The Innovation in Oral Care Awards (“Award(s)”) are jointly sponsored by IADR and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), with funding provided exclusively by GSK. The IADR mission is to drive dental, oral and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being worldwide. It does so through its Divisions and Sections as well as in partnership with international dental associations, industry, health agencies, and scientific and educational professional organizations. These innovation awards offer opportunities for investigators to conduct dental research that will have a direct impact on the oral health of the public.


Jake Jinkun Chen

Tufts University and co-authors Qisheng Tu and Lily Dong

A New Therapy for Treating Diabetic Periodontitis


Yvonne Kapila

University of Michigan and co-authors J Fenno, and Alexander Rickard

The Effect of Nisin on Dental Plaque Biofilm Communities


Keith L. Kirkwood

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA and co-author Frank Alexis of Clemson University

Novel Anti-Inflammatory Nanoparticle Scaffolds for Periodontal Treatment

IADR Innovation in Oral Care Awards - Interview with previous winners to mark 15 years since the award supported by GSK was started.

Previous Recipients