Dr. Forwood received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). He was employed for four years as a mechanical engineer before entering dental school. Dr. Forwood received his dental degree and completed a residency in orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He practiced orthodontics in Massachusetts before returning to the University of Pennsylvania to serve as a Clinical Director of Orthodontics from 1980 to 1984. He has served on the faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthodontics since 1980. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. In addition, Dr. Forwood sponsors three local baseball teams, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, the Sunshine Foundation Sunshine Run, and numerous school theatrical productions. Dr. Forwood is married and has three children and 6 grandchildren.