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Definition of NIDCR (National Institute of Dental Research)

NIDCR (National Institute of Dental Research): One of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S., the NIDCR is for dental and other craniofacial diseases.

The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information.

The NIDCR was formerly called more simply the National Institute of Dental Research.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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