Research Capabilities

Recognized by the National Institutes of Health, Forsyth is a world leader in oral and craniofacial research and related biomedical science.

An environment conducive to the development of novel ideas through the integration of clinical studies and laboratory analysis is a central strategy of clinical research at Forsyth.

The success of this approach is illustrated by the wide array of discoveries made at Forsyth over the past two decades. These include the development of localized drug delivery products for periodontal and endodontic therapy, investigation of systemic antibiotics in periodontal treatment, improved diagnostic techniques, introduction of visible light as a therapeutic modality, improvement of local anesthetics and the evaluation of agents that stimulate bone growth.

From Research Into Practice

Forsyth's emphasis is on facilitating the movement of ideas from the bench into dental and medical practice. Many of our research efforts are also focused on facilitating health care delivery to underserved populations both in the U.S. and abroad.

Our research clinic offers a modern environment that includes:

  • A private, six chair clinical facility that can accommodate all types of study procedures
  • A large patient database with varied subject populations and
  • A professional staff, including an administrative team, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dentists, immunologists, laboratory technicians, microbiologists, orthodontists, periodontists, statisticians, and subject recruitment specialists.

Our research expertise includes: clinical, microbiology, genomics, tooth decay, regeneration of soft and hard tissues, inflammation, and immunology. We utilize high throughput technologies to investigate molecular, microbiologic, cellular, and genetic pathways using blood, saliva, gingival crevicular fluid, dental plaque, oral mucosa, and oral tissues.  


Applied Science

"The success of our work should be measured by our achievement to move our research closer to clinical testing. This is what I call Excellence!"