Dr. Caton is Professor of Dentistry, Program Director of Periodontics, and Chair of the Department of Periodontics, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester. He is a former Chairman of the American Board of Periodontology, a Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. He received a D.D.S. from the University of California Dental School, San Francisco, an M.S. from the University of Rochester and a Periodontology Specialty Certificate from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health. He has published over one hundred thirty scientific articles and book chapters. He has received the Gold Medal, Master Clinician, Distinguished Educator and Service Awards of the American Academy of Periodontology, the William J. Gies Award for contributions to the periodontal literature, and the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research.