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About Us

Since our founding, over a century ago, the ADA Forsyth Institute has been an innovative leader in oral health research and clinical care. Today, ADA Forsyth is a top-tier NIH-funded research institute focused on exploring the connections between oral health and overall well-being.

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Why Oral Health?

Your mouth is the gateway to your body. Oral disease is linked to some of the most widespread and worrisome diseases in public health, including Type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, preterm births. ADA Forsyth is the only independent research institute in the U.S. focusing on the connections between oral health and overall wellness.

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Spotlight on ADA Forsyth Research and Innovation

April 9, 2024

AFI scientists discover third player in the phage-bacterial arms race, a nanosized epibiotic parasite, TM7x, which helps its host bacterium achieve resistance to lytic phages.

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February 13, 2024

Beautiful imaging shows how intracellular lipid droplets help bacteria “survive the winter.”

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January 16, 2024

How genetic differences in oral stem cells populations could potentially lead to more targeted regenerative therapies.

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December 1, 2023

In new study, ADA Forsyth scientists explore tissue regeneration as an alternative to root canal therapy

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July 11, 2023

Gum disease linked to buildup of Alzheimer’s plaque formation

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Changes to the gut microbiome in space may hold the key to protecting astronauts bone loss in space

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Innovation for Equity

Seeing your child smile without pain or shame, a chance to pursue a STEM career, keeping a healthy smile as an older adult – we turn these dreams to reality by combining cutting edge science and clinical care with community outreach.

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