Evolution of the Journal of Dental Research

Research and publication go hand in hand. The very foundation of the IADR begins with the establishment of the most respected journal in the field of dentistry: the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). Created in 1919 by William J. Gies, a Columbia University biochemistry professor, credited with transforming dental education, the Journal precedes the Association by one year, setting the stage for what would become the preeminent community for research professionals dedicating their career to the advancement of craniofacial, oral and dental research worldwide. In 2019, the JDR celebrates a century of bringing new discoveries in the field to the forefront — educating the world on the impact of dental research.

Hear what your fellow researchers have to say about how the JDR has contributed to the progress and innovation of the dental research profession — and how it will continue to advance the field of the future.

Celebrate a Century of Publishing

The legacy of the JDR will be honored though a commemorative article series, podcasts, blogs and a celebration at the 97th General Session of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from June 19-22, 2019.


Learn more about the pioneering research that the Journal has featured over the past century, and explore how the Journal cover design has evolved.