Osteo Science Foundation was established in 2013 by Dr. Peter Geistlich and Geistlich Pharma, a global leader in regenerative medicine for dental and oral-maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Geistlich, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Geistlich Pharma, is recognized world-wide as a pioneer and innovator in biomaterials research and development, and it is because of his vision and dedication that Osteo Science Foundation became a reality.
Dr. Geistlich and his colleague and close friend, Dr. Philip Boyne, then Professor at Loma Linda University, initially conceived the creation of a U.S. Foundation in 2007 to support regenerative medicine in oral, cranial and maxillofacial surgery. Their shared vision was to provide a platform for scientific studies and the exchange of ideas in regenerative medicine. Further, they wanted a channel by which to support the next generation of clinicians and to bring together clinical research with industry in Oral and CranioMaxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Geistlich and Geistlich Pharma formerly launched Osteo Science Foundation in honor of Dr. Boyne’s surgical excellence, outstanding research, and to make his vision of bone and tissue regeneration a reality.
Though Doctors Geistlich and Boyne are no longer with us, Osteo Science Foundation is proud to continue their work. Both doctors are among the true pioneers of research and education in tissue regeneration, and today, the Foundation remains steadfast in its pursuit to build upon their legacies and to shape the future of regenerative medicine.
In 2019, Osteo Science Foundation announced plans to expand the reach of the organization to an international audience. While initially established to serve a North American population, it became apparent that the activities of the foundation could benefit the larger Oral and CranioMaxillofacial Community. To that end, research and education programs will be developed to serve surgeons both inside and outside of our initial geographical scope. This exciting endeavor allows the foundation to more significantly contribute to the area of regenerative medicine in OMFS.
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of our founder: a unique person, pioneering entrepreneur and visionary whose dedication to regenerative medicine led to the creation of Osteo Science Foundation.
Osteo Science Foundation was established to honor
Dr. Boyne’s surgical excellence and outstanding research
to make his vision of bone and tissue regeneration