Dr. Forwood received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and was employed for four years as a mechanical engineer before entering dental school, ultimately receiving his dental degree and completing a residency in orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He practiced orthodontics in Massachusetts before returning to the University of Pennsylvania to serve as the clinical director of orthodontics from 1980 to 1984. He served on the faculty as an assistant clinical professor of orthodontics since 1980 until his recent retirement. Dr. Forwood is married to his wife Carolyn of fifty years. He has three children and eight grandchildren who keep him very busy. Dr. Forwood is currently serving as a consultant to the practice.