and craniofacial research. Below is an overview of the valuable member benefits offered with an AADR membership.

If you are a clinician or practitioner who wants to stay abreast of the latest research, an Affiliate membership may be right for you. Learn more by viewing the AADR Affiliate Member Benefits.



Journal of Dental Research
The Journal of Dental Research (JDR), IADR’s flagship journal is a top-ranked, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry and to 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 Journal of Dental Research continues to rank #1 of 90 journals in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category, in Eigenfactor with a score of 0.021290. The JDR ranks #2 in Impact Factor with a score of 5.125 and #2 of 90 in Article Influence with a score of 1.643. The JDR’s 5-year Impact Factor remained above 5 for the fourth year at 5.722 — ranking #2 of 90 journals. With over 20,000 citations, the JDR also boasts the most citations in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category, over 4,500 citations above the second ranked journal in the field.

JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR)
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.


Global Research Update & Science Advocate

The Global Research Update is a monthly newsletter designed to provide timely news to our members throughout the world and the Science Advocate is an AADR-only monthly e-newsletter featuring AADR advocacy efforts, Members in the News and AADR events. Many Divisions and Sections also have additional newsletters and communications for members at the local level.


Discounted Meeting Registration

Members receive significant discounts on the IADR General Session & Exhibition registration. Attendees can present their 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 — view a calendar of upcoming programs.



Working together 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 members stay informed through Government Action Alerts at critical points in the legislative cycle. Members can 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


Membership Directory

An IADR membership includes access to a searchable membership directory which contains contact information (name, email, address, telephone number and fax number) for all IADR members throughout the world.


Scientific Group & Network Participation

IADR member and Retired member dues include membership in one of the 32 IADR Scientific Groups and Networks. IADR student members must join at least one Group/Network and may join up to a total of three Groups/Networks at no charge. IADR Affiliate Members are not eligible to join Groups/Networks. View all the IADR Scientific Group and Network descriptions to learn more.


AADR Section Participation

AADR members are part of a local section based on their geographic location. 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.


Career Center

Use the IADR Career Center to connect yourself with new employment opportunities by posting a job or searching for one. This resource also connects Universities, Dental Schools, Institutions and Corporations with our specialized niche.


IADR CE On Demand

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


Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities to participate in the governance process of the IADR, whether as a committee member or chair, or in an elected position at the Division/Section or Group/Network level.


Awards and Fellowships

Through numerous sponsorships and donations, IADR is able to administer several awards and fellowships each year. These programs are excellent resources for further research development, as well as recognition of your work in the field.


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.


Adopt-a-Member Program

Members can include additional funds with their annual dues for the Adopt-a-Member program. These funds are used to support memberships for researchers in less developed or economically distressed countries around the world.


25% Discount on Wiley Print Books

IADR members receive a 25 percent discount off most Wiley print books.