Benefits of Membership

IADR provides a wealth of ways for you to further your career in dental, oral and craniofacial research. Here is a brief overview of the many opportunities available for members.  

IADR Members-only Access

Your membership includes access to many members-only features on the IADR Web site ( A key feature is a searchable membership directory, which contains names and addresses, as well as telephone, fax, and e-mail information, for all IADR members throughout the world.  

Global Research Update

Each month, you will receive the Global Research Update via e-mail. If you have not provided the IADR with your e-mail address, you may do so by e-mailing [email protected] or by updating your profile. Many Divisions and Sections also have additional newsletters and communications for members at the local level.  

Journal of Dental ResearchAccess to the The Journal of Dental Research (JDR) is available to members online. For those interested in a print subscription, IADR membership provides a significant discount. Every month, the JDR publishes original research on problems of oral care, and is dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry and to the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. With a Scientific Impact Factor of 3.496, it continues to be the best source of scientific research, and is the official publication of the IADR and its Divisions.  

Advances in Dental Research Advances in Dental Research, an E-supplement to the Journal of Dental Research, is a forum for detailed exploration and timely discussion of significant research developments in the sciences relevant to dentistry and to the chemistry, biology, and function of the oral cavity in health and disease. The proceedings of major conferences, workshops, and symposia are published in this journal.  

Events and Information-sharing Opportunities

Members receive significant discounts on AADR Annual Meetings and the IADR General Session & Exhibition. Divisions and Sections also conduct meetings at the local level. Check here for a calendar of upcoming programs.  

Scientific Group & Network Participation

Members are eligible to join IADR Scientific Groups & Networks, where you can network with investigators in similar disciplines to exchange information and collaborate in specific areas of research. Each Group participates in the development of its own scientific program at the General Session and sponsors activities during the year.  

Career Center

Connect yourself with new employment opportunities with our Career Center by posting a job or searching for one. This resource is also helping connect Universities, Dental Schools, Institutions, and Corporations with our specialized niche.  

Recognition Programs

Members are eligible to participate in the organization’s committees and volunteer activities as well as in the numerous opportunities for awards and fellowships.  

Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities

Opportunities to participate in the governance process of the IADR are numerous, whether as a committee member or chair, or in an elected position at the Division or International level. Contact the IADR Central Office at [email protected] if you are interested in serving as a volunteer leader.  

Awards and Fellowships

Each year, the IADR presents awards and fellowships totaling up to $515,000. These programs are excellent resources for further research development, as well as for recognition of your work in the field.  

Advocacy and Development

Regional Development Program

The Regional Development Program is designed to promote research in various developing regions throughout the world. The main thrust of the program is aimed at the research and academic communities, with the objective of increasing their ability to perform research effectively.  

Adopt-a-Member Program

Members who wish to participate include additional funds when they pay their annual dues. These funds are used to support memberships for researchers in less developed or economically distressed countries around the world.