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John F. Caccamese

John F. Caccamese D.M.D., M.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Secondary Appointments: Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Pediatrics
Location: Dental School, 1217
Phone: (410) 706-7060
Phone: (410) 706-6195
Fax: (410) 706-4199

Personal History:

Dr. Caccamese returned to Maryland from the University of Pittsburgh where he completed a fellowship in cleft, craniofacial and pediatric maxillofacial surgery. In addition to trauma, dentoalveolar surgery, and craniofacial reconstruction, Dr. Caccamese maintains a clinical focus on the care of the pediatric patient. This includes the recontruction of congenital facial anomalies, cleft lip and palate, pediatric trauma, pediatric pathology, and orthognathic surgery.

Apart from his appointment at the dental school, Dr. Caccamese also serves on the Kernan Hospital and GBMC Cleft and Craniofacial teams. Dr. Caccamese is committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as on a local and national level. He lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and children.

Research Interests:

Tissue Engineering

Clinical Speciality:

Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery; Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Ricalde P, Caccamese J, Norby C, Posnick JC, Hartman MJ, von Fraunhofer JA. Strength analysis of 6 resorbable implant systems: does heating affect the stress-strain curve? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Dec;66(12):2493-7.

Betz MW, Caccamese JF, Coletti DP, Sauk JJ, Fisher JP. Tissue response and orbital floor regeneration using cyclic acetal hydrogels. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2008 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Caccamese JF Jr, Coletti DP. Deep neck infections: clinical considerations in aggressive disease. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Aug;20(3):367-80. Review.

Caccamese J, Costello BJ, Ruiz RL, Ritter AM. Positional plagiocephaly: evaluation and management. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Nov;16(4):439-46.

Betz MW, Modi PC, Caccamese JF, Coletti DP, Sauk JJ, Fisher JP.  Cyclic acetal hydrogel system for bone marrow stromal cell encapsulation and osteodifferentiation. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2008 Sep;86(3):662-70.

Coletti DP, Caccamese JF Jr, Norby C, Edwards S, von Fraunhofer JA. Comparative analysis of the threaded and tapered locking reconstruction plates. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Dec;65(12):2587-93.

Moreau JL, Caccamese JF, Coletti DP, Sauk JJ, Fisher JP.  Tissue engineering solutions for cleft palates. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Dec;65(12):2503-11. Review.

Coletti DP, Salama A, Caccamese JF Jr.  Application of intermaxillary fixation screws in maxillofacial trauma. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Sep;65(9):1746-50.

Cooper GM, Curry C, Barbano TE, Burrows AM, Vecchione L, Caccamese JF, Norbutt CS, Costello BJ, Losee JE, Moursi AM, Huard J, Mooney MP. Noggin inhibits postoperative resynostosis in craniosynostotic rabbits. J Bone Miner Res. 2007 Jul;22(7):1046-54.

Caccamese JF Jr, Costello BJ, Mooney MP. Novel deformity of the mandible in oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum: case report and literature review. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006 Aug;64(8):1278-82.

Caccamese JF Jr, Ruiz RL, Costello BJ. Costochondral rib grafting. Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2005 Sep;13(2):139-49.

Kim DD, Caccamese JF Jr, Ord RA. Variations in the course of the hypoglossal nerve: a case report and literature review. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Oct;32(5):568-70.

Caccamese JF Jr, Ord RA. Paediatric mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the palate. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002 Apr;31(2):136-9.