The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether permanent or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.

Review Dates

Membership Panel

The membership panel is a list of chartered members only.

Topics


  • Studies related to genetics, biochemistry and physiology of oral bacteria, and pathogenesis of oral infection and microbiome and their impacts on oral health and disease.
  • Mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity and inflammation in oral disease processes.
  • Studies related to the development, physiology and biochemistry of salivary glands, oral complications of Sjögren’s syndrome and mechanisms and etiology of salivary gland tumors
  • Studies related to oral mucositis, xerostomia, oral wound healing, and peri-implantitis.
  • Studies on pathogenesis of periodontal tissues; caries development and prevention therapies; pulp biology and endodontic regenerative therapy.
  • Development of dental implants and restorative materials.
  • Development of methods for endodontic and orthodontic treatment, detection and treatment of dental caries and periodontal diseases.

Shared Interests and Overlaps

There are shared interests with Skeletal Biology Development and Disease (SBDD) in the investigation of teeth and oral cavity. Grant applications that focus on craniofacial development and biomineralization including mechanism and development of oral hard tissue (palate), mandibular or maxilla bone, dentin and enamel development and biology may be assigned to SBDD. Applications that focus on periodontal bone remodeling, pathogenesis of oral and dental diseases may be assigned to ODCS.

There are shared interests with Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering (MTE) in the investigation related to tissue engineering. Grant applications that focus on tissue engineering of temporomandibular joints, calvarial, and jaw bones may be assigned to MTE. Applications on regeneration of periodontal ligament and pulp tissues may be assigned to ODCS.

There are shared interests with Skeletal Biology Structure and Regeneration (SBSR) in the investigation of temporomandibular joint related disorders. Grant applications that focus on biomechanics, osteoarthritis and cartilage biology of temporomandibular joint may be assigned to SBSR. Applications that focus on mechanisms and biomechanics of mastication may be assigned to ODCS.

There are shared interests with Arthritis Connective Tissue and Skin (ACTS) in the investigation related to Sjögren's syndrome. Applications that focus on immunobiology and analysis of immune cell functions may be assigned to ACTS. Applications that focus on oral complications of the disease and pathophysiology and repair of salivary glands may be assigned to ODCS.

There are shared interests with Bacterial Pathogenesis (BACP) in the investigation of bacterial pathogenesis. Grant Applications that focus on pathogenic mechanisms of non-oral bacteria may be assigned to BACP. Applications that focus on pathogenicity of oral bacteria may be assigned to ODCS.

There are shared interests with Topics in Bacterial Pathogenesis IDM (80) or Topics in Bacterial Pathogenesis IDM (81) in the investigations of the process of bacterial infections. Non-R01 applications that focus on general pathogenesis issues associated with bacterial infections may be assigned to IDM (80) or IDM (81). Grant applications that focus on studies related to oral microbiology may be assigned to ODCS.

There are shared interests with study sections in Oncology 1 - Basic Translational IRG (OBT) IRG in the investigation of oral and head and neck cancers. Grant applications that focus on etiology, cellular and molecular mechanisms of oral and head and neck cancers may to assigned to the OBT IRG. Applications that focus on precancerous oral lesions, or salivary gland cancers may be assigned to ODCS.

There are shared interests with study sections in Oncology 2 - Translational Clinical IRG (OTC) IRG in the investigation of translational and clinical aspects of oral and head and neck cancers. Grant applications that focus on cancer therapy and cancer biomarker discovery may be assigned to OTC IRG. Applications that focus on methods to manage oral complications of radiation or chemo-therapies may be assigned to ODCS.