The Saudi Arabian Section has been established to promote research in all aspects of oral and related sciences. To promote the advancement of dental research. To encourage development of improved methods for the prevention and treatment of oral and dental diseases. To promote the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to dental research through the organization of regular scientific meetings and by other means which may be appropriate. To encourage young workers, dentally or scientifically qualified, to become more involved in dental research. To foster the development of international research collaboration through the International Association for Dental Research and its allies. To facilitated cooperation among investigators and the communication of research findings and their implications throughout the section.