IADR/AADOCR William J. Gies Award

The William J. Gies Award is given for the best paper published in the Journal of Dental Research during the preceding year. Nominations are made by individuals, by the Gies Award Committee, and by the Editor of the JDR. Most IADR/AADOCR awards are restricted to certain disciplines of research, but the JDR Gies Award is one of the few open to anyone who publishes in the Journal of Dental Research.

Award Prize/Recognition

$1,000 and plaque

Key Dates

Applications Open:

Jun 17, 2024

Applications Closed:

Oct 01, 2024

  • Nominations are accepted for any papers published in the Journal of Dental Research.
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The Gies Award consists of a $1,000 monetary prize and a plaque which will be presented at the Opening Ceremonies of either the AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition or IADR General Session & Exhibition.

IADR/AADOCR members are invited to send nominations for outstanding papers published in the JDR between July 2023 and June 2024. Email nomination to Awards, Fellowships, and Grants Coordinator.

2024 Recipients

Biological Research

ScRNA-Seq Reveals a Distinct Osteogenic Progenitor of Alveolar Bone 

A. Jin, H. Xu, X. Gao, S. Sun, Y. Yang, X. Huang, X. Wang, Y. Liu, Y. Zhu, Q. Dai, Q. Bian, L. Jiang. 

J Dent Res 102(6):645-655, 2023 


William J. Gies award- Biological Research
Biomaterials & Bioengineering

Multicompartmental Scaffolds for Coordinated Periodontal Tissue Engineering 

Y. Yao, JE. Raymond, F. Kauffmann, S. Maekawa, J.V. Sugai, J. Lahann, W.V. Giannobile 

J Dent Res 101(12):1457-1466, 2022 

IADRAADOCR William J. Gies Award in
Clinical Research

Systemic Multimorbidity Clusters in People with Periodontitis 

H. Larvin, J. Kang, VR. Aggarwal, S. Pavitt, J. Wu.  

J Dent Res 101(11):1335-1342, 2022 

William J. Gies- Clinical Research

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Beatrice Nguyen

Awards, Fellowships and Grants Coordinator

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