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.

Our mission is improving lives through oral health, science, and research

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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View evidence-based ADASRI concepts that can be developed into new oral care products, and our areas of expertise where we can provide support.
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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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Focuses on developing novel dental restorative materials.
Focuses on bioceramic materials for osseointegration and implantology research.
Focuses on 3-D tissue culture, single cell and spatial biology, histology, and machine learning-assisted imaging.
Conceptualizes, plans, executes, and publishes their own research.
Supervises one to two researchers with a focus on one research topic.
Leads polymer and materials research activities at ADASRI labs in Maryland.
Supervises and reports on development of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.
Supports the ADASRI Board and ADA Council on Scientific Affairs.