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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 for 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.


Marco Bottino

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA
Co-Investigators: Steven Schwendeman and Hajime Sasaki

Injectable in-situ Forming Controlled Release RvE1 Gel for Periodontal Reconstruction


Shan Jiang

The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, SAR, China
Co-Investigators: Chengfei Zhang, Edward Lo, Xuechen Li and Linxian Li

Engineering a Sprayable and Adhesive Hydrogel for Preventing Root Caries


Sahar Ansari

University of California Los Angeles, USA
Co-Investigator: Tara Aghaloo

A Growth-Factor-Free Adhesive Hydrogel for Craniofacial Bone Tissue Engineering

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