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Deadline: January 17, 2022


To encourage excellence in salivary related research among dental scientists, dental students and non-dental students.


  • The program is targeted at dental and non-dental students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as dentists involved in research and other dental scientists.
  • All applicants must be over 18 years of age and be a member of the IADR.
  • Applicants do not have to be members of the IADR Salivary Research Group (SRG).
  • Submitted abstracts must follow the IADR submission process for abstract submissions to the general session.
  • The abstracts must be within the Salivary Research area of study.
  • Submitted abstracts must be no more than 300 words total and contain content under the following headings: introduction, methods, results and conclusion.
  • The SRG program chair will confirm that the elements noted above are all included.
  • If any of the noted pieces are missing, the entry will be disqualified.

Timeline and How to Enter:

To apply, you must first submit an abstract to the IADR General Session & Exhibition through the IADR Website at Simultaneously select the Salivary Research Award button.
The IADR deadline for all abstracts is January 17, 2022.

Submitted abstracts follow the same timetable as all other IADR submitted abstracts for the IADR General Session & Exhibition and deadlines are posted on the IADR Website. Winners will be selected among eligible applicants whose abstract has been accepted under the normal IADR scientific review.


The awardees are determined by a committee of the officers of the SRG. Award winners will be notified via letter or email approximately two months after abstract submission.


Up to three awards will be given: 

  • One award for the abstract of a pre-doctoral student at $500,
  • One award for the abstract of a PhD-student at $500.
  • On award for the abstract of a post-doctoral fellow at $500.

The awards are only granted if an abstract demonstrates sufficient merit. The awards are non-transferable.

Each awardee will present their scientific poster or give an oral presentation in a scheduled session (organized by the SRG program chair) at the IADR General Session & Exhibition.

The awards will be formally presented by the president of the SRG at the SRG business meeting during the IADR General Session & Exhibition in 2022.

For inquiries about this award, please contact:
Kimberly Jasmer-McDonald (SRG Program Chair, IADR Salivary Research Group) at

Past Award Recipients:

2021 Recipients:

Anti-cholinergic Medications And Caries Status In Middle Aged Xerostomia Patients Genevieve Arany-Lan-Kao1, Mayank Kakkar, Szilvia Arany ,
Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Abstract no. 1771 

Effects of Circadian Dysregulation on Salivary Gland Morphology and Function  

Helya Mortazavi1,2, Raed Said 1,2, Liubov Lobanova 2, Silvana Papagerakis 3,4, Petros Papagerakis 1,2 

1.Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology; College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan, SK, CA. 2.College of Dentistry; University of Saskatchewan, SK, CA. 3.Department of Surgery; College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, SK, CA. 4.Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology; College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, SK, CA. 

Abstract no. 1090 

 Tissue Recombination to Control Salivary Gland Gene Expression

Rei Sekiguchi, Kenneth Yamada, NIDCR/NIH Bethesda Maryland United States
Abstract no. 1084

Ultra-High Frequency Ultrasound Of Labial Glands In Sjögren's Syndrome
Rosanna Izzetti1,
G. Fulvio2, F. Ferro 2, M. Nisi1, S. Gennai1, G. Aringhieri3, D. Caramella 3, C. Baldini2, F. Graziani1 

1Unit of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Department of Surgical, Medical and Molecular Pathology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 

2 Unit of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 

3 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Department of Translational Research and of New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 

Abstract no. 0709 

Microfluidics-Based Coaxial Bioprinting of Hydrogels for Salivary Tissue Engineering
Yu Yin
1,2, Danielle Wu 2, Mary (Cindy) Farach-Carson1,2, Daniel A. Harrington 1,2 

1Department of Bioengineering, Rice University;  

2Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 

Abstract no. 1773 

2018 Recipients:

No Recipients

2017 Recipients:

Salivary Research Award for pre-doc students ($ 500): Manabu Manandhar.

M. Manandhar 1; A. May2; E. Emmerson2; N. Cruz Pacheco 2; L. Berthoin2; S. Knox2. Balanced Autonomic Innervation is Necessary for Maintenance of Salivary Gland Identity.
1School of Dentistry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States; 2Program in Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology, Universtiy of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. Abstract number 3666

Salivary Research Award for PhD students ($ 500): Ryouichi Satou.

R. Satou 1; M. Sato2; M. Kimura 2; Y. Ishizuka1; M. Tazaki2; N. Sugihara 1; Y. Sbibukawa2. Clock Gene’s Expression in Submandibular Acinar and Ductal Cells. 1Epidemiology and Public Health, Tokyo Dental College, Tokyo, Japan; 2Physiology, Tokyo Dental College, Tokyo, Japan. Abstract number 1049

Salivary Research Award for post-doc researcher ($ 500):  Taro Mukaibo

T. Mukaibo1; A. George 1; J. Melvin1. Apical Slc26a6 Supports Bicarbonate Secretion by Mouse Sublingual Acinar Cells. 1National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States