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We are on the cusp of a scientific revolution in oral health care. With your investment, AADOCR will match or exceed the strides of the last Century and cultivate the scientific workforce of the future.
Case for support
Dental research created a profession. In the early decades of the last century, investments in dental research moved a trade to a profession. From the fluoridation of public water supplies – a crowning public health achievement of the 20th Century – to high-speed handpieces, dental composites and ceramic restorations, periodontal diagnostics and therapeutics, and more biologic approaches to replacing lost tissues, it was the investments in dental research that defined us as a profession.
Despite these advances, challenges remain.
Only with your help…
AADOCR moves Research into Action. AADOCR is the only professional organization positioned to support and represent the oral health research community, provide scientific career development, increase opportunities for scientific exchange, advance research in all sciences related to oral health, facilitate the application of research findings, and advocate for oral health research.
- Provides student fellowships to stimulate interest in craniofacial, oral, and dental research careers and ensure an adequate pipeline of future scientists.
- Assists AADOCR in fostering and developing junior scientists.
- Allows AADOCR to amplify its dialog with policy makers, under the Friends of NIDCR umbrella, to increase funding for biomedical research.
- Enables AADOCR to publish the highest quality articles in the Journal of Dental Research and JDR Clinical & Translational Research, and Advances in Dental Research.
- Facilitates the application of research findings into practice and shortens the time lag from discovery to chair-side and to curb-side.
Sarah Peters, The Ohio State University, Columbus, is the inaugural recipient of the AADOCR William Butler Fellowship and discusses why she applied for the newly endowed Fellowship.
"In scientific careers, researchers need to gain some momentum to continue the journey despite setbacks. For me, the Anne Haffajee Fellowship was my momentum in 2021. It also allowed me to gain exposure in the Forsyth/Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) research community. The direct impacts were my promotion to the associate position at Forsyth and the instructor position at HSDM, which opened more career opportunities for me. I have also become a donor since receiving this fellowship and would like to encourage everyone to make an impact on sponsoring researchers, especially juniors."
The Forsyth Institute
All AADOCR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship Recipients recently shared how the Fellowship has impacted their research and careers.
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