Nordisk Odontologisk Förening (NOF) was founded 7 January 1917 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The objectives of NOF were, and are, to promote the advancement of dental science and the teaching of dentistry. The first annual meeting was held the same year in Stockholm, Sweden, on 31 August. The President was the Swedish Uno Hylin, who also was President at the second meeting in Oslo in 1918.

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European Journal of Oral Sciences is the official publication of NOF – Scandinavian Division of the International Association for Dental Research. It is an international, multidisciplinary non-profit journal, which publishes original high quality research papers within clinical dentistry, on all basic science aspects of structure, chemistry, developmental biology, physiology and pathology of relevant tissues, as well as on microbiology, biomaterials and the behavioural sciences as they relate to dentistry.

The journal employs no page charges, no page limits, and colour illustrations are published free of charge.

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Each year, NOF offers travel grants to young researchers attending the regional (NOF, CED, PER) IADR congress.

Usually two stipends per NOF country (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Norway) are awarded. A scientific committee will be responsible for the selection.

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Every year, NOF invites young researchers to enter the Nordic Hatton Award Competition.

The objective of the award is to encourage and reward outstanding young dental scientists. Candidates of this award present their study results in the regional (NOF, CED, PER) IADR meeting and an independent evaluation committee announces two NOF winners.

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