President of ORCA,
Vita Machiulskiene


The European Organisation for Caries Research or ORCA in acronym is a scientific organisation which promotes oral health through scientific research in the field of Cariology. In 1953, ORCA was founded as an international organisation based in Europe and since then it has been brought together dental professionals from all around the world.

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Current ORCA related news

November 2015
Abstract submission for the ORCA 2016 congress is now open

July 2015
We are pleased to inform that JOANA CARVALHO (Belgium) was elected ORCA Vice-President. She will become ORCA president in 2017. Congratulation to Joana Carvalho.

The ORCA Prize 2015
was awarded to Professor Cynthia Pine, Professor at Queen Mary University of London, London, UK (read more)

In 2015, Ying Liao won the Nathan Cochrane Junior Scientist’s Award for her poster on “Identification and functional analysis of genome mutations in a fluoride-resistant Streptococcus mutans strain” (co-authors J. Chen, B.W. Brandt, Y. Zhu, J. Li, C. van Loveren, D.M. Deng) "(read more)

Prof. Emerita  Ingegerd Mejàre, Sweden was the Key note speaker of the 62nd ORCA Congress in Brussels. Lecture is available (read more)

The next ORCA Congress in 2016 will be held in Athens, Greece, July 6-9 2016. Further information will be available soon.

Nominations for the Yngve Ericsson Prize 2016 (read more)

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