The Dental Materials Group (DMG) has begun considerable redefinition of the core science related to dental materials. The new biomaterials includes forays into nano-structure of polymeric and ceramic materials, meso-structure of ceramics, entirely new types of polymeric options for composites and cements, tissue engineering, substantial exploration of fast fabrication techniques, and new approaches to clinical research for materials evaluation. All of these are in concert with changing emphasis in dentistry that include much stronger prevention, personalized dentistry, special emphasize on caries risk assessment, new approaches to behavior management and state-of-the-art restorative techniques. DMG is committed to doing great science in new ways and exploring better ways to communicate it to others. It maintains strong working relationships with the dental industry and continues to support the mentoring and evolution of young dental scientists.