This strategic plan articulates four goals: supporting excellent science, embracing the value of precise and personalized oral health, reducing oral health disparities, and ensuring a strong and diverse workforce. These goals and their supporting objectives will guide NIDCR’s decision-making for the next six years toward achieving a balanced research portfolio that improves the nation’s dental, oral, and craniofacial health.
- GOAL 1: Support the best science to improve dental, oral, and craniofacial health.
- GOAL 2: Enable precise and personalized oral health care through research.
- GOAL 3: Apply rigorous, multidisciplinary research approaches to overcome disparities and inequalities in dental, oral, and craniofacial health.
- GOAL 4: Ensure that a strong research workforce is dedicated to improving dental, oral, and craniofacial health.