Forsyth Dentech highlights innovation, investment

Innovator: Jinesh Patel of Uptime Health delivers one of the winning startup presentations at Forsyth Dentech 2022. Photo courtesy of Forsyth Institute.

Nearly 30 startup companies presented at this year's Forsyth Dentech conference in Boston, demonstrating a focus on technologies ranging from novel materials and adhesives to new diagnostic tools and practice management software.

The conference's second year brought together more than 400 attendees — in person and virtually — from the corporate, academic and financial realms to explore the future of dental technology and investment. The winners of the startup competition program were Keystone Bio, developer of a novel therapeutic that shuts down a driver of chronic inflammation, and Uptime Health, which simplifies dental equipment maintenance and purchasing using predictive analytics.


Photo of Bruce Dye, D.D.S., at Forsyth Dentech 2022
Digital dentistry: Bruce Dye, D.D.S., gives the opening keynote at Forsyth Dentech 2022. Photo courtesy of Forsyth Institute.


Bruce Dye, D.D.S., who co-edited the National Institutes of Health report on oral health in America, opened the conference with a keynote address.

"Digital technologies have made tremendous advances and will continue to dominate oral health care," Dr. Dye said.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was a surprise guest to welcome attendees and the conference to Massachusetts. Another unannounced speaker was entertainer Lenny Kravitz, who joined the conference via Zoom during a panel discussion on mission-driven innovation that featured Twice, a producer of oral wellness products in which Mr. Kravitz is a partner.

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