Jack G. Caton, D.D.S., M.S.

Jack G. Caton, D.D.S., M.S.

Contact Information

625 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

Jack G. Caton, D.D.S., M.S. began teaching at Eastman Dental Center following graduation in 1973 and became Program Director of the Division of Periodontology in 1990. He is in private practice with fellow alumni Drs. Paul Romano and Timothy Blieden.



Dr. Caton received his DDS from the University of California, San Francisco in 1967 and a US Army certificate in Advanced General Dentistry in 1968. He completed his residency in periodontology from Eastman Dental Center in 1973 and also received his MS in dental science from the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

He has received numerous awards and honors including the William J. Gies Award in Periodontology and the Gold Medal for contributions to the specialty of Periodontics from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). In 2008 he received the prestigious Norton M. Ross Award for excellence in clinical research from the American Dental Association. He was recognized in 2009 as the Outstanding Periodontal Educator by the AAP. Dr. Caton has served his profession as Commissioner for the Commission on Dental Accreditation and Director and Chairman of the American Board of Periodontology. He is past president of the AAP and the AAP Foundation.

He has conducted research in periodontal wound healing, animal models, diagnosis, and human clinical trials. He has published over 110 scientific articles and book chapters.

Patient Care Bio

Jack G. Caton, D.D.S., M.S. began teaching at Eastman Dental Center following graduation in 1973 and became Program Director of the Division of Periodontology in 1990. He is in private practice with fellow alumni Drs. Paul Romano and Timothy Blieden.



Dr. Caton received his DDS from the University of California, San Francisco in 1967 and a US Army certificate in Advanced General Dentistry in 1968. He completed his residency in periodontology from Eastman Dental Center in 1973 and also received his MS in dental science from the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

He has received numerous awards and honors including the William J. Gies Award in Periodontology and the Gold Medal for contributions to the specialty of Periodontics from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). In 2008 he received the prestigious Norton M. Ross Award for excellence in clinical research from the American Dental Association. He was recognized in 2009 as the Outstanding Periodontal Educator by the AAP. Dr. Caton has served his profession as Commissioner for the Commission on Dental Accreditation and Director and Chairman of the American Board of Periodontology. He is past president of the AAP and the AAP Foundation.

He has conducted research in periodontal wound healing, animal models, diagnosis, and human clinical trials. He has published over 110 scientific articles and book chapters.

Awards & Honors (National)

Outstanding Periodontal Educator Award | American Academy of Periodontology 2009
Norton Ross Award | American Dental Association 2008
Earl Robinson Award for the best scientific paper on periodontal regeneration | American Academy of Periodontology 2005
Gold Medal | American Academy of Periodontology 2004
William J. Gies Periodontology Award for Contributions to the Scientific Literature in Periodontology 1993

Awards & Honors (Local)

The William Jarvie and Harvey Burkhart Award | New York State Dental Association 2006
Award of Merit for "meritorious service and dedication to the members of the dental professions and community", | Seventh District Dental Society | New York State 1998
Award for Outstanding Contributions to Periodontology | California Society of Periodontology 1991
Pierre Fauchard Society 1989

Current Appointments

Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Dentistry (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Dentist-Periodontics - American Board of Periodontology

Education

MS | Dentistry, All Other | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1973
Specialty Certicate | Periodontology | Eastman Dental Center1973
DDS | Dentistry | University of California Dental School1967

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Internship at Reynolds Army Hospital07/01/1976 - 06/30/1973
Residency in Periodontology at Eastman Dental School07/01/1970 - 02/28/1973