Launched by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in March 2017, NIDCR 2030 is a strategic visioning initiative designed to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research over the next 15 years. In 2030, we imagine a world where dental, oral, and craniofacial health and disease are understood in the context of the whole body, and research transforms how we promote health, treat disease, and overcome health disparities, so all people have the opportunity to lead healthy lives. To achieve what we’ve imagined, the Institute obtained and continues to seek input from researchers, faculty, students, healthcare providers, professional and nonprofit organizations, industry representatives, government officials, patients, and other community members.
Hundreds of research ideas and comments are archived on the NIDCR 2030 website, under the five goal areas:
In response to exciting ideas submitted to NIDCR 2030, the Institute is identifying topical themes for development into symposia and workshops, research initiatives and communications of our ongoing research. Proposed research initiatives are posted for comment, along with announcements of upcoming symposia and workshops. Stay tuned to this website for updates.