Pamela DenBesten, MS, DDS
The Ninety-seventh President of the IADR, 2020-2021

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Inaugural address delivered virtually
"Challenges and Opportunities for IADR’s Next 100 Years"
J Dent Res 99: 1119, 2020

  • Professor, Department of Orofacial Sciences
  • Director, Center for Children’s Oral Health Research
  • Co-Director, DDS-PhD & PhD Programs, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Graduate Division
  • University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry


  • 1980 DDS – University of Iowa
  • 1983 MS and certificate of specialty training in pediatric dentistry, postdoctoral fellowship in mineralized tissue research - University of North Carolina