This annual award recognizes the best papers published in the Journal of Dental Research for the period of July 1 through June 30 preceding the IADR General Session. One paper is selected in each category: Clinical, Biological, and Biomaterials & Bioengineering.


Biological Research

Y. Jing, X. Zhou, X. Han, J. Jing, K. von der Mark, J. Wang, B. de Crombrugghe, R.J. Hinton, and J.Q. Feng

For the paper "Chondrocytes Directly Transform into Bone Cells in Mandibular Condyle Growth," J Dent Res 94: 1668–1675


Biomaterials & Bioengineering Research

Y. Li, T. Guo, Z. Zhang, Y. Yao, S. Chang, J.E. Nör, B.H. Clarkson, L. Ni, and J. Liu

For the paper “Autophagy Modulates Cell Mineralization on Fluorapatite-Modified Scaffolds,"  J Dent Res 95: 650–656.


Clinical Research

B.J. Howe, M.E. Cooper, A.R. Vieira, S.M. Weinberg, J.M. Resick, N.L. Nidey, G.L. Wehby, M.L. Marazita, and L.M. Moreno Uribe

For the paper “Spectrum of Dental Phenotypes in Nonsyndromic Orofacial Clefting," J Dent Res 94: 905–912.