Leadership & Staff

NIDCR leadership is responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating the nation’s dental, oral, and craniofacial research and training programs and activities.

  • The NIDCR Director has a unique multi-level perspective on the entire Institute. The Director provides leadership and constantly identifies critical needs and opportunities, especially for efforts that span the NIH and the federal government.
  • NIDCR Executive Staff, including the Deputy Director, assist the NIDCR Director and share in the overall direction of the Institute’s activities. The Executive Staff advises the NIDCR Director on issues concerning the Institute, NIH, and the broader dental, oral, and craniofacial research community. 
  • More than 400 NIDCR staff support the scientific, administrative management, information technology, communication, and clinical trial and management activities needed to effectively lead and manage the world’s largest oral health research enterprise.
Last Reviewed
September 2023