The Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Group (BEHSR) is one of several groups of the International Association for Dental Research. The purpose of BEHSR is to promote and encourage research in the behavioral and social sciences and dental health services. These scientific areas include research on professions and public education, epidemiology of oral diseases and their prevention, behavioral studies of pain and anxiety, utilization of dental services, clinical decision analysis, evaluation of alternative treatments, delivery systems and their effects on oral health, as well as other subjects.