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Celebrating the Past and Charting the Future of Dental, Oral, & Craniofacial Research

Explore an Interactive Timeline of NIDCR's History

Learn about important events, scientific breakthroughs, and publications.

NIDCR at 75: Looking Forward

Watch as NIDCR Director Dr. Rena D'Souza takes us on a tour of the institute's accomplishments and shares her vision for the future.

Past 75th Anniversary Events

Access photos, recordings, and event recaps.

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May 16, 2024

NHLBI and NIDCR Joint 75th Anniversary Symposium: The Science that Unites Us

NIDCR and NHLBI co-hosted a virtual dual 75th anniversary symposium to showcase the science that unites the two institutes.

Group of professional attendees at a conference.

Mar 13–15, 2024

Symposium Series | Showcasing NIDCR Extramural Research: 75 Years of Excellence
New Orleans, Louisiana

Seven symposia showcased the latest extramural research in key areas of the NIDCR portfolio.

Oct 10–11, 2023

75th Anniversary Trainee Symposium: Celebrating NIDCR Trainees: Past, Present, and Future

NIDCR-supported trainees convened for professional development and networking activities.

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Sept 11, 2023

Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune-Albright Syndrome: Celebrating 25 Years of NIDCR Research
NIH Campus

Scientific experts traced 25 years of progress in FD/MAS research.

Dr. Francis Collins

Jun 27, 2023

NIDCR at 75: Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future
NIH Campus

NIH and scientific leaders and stakeholders covered the institute's vital role in biomedical research.

Pamela Robey, Ph.D. (left) and Lawrence Tabak D.D.S, Ph.D. (right)

Mar 17, 2023

Scientific Strides of the NIDCR: 75 Years and Beyond
Portland, Oregon

Institute scientists and current and former directors discussed scientific milestones.


Get to know NIDCR staff.

Research Vignettes

Snapshots of the science that moves NIDCR forward

Labs at a Glance

Take a peek inside NIDCR's labs.

In this video, lab chief Dr. Alison Boyce and staff clinician Dr. Vivian Szymczuk of the Metabolic Bone Disorders Unit talk about the methods their lab uses to understand and test treatments for fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome, a rare disease of the bones, endocrine system, and skin.

Take a peek inside the Neural Crest Development & Disease Unit, and hear from lab chief and Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator Dr. Laura Kerosuo and dentist-scientist Dr. Shaun Abrams, who recently departed the Kerosuo lab to start his own lab at NIDCR as an NIH Independent Research Scholar.

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Last Reviewed
June 2024