The IADR/Straumann Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine is sponsored by Straumann and administered by the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR. Straumann is a leading contributor to R&D in implant and regenerative dentistry and this award is a further example of the Group’s long tradition in fostering and recognizing excellence in dental research. The International Association for Dental Research (IADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va., USA, is a nonprofit organization with nearly 11,000 members worldwide. Its mission is: (1) to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide; (2) to support and represent the oral health research community; and (3) to facilitate the communication and application of research findings. For more information on the IADR, see. Within the IADR, the Periodontal Research Group is the forum for members who are active in periodontology. Its aim is to improve periodontal health through encouraging research activities.