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The Forsyth Institute reinvents oral and overall health through pioneering biomedical research and transformational healthcare practices.
The Forsyth Institute, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the world’s leading independent research institute dedicated to improving oral health, and reducing interrelated systemic diseases and conditions. The Forsyth Institute portfolio includes basic research, translational research, and community-benefit programs for underserved populations.
Pioneering Discoveries,Profound Change
The Forsyth Institute’s goal is to improve health through innovative research, education and community care in oral and related biomedical science. Forsyth's research and development promotes more than oral health and childhood wellness. We are unlocking secrets to longevity and global health through research in:
- Diabetes, obesity and heart disease
- Personalized medicine
- Bone loss
- Tuberculosis and HIV
As Forsyth continues to break new ground scientifically, we realize that for too many children high quality dental care is as hard to access as it was when the Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children opened its doors in 1914. Tooth decay is the most common childhood illness, it leads to 51 million lost school hours each year. Healthy children are more successful in school. Forsyth, brings its knowledge of oral health to the community through its ForsythKids program.
ForsythKids brings preventive dental care to children in schools throughout Massachusetts. ForsythKids works by going where the children are--in schools, and in some cases community centers and summer camps. It began in 2003 as a pilot program in Boston, Hyannis and Lynn, three communities with a shortage of dental professionals or other issues ofaccess to care. Today, ForsythKids provides care to thousands of children throughout eastern Massachusetts.
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