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IADR Elects Eric C. Reynolds as IADR Vice-president

Alexandria, VA, USA – Members of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) have elected Eric C. Reynolds, The University of Melbourne, Australia, to serve as the next IADR Vice-president. His term will commence at the conclusion of the 97th General Session of the IADR, which will be held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), from June 19-22, 2019 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Reynolds received his B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. from The University of Melbourne, Australia where he is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Research Director of the Oral Health Research Centre at the Melbourne Dental School.

Reynolds is a leading figure in oral health science, both in Australia and internationally, with more than 30 years of experience in oral health research. He has published 384 scientific papers and 34 patents, and has attracted substantial funding for oral health research from the Australian government to establish the largest Centre for Oral Health Research in Australia and New Zealand. He has represented dentistry on the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council for over 20 years and has provided advice on the safety and efficacy of water fluoridation. His research has been translated into oral care and dental professional products that are now available in over 50 countries worldwide. Reynolds has lectured extensively and has chaired and participated in a wide range of professional committees and panels. He was appointed a Laureate Professor at The University of Melbourne in 2011, a distinction reserved for only a few elite professorial researchers. In 2017, Reynolds was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Australia’s premier science awards for his outstanding achievement in the translation of scientific discovery into globally successful products that prevent and treat oral disease.

An IADR member for over 30 years, Reynolds has served as President of the IADR Australian and New Zealand Division, as a member of the Journal of Dental Research Editorial Board, a member of the IADR Hatton Award Committee, the GSK Innovation in Oral Care Award Committee and member and chair of the Distinguished Scientist Award Subcommittee.

About the International Association for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 11,000 individual members worldwide, dedicated to: (1) advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, (2) supporting and representing the oral health research community, and (3) facilitating the communication and application of research findings. To learn more, visit www.iadr.org.

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