General InformationAbout JADR


Japanese Association for Dental Research (JADR) originated from a voluntary forum of dental science founded in 1953, and became to a division of International Association for Dental Research (IADR). JADR interests cover a wide variety of dental scientific and technological fields to advance the dental sciences. JADR is nonprofit scientific and educational organization with around 2,000 members and organizes an Annual Meetings every year.

About JADR

The Japanese Association for Dental Research (JADR) was launched as one of the sections of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) on November 6, 1954. The JADR was subsequently promoted in rank to a division of the IADR due to the increased number of members and the many activities of the society. At present, the JADR is the second largest among the divisions and sections of the IADR, and we promote world-leading society activities. Since its foundation, the JADR has promoted research in dental medicine and related fields for improvement of oral health, while contributing internationally to development of the IADR in the public interest.

In 1980, the 58th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was held in Osaka, and the IADR International Conference on Oral Biology (ICOB) for basic dentistry research took place in Tokyo. In June 2001, the 79th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture. In 2003, the Pan Asia-Pacific Federation (PAPF) (subsequently reorganized as the Asia-Pacific Region [APR]) was organized to promote academic exchange of information in the Asian-Pacific region, and the role of the JADR has increasingly expanded as the core of the Asian Pacific region. In those days, Professor Emeritus Mamoru Sakuda of Osaka University (the 20th JADR President) became the first Japanese person to hold the office of IADR President, followed by Professor Emeritus Takayuki Kuroda of Tokyo Medical and Dental University (the 22nd JADR President), who assumed the office in 2005. Then, in 2014, it was determined that Professor Yoshimitsu Abiko (the 25th JADR President) of Nihon University would be appointed to the office of IADR President, as the 3rd Japanese president (IADR President-elect at that time). Further development of the JADR is expected based on this background.

The JADR promotes many activities as the exclusive international and interdisciplinary dental society in Japan by holding the General Session & Exhibition each year and publishing a newsletter twice a year. All presentations at the Exhibition are in English, and various awards are offered for development of young researchers. In addition, we established the JADR Travel Award to support researchers and promote academic exchange among Asian countries. Our members are extremely active academically, and their research is recognized worldwide. This is reflected in the frequent selection of Japanese researchers as high-ranking winners in the IADR Hatton Award, an international gateway to success for young dental researchers, and other awards. In addition, the JADR directors and other members participate in IADR committees and play an important role in operating the IADR.

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