Our Team

The Forsyth clinical research team has expertise in dentistry, immunology, microbiology, perodontology statistics, and more. The group has extensive experience in traditional clinical trials, product development, and even collaborative partnerships for translational research. The Forsyth team can assist with protocol and case report form development, IND/IDE submissions and IRB filings

Staff and Areas of Expertise

Principal Investigators

  • Thomas Van Dyke; Periodontology, Inflammation, Systemic Health
  • Alp Kantarci; Periodontology, Inflammation, Biomarkers of Oral and Systemic Diseases
  • Hatice Hasturk; Periodontology, Treatment of Periodontal Disease, Oral & Systemic Health
  • Max Goodson; Periodontology, Pharmacology, Obesity and Nutrition 

Current Clinical Staff

  • Debbie Rider; Administrator, Institutional Review Board
  • Marie Letteri; Emergency Medical Services, Patient Coordinator
  • Molly Dunne; Manager, Research Subject Recruitment and Enrollment
  • Gay Torresyap; Dental Hygienist, Study Coordinator
  • Melissa Martins; Dental Hygienist, Study Coordinator
  • Homa Sherzai; Dental Hygienist, Study Coordinator
  • Elida Salazar; Dental Hygienist, Clinical Study Coordinator
  • Nicole Tejeda; Dental Hygienist, Pharmacy Technician, Study Examiner
  • Costa Floros; Research Assistant-Data Manager
  • Hernide Deribert; Dental Assistant

Applied Science

"The success of our work should be measured by our achievement to move our research closer to clinical testing. This is what I call Excellence!"