Kerry Maguire, DDS, MSPH is Associate Clinical Investigator and Vice President for Clinical Operations at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA. She serves as the Director of ForsythKids, a community-based prevention program serving over 2500 children in sixty sites throughout Massachusetts. Dr. Maguire holds adjunct faculty positions at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She is also co-founder and chair of the non-profit Options for Children in Zambia.
Dr. Maguire completed her dental degree at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1988 and earned a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry the following year. In 1993, she received a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has experience in dental education and industry, having previously held positions at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry (1989-1996), Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals (1996-1999), Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1999-2003) and Tom’s of Maine (2003-2009).
Dr. Maguire is the general dentist representative on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Board of Trustees (2014-2020). She serves as chair of the Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition and is a gubernatorial appointee to the board of The Children’s Trust, the Commonwealth’s private-public partnership to stop child abuse. She is active in the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and other national and international organizations dedicated to oral health and health access. Her professional career has focused on oral health access for vulnerable children and other populations, applied interventions, community advocacy, workforce innovations and sustainable systems promoting oral and overall health.