ForsythKids builds healthy communities by improving children’s dental health where they live and learn. The ForsythKids program works with schools and community partners to make certain it is easy for children and their families to get high quality dental care, which is critically important to their overall health and well-being.
The prospect of a root canal induces dread in almost anyone. More than 41,000 people undergo the notoriously painful procedure each day. But what if there was a treatment that used the body’s own cells to reverse decay and prevent the need for a root canal altogether?
Dr. Javier Juarez Fernandez knew he wanted to be a molecular biologist since he was around 7 years old. He didn’t have much exposure to the field of science. His mom was an elementary school teacher and his dad worked construction.
“I didn’t know what a PhD was, and I didn’t know how to get one,” Fernandez said. But he loved science and declared a biology major in college.