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 24, 2025. IADR will funding pre-paid meeting registration, 4 nights hotel stay to be arranged by IADR, and $1,000 travel stipend to IADR Hatton Competitors.

Award Prize/Recognition

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 01, 2024

Applications Closed:

Jan 24, 2025

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, who will hold a local competition to select their competitors for the IADR Hatton Competition.

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.

2024 Recipients

Junior Category – Second Place

Abdulla Mansoor 
Evaluation of Mental Health of Students in Healthcare Education Programs at Qatar University
Qatar University, Doha
IADR Qatar Section

Abdulla Mansoor
Junior Category – First Place

Jeremie Oliver Piña 
Spatial Multiomics Reveal Pax9-dependent Wnt Signaling Fine Tunes Palatal Osteogenesis
University of Maryland at Baltimore, United States
IADR American Division

Jeremie Oliver Piña
Senior Basic Science Category – Second Place

María José Bendek Viera 
Hyperglycemia Upregulates Placental Inflammation Induced by Porphyromonas Gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide
Universidad de los Andes Santiago, Chile  
IADR Chilean Division

María José Bendek
Senior Basic Science Category – First Place

Shuting Gao 
A Novel Multifunctional Injectable Polyxylitol Succinate-based Bioadhesive for Periodontal Regeneration
The University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
IADR Southeast Asian Division

Shuting Gao
Senior Clinical Research Category – Second Place

Ciaran Moore
Post-Radiotherapy Dental Disease in Head And Neck Cancer Patients
Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
IADR Irish Division

Ciaran Moore
Senor Clinical Research Category – First Place

Sonia Nath 
Super Donor Assessment Tool for Oral Microbiome Transplantation
The University of Adelaide, Australia
IADR Australian/New Zealand Division

Sonia Nath

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