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Eugene D. Savitt, D.M.D.


University of Pennsylvania Harvard University Forsyth
Dr. Savitt graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1979. After graduating, he completed a Masters Degree in Medical Science from Harvard University, and worked in the research lab of Dr. Sig Socransky at Forsyth Dental Center.

While working for Dr. Socransky, Dr. Savitt isolated and identified the anaerobe microbes that cause periodontal disease. He received a Certificate in Periodontics and Microbiology from Forsyth in 1982, as well as his Masters Degree from Harvard University.

Dr. Savitt worked for BioTechnica Diagnostics from 1986 to 1990. There he helped develop and market a DNA probe for the clinical detection of the microbes that cause periodontal disease. Dr. Savitt has consulted for numerous companies pursuing the development of dental diagnostics and products.

Dr. Savitt served for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a special consultant from 1990 to 2000. During this 11 year appointment he helped design and write regulations for dental products patients use every day, including mouth rinses, toothpastes, bleaching products, and other over-the-counter dental products.

Dr. Savitt is widely published in the following professional journals: Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Pedontics, Archives of Oral Biology, International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Journal of Oral Microbiology and Immunology, Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, and Diagnostics and Clinical Testing.

He has lectured nationally and internationally. He has held teaching appointments at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Forsyth Dental Center.

In 1991 Dr. Savitt started his dental practice in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Joan, have lived in Wellesley since 1985. Their daughters attended Wellesley Public schools and have graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and Washington University in St. Louis, MI.

Joan Savitt has been doing the marketing, payroll and general office support for Dr. Savitt since the office opened in 1991. She worked with Dr. Savitt to communicate his philosophy of dental care to prospective patients by writing his ads and his introductory letters. She also works in the office assisting Dr. Savitt when Kate Marshall is on vacation.

Ms. Savitt received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA from Boston College. Prior to working with Dr. Savitt, she ran a successful marketing consulting firm for small high-tech start-up companies.

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