In response to exciting ideas submitted, NIDCR is currently preparing topics for symposia and workshops, research initiatives and communications of our ongoing research. Efforts to reach the NIDCR 2030 goals will be announced in the updates tab above. If you have questions about NIDCR 2030, please continue to contact us via e-mail: email@example.com
If you are interested in browsing the diverse portfolio of NIDCR-funded research projects or searching for current research in your area of interest, visit the RePORT Expenditures and Results Tool (RePORTER). For more information, visit NIDCR’s grants and funding page.
NIDCR Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship to Enhance Diversity in Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research
Postdoctoral students selected for this fully-funded fellowship will spend up to five years working side-by-side with NIDCR's leading scientists. Fellows will perform research with a mentor in NIDCR's Division of Intramural Research (DIR), map a research career path, and develop a grant proposal. NIDCR encourages students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of award. For more information, Click here.
Accelerating the Advancement
of Digital Dentistry
Based on public feedback NIDCR received in the oral biodevices goal area, we've developed a proposed research initiative on Accelerating the Advancement of Digital Dentistry. This is the second installment in a series of proposed research initiatives resulting from NIDCR 2030. Click here to view submitted comments relating to this proposed research initiative.
Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators
In alignment with public feedback NIDCR received in the workforce diversity goal area, we've developed a proposal for a Mentoring Network for Underrepresented Postdoctoral and Early-Career Faculty Investigators. This is the third installment in a series of proposed research initiatives aligned with NIDCR 2030. Click here to view submitted comments relating to this proposed research initiative.
Accelerating the Development of Oral Biodevices by Advancing Technologies
Based on public feedback NIDCR received in the oral biodevices goal area, we've developed a proposed research initiative on Accelerating the Development of Oral Biodevices by Advancing Technologies. This is the first installment in a series of proposed research initiatives resulting from NIDCR 2030. Click here to view submitted comments relating to this proposed research initiative.
Oral Health Research and the NIH All of Us Program
The NIH All of Us Research Program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research. NIDCR staff and the public at large submitted ideas about the oral health research questions NIH All of Us could help answer. This input will help to ensure that dental, oral, and craniofacial health remains a focus of the All of Us program. To view submitted ideas and comments, visit the All of Us IdeaScale portal.
NIDCR Hosted Autotherapies Symposium
In response to exciting ideas submitted in the “autotherapies” goal area and to kick off the next phase of NIDCR 2030, we organized a symposium on Autotherapies: Enhancing Our Innate Healing Capacity on January 25, 2018. In case you missed the live broadcast, the symposium is available via NIH videocast. For more information, click here.
In 2030, we imagine a world where dental, oral, and craniofacial health and disease are understood in the context of the whole body, and research transforms how we promote health, treat disease, and overcome health disparities, so all people have the opportunity to lead healthy lives.
To achieve what we’ve imagined, we need you. Please join us in a discussion about what it will take to reach the five goals we outline below. We will use your ideas and comments to plan future workshops and research initiatives.
Browse our 2030 goals.
Oral health will be fully integrated into the study of overall health through a deeper and more complex understanding of the underlying biological, behavioral, and social factors that cause disease or support health in the dental, oral, and craniofacial region and throughout the body.End Date: June 2, 2017
Precision prevention, treatment, and public health interventions will be available to all people based on their unique variations in genetic, biological, behavioral, and social determinants of health. Individual and population-based dental, oral, and craniofacial prevention and treatment strategies will be scientifically-based and validated.End Date: June 2, 2017
Prevention and treatment tactics aimed at the dental, oral, and craniofacial region will take advantage of the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate damaged or diseased tissues. In addition, these autotherapies will be used to restore the biological balance of body systems and maintain health.End Date: June 2, 2017
The mouth will be used as a portal for real-time monitoring and assessment of oral health and overall health. Devices located in the dental, oral, and craniofacial region will also be able to diagnose disease and deliver local and systemic treatments.End Date: June 2, 2017
The dental, oral, and craniofacial research workforce will cross disciplines, draw from multiple professions, and reflect the diversity of the nation with regard to race, gender, ethnicity, disability, and socio-economic status.End Date: June 2, 2017
Embryonic tissues and organs can often effectively compensate for defects during development, but how they do so is poorly understood. Applying st...Net Votes: 2 Number of Comments: 0
Device-facilitated lingual strengthening has been shown to result in improved swallowing function and increased saliva production in patients with...Net Votes: 6 Number of Comments: 0
Oral diseases (as well as most other inflammatory diseases of the mucosae) are known to be triggered by the immunopathology resulting from the over...Net Votes: 13 Number of Comments: 1
Swallowing, oral health, and saliva production are crucial factors for maintaining overall health and an optimal quality of life. While evidence su...Net Votes: 9 Number of Comments: 1
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is the nation’s leading supporter of dental, oral, and craniofacial research. NIDCR is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information about NIDCR, visit www.nidcr.nih.gov.