International Association for Dental Research, Irish Division / DHF Award

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Irish Division / Dental Health Foundation Award for Public Health and Health Promotion supports research by investigators whose current main position is in a primary care setting such as within the Health Service Executive or general dental practice.

Health services research is the primary focus of the award and this may include epidemiology, audit, health promotion or research into other health service issues. The award is open to all members of the dental team - dental nurses, dental hygienists as well as dentists.


2023 Winner

Congratulations to the 2023 winner of the DHF award Dr. Claire Curtin for her study on oral health and patients with dysphasia.


IADR DHF winner Dr Claire Curtin


Details for winners 2021

Many congratulations to the 2021 winner of the DHF award Dr. Sinéad Watson from Queen's University Belfast for her research on ‘Nutrient based dietary patterns and periodontal disease in the UK Biobank’. You can read the abstract HERE

IADR Winner 2021 Sinead Watson

Details for winners 2020 

Many congratulations to this years joint winners Dr Niamh Coffey -  ‘Oral implications of prescribed oral nutritional supplements for disease related malnutrition’ (University College Cork) and Dr Mary McClory -  ‘Apical Periodontitis and All-Cause Mortality Among 60-70 Year-Old Men’ (Queens University Belfast). You can read the Abstracts here

Details for winners 2019

Many congratulations Dental Health Foundation Award at the conference of the Irish Division of the International Association of Dental Research:
First prize: Aileen Callanan, Cork for her research Report: The Usage and Waste Management Restorative Materials in Ireland.
Second Prize: Darshini Ramasubbu, Dublin, for her research report: Let’s Talk about HPV Vaccination