100 Years of Progress

Since the IADR was founded in 1920, the dental research community has made extraordinary contributions to improving clinical dentistry and oral health. From community water fluoridation to biomimetic tooth restorations to the promise of salivary diagnostics, our profession has profoundly affected the quality of life and overall health of billions of people worldwide, helping to close the gap of health inequalities. IADR has been there through it all — supporting scientific discovery and shaping the careers of researchers.

Join us in celebrating a century of innovation. View our centennial timeline and follow IADR’s 100-year journey, filled with monumental achievements. Learn about the evolution of the preeminent Journal of Dental Research. Listen to IADR members’ perspectives on how scientific advancements over the last century have impacted advancements in overall health, and how the IADR has contributed to their careers as dental researchers.

And browse through the notable faces that have contributed to where IADR is today—and where the Association and the field of dental research will be tomorrow.