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

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Office: (585) 275-5046

Fax: (585) 473-5254

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Professional Background

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.



DDS | UCSF Medical School
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Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1973
Internship at Reynolds Army Community Hospital

07/01/1970 - 02/28/1973
Residency in Dentistry, Periodontics at Eastman Dental Center


Outstanding Periodontal Educator Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Periodontology

Norton Ross Award
Sponsor: American Dental Association

The William Jarvie and Harvey Burkhart Award
Sponsor: New York State Dental Association

Earl Robinson Award for the best scientific paper on periodontal regeneration
Sponsor: American Academy of Periodontology

Gold Medal
Sponsor: American Academy of Periodontology

Award of Merit for "meritorious service and dedication to the members of the dental professions and community",
Sponsor: Seventh District Dental Society
Location: New York State

William J. Gies Periodontology Award for Contributions to the Scientific Literature in Periodontology

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Periodontology
Sponsor: California Society of Periodontology

Pierre Fauchard Society

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Journal Articles

Kwok, V.; Caton, J.G.; Polson, A.M.; Hunter, P.G. "Application of evidence based dentistry: from research to clinical practice." Periodontol 2000. 2012; 59: 61-74.

Romanos, G.E.; Papadimitriou, D.E.; Schmidt, E.C.; Caton, J.G. "Morphology of bone particles after harvesting with four different devices." Journal of Dentistry. 2012; .

Weitz, D.S.; Geminiani, A.; Papadimitriou, D.E.V.; Ercoli, C.; Caton, J.G. "The Incidence of Membrane Perforation During Sinus Floor Elevation Using Sonic Instruments: A Series of 40 Cases." Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. 2012; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Contemporary pharmacological therapies for the management of periodontitis.
Book Title: The Impact of Periodontal Health on Systemic Health - An Approach to New Health
Author List: Weiss, O.I., Caton, J.G., Kasegawa, K.
Published By: The Lion Foundation for Dental Health 2004 in Japan

Chapter Title: Results of conventional therapeutic techniques for regeneration.
Book Title: Periodontal Regeneration: Current Status and Directions
Author List: Caton, J., Greenstein, G.
Edited By: Polson, A.
Published By: Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc. 1994 in Chicago, IL.

Chapter Title: Resorbable barriers and periodontal regeneration.
Book Title: Periodontal Regeneration: Current Status and Future Directions.
Author List: Greenstein, G.; Caton, J.
Edited By: Polson, A.
Published By: Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc. 1994 in Chicago, IL