ADA Science & Research Institute’s mission helps the dentists of today and tomorrow

Institute also provides resources for dentists, practices     

Providing indispensable scientific resources. Publishing ground-breaking research. Conducting rigorous product testing.

What do these all have in common? They are all daily and timely impacts engineered by the ADA Science & Research Institute, which leads the way by being on the tech- and science-focused cutting edge of dentistry.

“I want ADA members to know that the ADA Science & Research Institute is here to make their professional lives easier,” said Marcelo Araujo, D.D.S., Ph.D., the institute’s chief executive officer and ADA chief science officer. “All in all, the institute is working hard to provide dentists with the scientific resources they need.”

The American Dental Association launched the institute in 2020, bringing together the Science Institute in Chicago and researchers from Gaithersburg, Maryland, who previously were part of the ADA Foundation.

“The ADA Science & Research Institute is a research center of excellence devoted to all aspects of oral health — everything from basic and applied research to translating that research into recommendations that can be easily applied in the clinic,” Dr. Araujo said. “In that way, our institute delivers key insights for health professionals and policymakers, driving quality and innovation in dental care. From innovation to clinical translation."