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Professor Paula Moynihan becomes Vice President of IADR

The IADR is the world’s premier dental research organisation, with over 10,000 members and true global reach.

Professor Moynihan has remained an involved member since joining IADR in 1992 through participating in the IADR General Sessions and serving in various leadership positions. She served as a councillor for the IADR Nutrition Research Group from 2000-2005 and again from 2010-2015, while concurrently serving on the management committee of the IADR British Division from 2012-2015. From 2000-2001, she was the president of the IADR Nutrition Research Group. Providing further service to the IADR Scientific Groups and Networks, she was the vice president of the IADR Geriatric Oral Research Group from 2015-2016 and is currently serving as president-elect of the group and group program chair. She will become the president of the IADR Geriatric Oral Research Group at the conclusion of the 2017 IADR General Session. In 2016 she was invited to be on a 3-person international ballot to be elected to the Presidential succession for the organisation and was elected by her peers to this position. She will serve as the elected Vice President of the IADR from March 2017 and subsequently President Elect (2018-9), President (2019-20) and Immediate Past President 2021-22 during a four year term on the Board. She will have the distinct honour of being IADR President during its centennial year in 2020 and for its centennial meeting that year in Washington DC.

Professor Moynihan looks forward to being part of the IADR Board as it furthers its Mission to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide; to support and represent the oral health research community; and to facilitate the communication and application of research findings.

 “Oral diseases are amongst the most prevalent diseases world-wide and have considerable impact on general health and wellbeing. As a professor of Nutrition and Oral Health I have experience of working at the interface of oral and general health. My vision is for IADR to become a key player in global non-communicable disease prevention, establishing and strengthening links with other organisations to promote research and support the strategies necessary to realize the full impact of sugars reduction - on not only oral health but on general health globally.”

Vice President Elect Paula Moynihan at IADR 2017

published on: 23 March 2017