President of ORCA,
Andreas Schulte


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 2014
Website and abstracts submission for the ORCA Congress 2015 is now active!

November 2014
ORCA Summer School in Greece

ORCA is offering a Summer School in Athens on  17-18 April 2015  to stimulate research related to Cariology  in the countries of the Mediterranean and Middle East, and to raise interest of young scientists in this region to participate at the ORCA 2016 Congress in Athens.
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July 2014

The ORCA Prize 2014 awarded to Professor David Beighton, Professor Emeritus at King's College London and  Visiting professor at Leeds Dental Institute, UK (more)

In 2014, Leandro Hilgert, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brazil won the ORCA Junior Scientist's Award for his poster on “ Caries-Preventive Effect of Supervised Toothbrushing, Composite Resin and ART Sealants After Three Years "

The next ORCA Congress in 2015 will be held in Brussels, Belgium. July 1-4.

The next ORCA Saturday afternoon symposium is themed “OCCLUSAL CARIES: biological approach for its diagnosis and management

ORCA Co-President 2015: Joana Carvalho

Nominations vice president
It is now time to consider possible candidates for a new vice-president to be elected in 2015. Nominations for the new vice-president, who will become the president in 2017, can be done either through the membership section or direct to the secretary general.
Nominations can be done before January 10th 2015. Eligible are all senior members of ORCA who have served at least one term on the advisory council and/or executive board and have not served as president of ORCA.

Nominations ORCA Prize 2015
For nomination procedure please see the call for nominations under “Prizes”.

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