The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) will hold its Annual Meeting from March 3 through March 6, 2010, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

The registration deadline is January 6, 2010, for presenters and January 22, 2010, for non-presenters.

The AADR is also accepting "Late-breaking News" abstracts, with a deadline of January 8, 2010. The review committee is seeking cutting-edge science discoveries made since the regular submission deadline (of early October). Abstracts that are not considered late-breaking and are simply late submissions will not be accepted.

Topics in the scientific program that might interest orthodontists will include the following:

• Craniofacial Biology;
• Dental Materials 1: Adhesion – Bond Strength Testing and Mechanisms;
• Dental Materials 2: Adhesion – Leakage/Margin Assessments;
• Dental Materials 3: Ceramic-based Materials and Cements;
• Dental Materials 4: Clinical Trials;
• Dental Materials 5: Biocompatibility and Biologic Effects;
• Dental Materials 6: Polymer-based Materials-Chemistry and Composition;
• Dental Materials 7: Polymer-based Materials-Physical Properties and Performance;
• Dental Materials 8: Metal-based Materials;
• Dental Materials 9: Other Materials – Chemistry, Properties and Performance;
• Dental Materials 10: Instruments and Equipment;
• Dental Materials 11: Color and Appearance (Aesthetics);
• Implantology Research;
• Neuroscience/TMJ;
• Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; and
• Prosthodontics Research.