IADR Hatton Competition and Awards

The IADR Hatton Competition is designed to provide an opportunity for the best junior investigators from all IADR Divisions and Sections to present their research at the annual IADR General Session. Of these international competitors, up to six (6) may receive monetary prizes and commemorative plaques in the junior and senior categories.

Each candidate who participates will receive prepaid IADR meeting registration, as well as monetary prizes awarded to the six (6) winners of the Competition. The Competition will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. Travel funds will be determined at a later date.

Award Prize

Each candidate who participates will receive prepaid IADR meeting registration, as well as monetary prizes awarded to the six (6) winners of the Competition. First prize -$1,600 and a Trophy, Second prize - $800 and a Trophy

Key Dates

Applications Open:

Aug 08, 2022

Applications Closed:

Jan 26, 2023

Categories of Competition:

Currently enrolled in a B.D.S./D.D.S. (Bachelor’s and/or dental degree). This competition will be limited to those candidates who have carried out their research as part of undergraduate/professional training (research undertaken as an undergraduate science student, as a dental student, or at a time of pursuing an intercalated science degree while in training as a dental student).

Entrants must be enrolled in a post-dental, post-graduate, or Ph.D. program or have performed the research submitted to the competition within three (3) years of their earning the award of Ph.D. Entrants for this category would have carried out research as part of a higher degree, either a Masters, Ph.D., or M.D. with previous laboratory experience, or as part of specialty training, and post-doctorals. The Senior Category is divided into two sections:

  • Clinical/Pre-clinical Research: Involving research on human subjects and/or epidemiologic studies.
  • Basic Science Research: Involving laboratory or animal research.

All candidates must be a current member of or, at the time of submission, have made bona fide application to the IADR.

The Competition is open to the Divisions and Sections of the IADR.

The number of competitors a Division may enter is determined by the following formula, based on Divisional Membership:

Number of full IADR members in a Division
(NOT including student or retired members)*
IADR Hatton entries per Division
10-50 1
51-500 2
501-1000 3
1001-1500 4
1501-2000 5
2001 and up 6

*Each IADR non-Divisional Section with 10 or more members may select one (1) candidate upon successful completion of a Section Competition.

Candidates may be divided between the three categories of competition as the Division/Section wishes.

2022 Recipients

Junior Category – Second Place

Coral Haiqi Yeung
The Effect of Periodontitis on the Gut Metabolome of Mice
The University of Adelaide, Australia
IADR Australia/New Zealand Division

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Junior Category – First Place

Sara Delgadillo
Cyclooxygenase Expression Changes in Gingival Fibroblasts Infected with Human Cytomegalovirus
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
IADR Colombian Division

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Senior Basic Science Category – Second Place

Tsukasa Aoki
NF-κB p65 Serine 536 Negatively Regulates Bone Resorption in Periodontitis
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
IADR Japanese Division

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Senior Basic Science Category – First Place

Carolina Isabel Rojas Pérez
CD73-bearing Treg-derived Extracellular Vesicles Modulate in vitro and in vivo Immune Response and Prevent Alveolar Bone Loss During Periodontitis
University of Chile, Santiago
IADR Chilean Division

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Senior Clinical Research Category – Second Place

Jessy Kamila Sihuay Torres
Sociodemographic Factors Related to Oral Health Practices from Peruvian Children
National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru 
IADR Peruvian Division

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Senor Clinical Research Category – First Place

Athina Georgiou
The Microbiome of Endodontic Infections and its Association with Clinical Features
Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, Netherlands 
IADR Continental European Division

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Beatrice Nguyen

Awards, Fellowships and Grants Coordinator

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