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  • Advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health in New Zealand
  • Support and represent the oral health research community in New Zealand
  • Facilitate the communication and application of our research findings for the benefit of oral and general health worldwide


  • Research for Public Benefit - we are committed to carrying out research that leads to new methods for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, in order to improve people's oral and general health
  • Excellence - we are committed to the pursuit of excellence in research on the development of dental care to enhance the oral health of the public
  • Integrity - we are committed to integrity, honesty and consistently high standards in research and in all our interactions, both internally and externally
  • Accountability - we believe that we are accountable for our actions and we are prepared to submit ourselves to appropriate scrutiny
  • Equity - we will ensure that our policies and practices do not discriminate unfairly or lead to other forms of unfair treatment
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