J. Max Goodson, DDS, PhD

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Title: Senior Member of the Staff Emeritus
Company: The Forsyth Institute
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

J. Max Goodson, DDS, PhD, Senior Member of the Staff Emeritus at the Forsyth Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in intraoral drug delivery.

Lauded as a pioneer of local antibiotic therapy in periodontal disease, Dr. Goodson was the notable recipient of the 1995 International Association of Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award in pharmacology, therapeutics, and toxicology for his contributions in local drug delivery. He received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Texas Tech University in 1962, as well as a DDS from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in 1962. Dr. Goodson next attended the University of Rochester, from which he obtained a Master of Science in dental research in 1969 and a PhD in pharmacology in 1970.

Currently serving as the director of clinical research and a senior emeritus staff member of the Forsyth Institute, Dr. Goodson has also found success as an associate clinical professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 1976. Additionally, he is the founder of On-Site Therapeutics Inc., and Actisite Pharmaceuticals, as well as the inventor of Actisite. From 1969 to 1976, Dr. Goodson was a professor at the University of California San Francisco.

Holding six patents and 200 publications to his credit, Dr. Goodson regards the discovery of the connection between obesity and type-two diabetes in the Middle Eastern country of Kuwait as the highlight of his career. Additionally, he proceeded to find a possible correlation between uranium contamination in the ground and the minor inflammation that causes obesity in the people of Kuwait through saliva samples. Dr. Goodson is a member of the International Association for Dental Research, as well as the author to the 1996 abstract, “Life on a String: Development of the Tetracycline Fiber Delivery System,” in Technology and Health Care. Growing up on a ranch in Texas, he attributes his success to the lessons he learned there, including hard work, focusing on personal development and doing whatever must be done in order to live one’s best life.

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