Membership

Whether you are a researcher, student or other individual interested in dental, oral and craniofacial research, the IADR/AADR welcomes you as a member. When you join, you will become a member of your local AADR Section, and your membership includes online access to the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). Please click on the tabs below for more information on how to join and what benefits are included with each membership category.

Learn more about AADR by watching the 2014 AADR Video.

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit organization with nearly 3,500 members in the United States. Its mission is: (1) to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health; (2) to support and represent the oral health research community; and (3) to facilitate the communication and application of research findings. AADR is the largest Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

Membership in AADR is open to any individual who is conducting, has conducted, or who is interested in the furtherance of research in any branch of science or in fields related to oral and craniofacial health.

Benefits of Membership

The IADR and AADR provide 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.
  • Access to publications such as Journal of Dental Research (JDR) and Advances in Dental Research
  • Discounts on AADR Annual Meetings and the IADR General Session & Exhibition
  • Eligible to participate in the organization’s committees and volunteer activities, as well as in the numerous opportunities for awards and fellowships.

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Science Advocate

An AADR-only monthly e-newsletter that helps members stay abreast of important AADR news and advocacy efforts, members in the news and funding opportunities.

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AADR student members are individuals currently enrolled in a recognized academic institution who do not hold an academic appointment and who are interested in oral health research. Many types of students – such as undergraduate, pre-dental, dental, masters, post-doctoral, fellows and residents – qualify for AADR student membership.

A student membership in AADR is an advantageous move for your career. As a student member of the Association, you are automatically a member of the National Student Research Group (NSRG). As a member of the AADR NSRG, student concerns and issues are voiced and heard. The AADR NSRG President serves as a representative on the AADR Board of Directors, and the AADR NSRG Councilor attends AADR Council and votes on the future of the AADR.

Benefits of Membership

The IADR and AADR provide 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.
  • Access to publications such as Journal of Dental Research (JDR) and Advances in Dental Research
  • Discounts on AADR Annual Meetings and the IADR General Session & Exhibition
  • Membership in the AADR National Student Research Group (NSRG)
  • Eligible to participate in the organization’s committees and volunteer activities, as well as in the numerous opportunities for awards and fellowships.

Learn more »

Science Advocate

An AADR-only monthly e-newsletter that helps members stay abreast of important AADR news and advocacy efforts, members in the news and funding opportunities.

View Current Issue »

The AADR Affiliate Membership category is for any person who is not involved in research but has an interest in keeping up with the latest research, such as a practicing healthcare professional, a dental professional involved in practice-based research networks (PBRNs) or evidence-based dentistry, patient advocates, or healthcare educators with primary teaching responsibility. 

Benefits of Membership

The IADR and AADR provide a wealth of ways for you to further your interest in dental, oral and craniofacial research. Here is a brief overview of the many opportunities available for members.
  • Subscriptions to publications such as Journal of Dental Research (JDR) and Advances in Dental Research
  • Discounts on AADR Annual Meetings and the IADR General Session & Exhibition*
  • Access to the IADR/AADR Knowledge Community, which contains audio and video recordings from IADR and AADR events that may be eligible for ADA CERP credits.

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Science Advocate

An AADR-only monthly e-newsletter that helps members stay abreast of important AADR news and advocacy efforts, members in the news and funding opportunities.

View Current Issue »

*Presenters at the IADR General Session and/or AADR/CADR Annual Meeting must join or renew at the Member or Student Member category.

Through its mission of advancing oral health nationwide, AADR offers an invaluable service to dental schools and institutions. Your membership will give you access to late-breaking studies that can help further your research programs. In addition, your organization can become involved in advocacy for sustainable and adequate investments in biomedical research, as well as focused efforts on the need for increased commitment to dental research within various federal agencies. AADR brings its members the latest news updates, research reports, educational programs and networking opportunities for the oral, dental and craniofacial research community.

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