ADA Forsyth Institute to relocate in January 2025

All research facilities will move to Somerville, Massachusetts


The ADA Forsyth Institute will relocate to Somerville, Massachusetts, in January 2025, bringing its research facilities together in one location.

The institute was formed in October 2023 when the ADA Science & Research Institute joined with the Forsyth Institute to become one research organization. ADASRI has research facilities in Chicago and Maryland, while the Forsyth Institute, which formed in 1910, has operated out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the past 15 years.

“The formation of AFI and the relocation of its facilities to Somerville mark a transformative new chapter for oral health research and technology,” said Raymond A. Cohlmia, D.D.S., ADA executive director and chair of the ADA Forsyth board of directors. “We are excited about the great discoveries yet to come out of ADA Forsyth — discoveries that will empower the dental community, improve public health and define this new era in dentistry.”  

ADA Forsyth has signed a 15-year lease for a 76,000-square-foot space in a LEED Platinum-certified laboratory and office building. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the rating system used by the U.S. Green Building Council to measure a building’s sustainability and efficiency. Platinum is the highest rating.

ADA Forsyth intends to double its research capacity in the next five years. The infrastructure in its new location will help facilitate this growth.

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