Support for dental associations

Support for dental associations

European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH)

We have provided sponsorship for the EADPH which has been applied to the following three initiatives:

  • Our funding has helped extend the EADPH's travel grant scheme. We give assistance for twelve researchers to participate and present their work at the annual scientific congresses. Grants are awarded on merit by the EADPH; priority is given to those working in the lower income countries.
  • At each annual scientific congress, we support a keynote speaker to deliver 'The Borrow Lecture’.
  • A scheme providing membership subsidy to those engaged in dental public health, again in the lower income countries of Europe, has proved to be most successful. One hundred grants are offered, and these awards have reached 17 countries, many of which have been previously under-represented or not represented in the EADPH membership.

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

The Foundation recognises that IADR is the global leader in advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health and has been proud to support initiatives promoted through the organisation.

The IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award was established in 1992 to recognise and stimulate research in oral health promotion for children, with priority given to caries prevention using fluoride in different forms. During the IADR General Session held in Vancouver BC, Canada in June 2019, the award was given to Professor Helen Whelton, University College Cork, Ireland.

We have also been pleased to sponsor two IADR symposia:

  • An IADR Satellite Symposium - ‘Guidelines for Fluoride Intake - Are They Appropriate?’ was held in March 2017, San Francisco, California, USA, prior to the IADR General Session. The proceedings of the symposium have been published in a Special Issue of Advances in Dental Research.
  • In July 2018, at the IADR/PER, General Session, London, England, the Foundation supported a follow-up symposium 'Determining the level of unacceptable dental fluorosis for populations globally'.