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    Forsyth Institute sinks its teeth into global expansion, incubator

    The Forsyth Institute has its roots in groundbreaking dental research, from establishing the first pediatric dental hospital in the world, to defining the practice of removing plaque and putting fluoride in toothpaste.

    The Forsyth Institute has its roots in groundbreaking dental research, from establishing the first pediatric dental hospital in the world, to defining the practice of removing plaque and putting fluoride in toothpaste.

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    Looking back and looking forward: The Surgeon General’s report on oral health

    Nearly two decades ago, David Satcher, who served United States Surgeon General from 1998–2002, commissioned a report on oral health in America. The primary message of the report, Satcher said, was that oral health is critical to overall health and wellbeing.

    “Without oral health, you’re not healthy,” Satcher said. “And oral health is about more than just the health of the teeth.”

    Nearly two decades ago, David Satcher, who served United States Surgeon General from 1998–2002, commissioned a report on oral health in America. The primary message of the report, Satcher said, was that oral health is critical to overall health and wellbeing.

    “Without oral health, you’re not healthy,” Satcher said. “And oral health is about more than just the health of the teeth.”

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    George Wenckebach donates trust funds to Forsyth

    The first time George Wenckebach set foot in the United States, he parachuted in as a member of the national Dutch skydiving team. This was just one example of a lifetime of adventure, which included a fellowship at the Forsyth Institute.

    The first time George Wenckebach set foot in the United States, he parachuted in as a member of the national Dutch skydiving team. This was just one example of a lifetime of adventure, which included a fellowship at the Forsyth Institute.

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    The Forsyth Institute Discovers that Differences in the Oral Microbiome of Youth Born with HIV May Increase their Risk of Dental Decay

    Cambridge, MAJune 28, 2018 – A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of cavities.

    Cambridge, MAJune 28, 2018 – A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of cavities.

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    Researchers discover cellular messengers communicate with bacteria in the mouth

    new UCLA-led study provides clear evidence that cellular messengers in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis.

    new UCLA-led study provides clear evidence that cellular messengers in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis.

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    The Forsyth Institute Expands Key Human Microbiome Database

    Cambridge, MAMarch 5, 2018 – A team of researchers from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, today announced they have added over 80 species to generate the expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD), an online index of microbial species present in the mouth and respiratory tract, including the nasal passages and throat.

    Cambridge, MAMarch 5, 2018 – A team of researchers from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, today announced they have added over 80 species to generate the expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD), an online index of microbial species present in the mouth and respiratory tract, including the nasal passages and throat.

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    The Forsyth Institute and Photomedics Inc. Announce Development of an Intraoral Antibacterial Light Technology and Device

    Cambridge, Massachusetts – February 20, 2018 – Photomedics, an oral health technology company, with a corporate headquarters based out of The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in oral health research, has developed and designed a functional, proprietary intraoral light device with proven ability to reduce the number of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the mouth that can cause gum disease, bad breath and are linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, premature birth and low birth

    Cambridge, Massachusetts – February 20, 2018 – Photomedics, an oral health technology company, with a corporate headquarters based out of The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in oral health research, has developed and designed a functional, proprietary intraoral light device with proven ability to reduce the number of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the mouth that can cause gum disease, bad breath and are linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, premature birth and low birth

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    Dai Feng Appointed Newest Member of The Forsyth Institute’s Board of Directors

    Cambridge, Mass – February  12, 2018 – The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in biomedical and oral microbiome research, today announced the newest member of its Board of Directors, Dai Feng, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CareCapital Advisors Limited. Feng will bring a breadth of innovation and entrepreneurship to Forsyth’s Board of Directors.

    Cambridge, Mass – February  12, 2018 – The Forsyth Institute, a pioneer in biomedical and oral microbiome research, today announced the newest member of its Board of Directors, Dai Feng, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CareCapital Advisors Limited. Feng will bring a breadth of innovation and entrepreneurship to Forsyth’s Board of Directors.

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    Forsyth Institute Researcher Floyd Dewhirst Named as American Association for Advancement of Science Fellow

    Cambridge, MA – November 20, 2017 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today announced Forsyth Institute senior member of the staff, Floyd Dewhirst, DDS, PhD, as an AAAS Fellow in the Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences field.

    Cambridge, MA – November 20, 2017 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today announced Forsyth Institute senior member of the staff, Floyd Dewhirst, DDS, PhD, as an AAAS Fellow in the Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences field.

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    National Geographic features Forsyth Institute's Dr. Floyd Dewhirst

    How Dog and Cat 'Kisses' Can Turn Deadly

    By Erika Engelhaupt

    Published October 24, 2017


    When Julie McKenna arrived at the hospital in Mildura, Australia, in 2007, she could barely speak. Her arms and legs were cold and mottled, and her face was turning purple.

    How Dog and Cat 'Kisses' Can Turn Deadly

    By Erika Engelhaupt

    Published October 24, 2017


    When Julie McKenna arrived at the hospital in Mildura, Australia, in 2007, she could barely speak. Her arms and legs were cold and mottled, and her face was turning purple.