AADOCR Delta Dental Institute Oral Health Equity Research Award

The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) and the Delta Dental Institute (DDI) “Oral Health Equity Research Award” supports research that advances recommendations for greater oral health equity in populations that lack access to dental care and improves oral health literacy for underserved populations. 

Two awards will be conferred: one in each research area in the amount $25,000. 

Submissions must represent original research that addresses Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and oral health disparities and promote oral health equity in the areas of Access to Care and Oral Health Literacy. Populations of interest include underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, age groups and hard to reach populations, including adolescents, tribal and rural communities. 

Award Prize/Recognition

Two awards will be conferred: one in each research area in the amount $25,000

Key Dates

Applications Open:

Jul 11, 2023

Applications Closed:

Oct 17, 2023

  • All candidates must be a member of, or at the time of submission, made a bona fide application to the AADOCR.
  • Candidates must hold a DDS/DMD and/or Ph.D.; or equivalent advanced degree.

These awards will be conferred in the form of an unrestricted research grant which carries no obligation to the recipient’s organization for licensure, patenting, or transfer of confidential information, although DDI seeks to further its mission by collaborating with the recipients to make use of their research.

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Inaugural Recipients for 2023

Award in Access to Care

Astha Singhal, Boston University, MA

Astha Singhal DDI
Award in Oral Health Literacy- Co-recipient

Tamanna Tiwari, University of Colorado, Aurora

Award in Oral Health Literacy- Co-recipient

Cameron Randall, University of Washington, Seattle

Cameron Randall

Questions about this award?

Beatrice Nguyen

Awards, Fellowships and Grants Coordinator

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