The International Association for
Dental Research

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IADR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is IADR?
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is a non-profit organization with more than 11,000 members worldwide. Its mission is: (1) to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide; (2) to support and represent the oral health research community; and (3) to facilitate the communication and application of research findings.
Why join the IADR?
The IADR provides an invaluable service to all dental, oral and craniofacial researchers, including those at dental schools, other health professional schools, industry institutions, as well as in the biotech sector. As the only non-profit association of its kind, we strive to bring our members the latest news updates, research reports, educational programs, and networking opportunities for the dental research community. For a full list of member benefits, click here.
How much are IADR dues?
The following are the dues for the IADR membership categories for 2012
Countries Eligible
2012 IADR
Member Rate
2012 IADR
Student Rate
2012 IADR Retired Member Rate
World Bank – Lower Middle Income or below
World Bank – Upper Middle Income
World Bank – High Income
How do I join the IADR?
You may join online, or if you prefer to pay by check, print the form located at and send it with payment via fax or mail. Upon receipt and processing of your application, the IADR will send you an ID card, receipt and welcome package. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing and delivery.
When is the next IADR General Session & Exhibition?
The 90th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR will be June 20-23, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information, go to the IADR Meeting page.
What is the JDR and how can I subscribe?
The Journal of Dental Research (JDR) is the flagship journal of the IADR and the American Association of Dental Research (AADR), the largest Division of the IADR.   To subscribe please indicate on your membership renewal notice or new member application or contact the IADR Global Headquarters for an invoice. 
How do I publish in the JDR?
To submit your manuscript, go to:
Can I get a reprint of an article/abstract that was published in one of the publications?
Yes, please visit, for instructions.
How do I advertise with the IADR?
For a list of all advertising opportunities, go to the IADR Advertising page.
Where can I find information on available awards and fellowships?
The IADR Web site provides complete information on all IADR awards and fellowships. Questions may be directed to Sheri S. Herren at
How do I wire transfer money to the Associations?
To wire transfer money to the Associations please contact Darin Walsh at for instructions.
Is the IADR exempt from sales tax?
Even though the IADR is considered not-for-profit and is exempt from income tax, the Association still must pay sales tax.
What is the Federal ID number for the IADR?
IADR is 54-1790186
Should I mail my payment to the IADR Global Headquarters?
No, please send payments to:
PO Box 75537
Baltimore, MD 21275-5537
What is IADR's refund policy?
IADR's membership and publications refund policy is listed below and online at
  • Refunds due to an error by the IADR/AADR will be processed immediately and in full.
  • A $20 processing fee will be withheld from all other refunds.
  • Overpayment of $30 or less will be treated as a contribution and will not be refunded. 
  • Refunds will normally be sent in the same manner as the original payment (i.e., checks will be issued for payments by check, and credit cards will be credited for payments by credit card). If a wire transfer is requested, IADR/AADR will pass on all wire transfer fees to the recipient.
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks for your refund to be processed.
  • No refunds for membership or member journal subscriptions will be given after the IADR General Session each year, according the IADR Constitution & Bylaws.
How can I get my ID number?
New members receive ID cards upon joining, and renewing members are sent an updated card upon paying dues each year. If you have lost your ID number, please contact the Global Headquarters at to receive your number.
I’ve forgotten my password. What should I do?
Your password can be sent to you automatically if the Global Headquarters has your e-mail address on file. Please go to and click on the link marked "Forgotten your User Name and/or Password?" to request your password. Your user name or e-mail is required for your request to be processed. If your account information cannot be located, you will need to activate your account at
How can I change my password?
You will need to log into the Members Only area to change your password. Then select Edit My Profile and follow on-screen instructions.
How can I change my User Name?
Once you have activated your account and set your user name, you will not be able to change it.