Saliva research prize announced

The Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme (WOHP) invites dental students, professionals and academics in the UK/Ireland to apply for the 2014 IADR Wrigley Salivary Research Award.

This prestigious award is recognised worldwide as a stamp of excellence in outstanding salivary research, which makes a valued contribution to the body of clinical research supporting the important role that saliva plays in oral care.

The WOHP is dedicated to supporting the dental profession in its mission to improve patient’s oral health, and through sponsoring this global award, it hopes that more students, professionals and academics with fantastic research behind them are able to benefit from both the financial reward, and global platform offered to successful candidates through this process.

UK progamme manager, Louisa Rowntree, is delighted that WOHP is continuing its involvement with this prestigious award.

She said: 'As a show of our continued commitment and support of independent research into the saliva and the benefits of chewing gum, we are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to dental professionals, academics and students in the UK/Ireland, and wish them the best of luck!'

For the fifth consecutive year, WOHP, in partnership with the IADR Salivary Research Group, will be granting three awards.

The awards given will be: one Clinical Salivary Research Award for dental scientists ($1,500), one Clinical Salivary Research Award for dental students ($1,500), and one Basic Salivary Research Award ($2,000). These awards are intended to assist with travel costs to attend the IADR 92nd General Session & Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa, June 25-28, 2014.     

Dr Walter Siqueira, president of the IADR Salivary Research Group, said: 'We are glad to continue to partner with WOHP to recognise students and clinicians for their innovative research” said   “It’s important that we continue to encourage students and clinicians to explore salivary-related research to help make advancements in oral care.'

How to apply

The IADR deadline for all abstract submissions is January 13, 2014.  For full details on how to apply, visit


Wrigley Salivary Awards Winners 2013
From left to right: Sarah B. Peters: Basic Salivary Research Award for a Dental or Non-Dental Student ($2,000 USD), Girija V. Naidu: Clinical Salivary Research Award for Dental Scientists ($1,500 USD), Kyle V. Holmberg: Clinical Salivary Research Award for Dental Students ($1,500 USD).
The awards were presented at the IADR 91st General Session & Exhibition which took place in Seattle, USA from 20-23 March 2013.

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