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.
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.
Spotlight on ADA Forsyth Research and Innovation
Beautiful imaging shows how intracellular lipid droplets help bacteria “survive the winter.”Learn More
How genetic differences in oral stem cells populations could potentially lead to more targeted regenerative therapies.Learn More
In new study, ADA Forsyth scientists explore tissue regeneration as an alternative to root canal therapyRead More
Changes to the gut microbiome in space may hold the key to protecting astronauts bone loss in spaceRead More
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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ADA Forsyth Institute Announces New Board of Directors to Drive Oral Health Innovation
February 14, 2024
Media Contacts:ADA Forsyth: Jill Sirko, email@example.comADA Media Relations: firstname.lastname@example.org CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 14, 2024 – The ADA Forsyth Institute (AFI), a world-class organization for oral health research and innovation, today announced its new Board of Directors. The new board brings together leaders from industry, technology, and investment to help guide the strategic growth of this…
Intracellular lipid droplets help bacteria “survive the winter”
February 13, 2024
An interview Dr. Pu-Ting Dong on her award-winning publication By Jessica Weinstein ADA Forsyth scientists have spent decades investigating every order, genus, and species of bacteria living in the human oral cavity. Their work accounts for many firsts in this area of research, and they won’t be slowing down any time soon. While some of…
Belonging in STEM: An Interview with Samaga Pokharel
January 18, 2024
By David Weafer On a train ride from Everett, MA to Cambridge, MA in 2021, Samaga Pokharel headed to her first summer STEM internship at Forsyth, wondering if she really belonged in a STEM program. She was among a small number of students who were attending in-person STEM programs that summer of 2021, with many…