• To advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health in the United Kingdom
  • To support and represent the oral health research community in the UK
  • To encourage young workers, dentally or scientifically qualified, to become involved in oral and dental research
  • To facilitate the dissemination and application of research findings relating to oral health and the interactions between oral and systemic health
  • To foster the development of international research collaboration through the International Association for Dental Research and its Federations.