Founded in 1976, the Cariology Research Group (CRG) is one
of the most numerous scientific groups of the International Association for
Dental Research (IADR). The primary purpose is to promote research on the
etiology, epidemiology, risk assessment, pathogenesis, genetics, diagnosis,
prevention, and management of dental caries. Furthermore, the CRG supports and
provides a forum for research on non-carious lesions (dental erosion and
abrasion), anti-caries therapeutic agents (fluorides and others), and community
and public health programs with a focus on dental caries.
The CRG is an
attractive home for a broad spectrum of scientists and inter, multi and
transdisciplinary research teams. The CRG organizes scientific posters, oral
presentations, symposia, workshops, and "Lunch and Learn" sessions at
IADR meetings. Moreover, the CGR rewards outstanding scientific contributions
through two awards – the IADR Basil Bibby Young Investigator Award and the IADR
Cariology Research Group Travel Award, judged by a fair and transparent
The CRG also organizes an annual, social event during the annual IADR
meeting and embraces social media to communicate and interact with its members.
We are open to all IADR members – students, researchers from both academic and
industrial settings, and dental professionals. We hope that everyone finds in
the CRG a welcoming niche to learn from each other, create new collaborations
and networking, and to disseminate and discuss research findings.