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Ray Cohlmia and Elyse Cherry

Announcing the ADA Forsyth Institute: A World-Class Organization for Oral Health Research and Innovation

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About Us

Since our founding, over a century ago, the Forsyth Institute has been an innovative leader in oral health research and clinical care. Today, 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. 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 Forsyth Research and Innovation

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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