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About ADASRI

The ADA Science & Research Institute, LLC (ADASRI) is a research center of excellence devoted to all aspects of oral health. Our research delivers key insights for health professionals and policymakers, driving quality and innovation in dental care.

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Marcelo Araujo, DDS, MS, PhD

Dr. Marcelo Araujo is ADA chief science officer and chief executive officer of the ADA's research subsidiary, the ADA Science & Research Institute, LLC. Dr. Araujo provides strategic leadership and oversight for the management of ADASRI and develops collaborative opportunities for key scientific initiatives.

Improving care, guiding innovation, advancing the success of dental professionals

Working in Chicago and the biotech hub of Washington, D.C., ADASRI performs oral health studies that improve care, guide innovation, and advance the success of dental professionals.

Here are the people helping ADASRI to achieve its mission.

Oversees the ADA Seal of Acceptance, evaluates dental products, and develops standards.
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Develops cutting-edge dental materials and partners with industry in commercialization.
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Produces evidence-based guidance that informs practice.
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Supports the ADASRI Board of Directors and the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs.
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Oversees daily operational business activities for ADASRI.
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Join our team! View current openings at ADASRI.

Oversees ADA Seal of Acceptance, standards development, and dental materials and device research.
Supervises and reports on development of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.
Develop novel dental restorative materials.
Research 3-D tissue culture, single cell and spatial biology, histology, and machine learning-assisted imaging analysis.
Lead development of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.
Conduct systematic reviews and develop of clinical practice guidelines.
Engineer 3-D in vitro microfluidic platforms for dental diseases.