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The Forsyth Institute 

140 The Fenway

Boston  Massachusetts  02115  U.S.A.
Phone: 617-262-5200 Fax: 617-262-4021


Forsyth is the world’s leading independent organization dedicated to scientific research and education in oral health and related biomedical science. Forsyth’s mission is to lead the discovery, communication and application of breakthroughs in oral health and disease prevention that will significantly improve the health and well-being of our nation and the world.

For almost a century, Forsyth has been working to make this dream a reality by attracting distinguished scientists from all corners of the globe. They have come to explore the unknown, to learn, and to teach in a collegial, cross-disciplinary atmosphere that encourages creativity and collaboration.

Forsyth's research confirms that many of the body's mysteries are mirrored in the mouth. Known as the oral and craniofacial complex, this collection of sensory organs and diverse tissues provides a uniquely accessible portal to the body. Forsyth scientists use this powerful venue to study the genetics and ecology of bacteria, the body's response to infection, the biology of skeletal tissue, and the embryonic development of the oral cavity and facial structures. Both laboratory and clinical settings provide the backdrop for remarkable scientific advances that continually lead to development of new diagnostics, therapies, products and preventive health strategies.

Today, Forsyth is a global presence with affiliations and collaborations in more than 15 countries around the world. The organization’s present research portfolio covers a broad spectrum of biomedical research including: vaccine development for dental caries and tuberculosis, regenerative medicine, bone regeneration and the development of bioengineered teeth, saliva diagnostics, and photo medicine involving blue light.

To learn more about Forsyth, please contact Kathleen Hill Zichy, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Forsyth Health Foundation at 617-892-8601 or via email

Last Updated: 12-08-05

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