In honor of the contributions of OHRG members, the Group is offering the OHRG Young Investigators Travel Award in line with its focus on encouraging and supporting young investigators to conduct research in the area of improving oral health globally. 

 Abstract Submission site opens August 17, 2020!


The abstract must be presented at the IADR General Session & Exhibition. The award is open to pre-doctoral, post-doctoral students and students who are in a certified dental hygiene program who:

  • Have an accepted abstract in Oral Health Research
  • Are presenting the abstract themselves
  • Submit a letter of confirmation the applicant is a pre-doctoral/ post-doctoral/Dental Hygiene student



Select the IADR Oral Health Research Young Investigators Travel Award during the IADR General Session online abstract submission process.



The OHRG Board Members will select the winner. Selection is based on originality, scientific rigor and potential impact on global oral health.



The award will be presented during the annual business meeting of the OHRG during the General Session. The award is meant to help cover travel to and accommodation at the IADR General Session. For travel to a meeting site that is on the same continent as the applicant’s residence, the award will amount to US $1,000. For travel to a different continent, the award will be US $1,500. 


Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021



For questions concerning this award, please contact:
Sylvia L. Santos, RDH, MS, CCRP
President, SLS Clinical Research Consulting, LLC

Past Recipients:

2020: Aurea Simon-Soro, University of Pennsylvania, USA

2019: Janet Ajdaharian, Roseman University of Health Sciences, USA