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About Us

The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information.

NIDCR 60th Anniversary Staff Photo

Photo of NIDCR staff

Fast Facts

Part of the National Institutes of Health, NIDCR is the Federal government’s lead agency for scientific research on oral, dental and craniofacial health and disease.  

This page last updated: December 10, 2013