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The Forsyth Institute announces two new Board members

Cambridge, Mass. – The Forsyth Institute, with its mission of improving oral and overall health through research, innovation, and community outreach, recently appointed two new members to its Board of Directors. Stephanie Hsieh and Dr. Charles Bridges bring to the board a diverse scope of expertise with a strong focus on technology development. Their appointment […] (Feb 09, 2022)

Researchers gain insights into how ultrasmall bacteria from the environment have adapted to live inside humans

The microbes that live inside our mouths, collectively known as the oral microbiome, impact our overall health in many ways that are not yet fully understood. Some bacteria cause inflammation, leading to periodontitis and other systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Other oral organisms have been associated with certain types of cancer. Scientists […] (Jan 03, 2022)

Forsyth CEO contributes to NIH report: Oral Health in America

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research within the National Institutes of Health released a much anticipated report today titled, Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges. The new report is a follow-up to the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health in America, and explores the nation’s oral health over the last 20 years. […] (Dec 21, 2021)

Forsyth Institute receives grant to provide dental care to seniors in need

The Forsyth Institute’s ForsythCares program was recently awarded a $50,000 grant to expand its services providing oral health care to seniors in need. The funding will allow ForsythCares to create a “free-care fund” to bridge the cost deficit for seniors whose oral health treatment is not covered or insufficiently covered by MassHealth insurance. The ForsythCares […] (Dec 15, 2021)

New research suggests children’s primary teeth keep record of early life stress

As a baby’s teeth begin to form in utero, they create growth lines that can vary in thickness depending on the mother’s wellbeing during pregnancy. One of these growth marks, called the neonatal line, is known to be thicker in children whose mothers experience poor nutrition, disease, and other types of physical stress, such as […] (Dec 03, 2021)

Forsyth dentech 2021 presents new disruptive technologies in dentistry

The Forsyth Institute, with its 111-year history of oral health innovation, convened key stakeholders across the oral health ecosystem at Forsyth dentech 2021 to spur innovation and investment into the $100+ billion untapped dental technology market. On Sept. 23, more than 400 inventors, investors, and leaders from 28 countries gathered virtually or personally at Forsyth’s […] (Sep 27, 2021)

Forsyth researcher receives AADR fellowship, preserving a historic legacy

Current therapies for gum disease involve cleaning pathogenic bacteria away from the root of a patient’s teeth. But the bad bacteria always return after approximately three months, necessitating long-term management of the disease and consistent maintenance. Dr. Ning Yu, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Forsyth Institute, is working on a better treatment for periodontitis. […] (Jul 21, 2021)