Dr. Catherine Cagino graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (UB) in 2013. She continued her education at UB in the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics residency program earning her certificate in Prosthodontics in 2016. During her residency, Dr. Cagino also completed a masters’ degree in Oral Sciences. Her masters’ research thesis evaluated a new processing method for denture base acrylic resin.
After graduation from residency, Dr. Cagino pursued sub-specialty training, completing a one-year fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Maxillofacial Prosthetics focuses on treatment of patients with defects of the head and neck region due to cancer, surgery, trauma and birth defects. Dr. Cagino’s clinical interests include the dental management of pre and post radiation and chemotherapy patients as well as treatment of maxillectomy and mandibulectomy patients.
Throughout her training, Dr. Cagino was a clinical instructor for pre-doctoral students learning removable prosthodontics at both UB and UCLA. She participated in a number of research poster sessions and competitions throughout her training at both institutions. Her research experience has taught her the importance of making clinical decisions based on scientific evidence.
Upon completion of her fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics, Dr. Cagino relocated to Dallas, Texas where she worked in private practice for two years. Dr. Cagino and her husband relocated to western Massachusetts in 2019 and she joined the team at EMA Dental. Dr. Cagino is a board-eligible prosthodontist who is currently working on clinical patient cases to challenge the American Board of Prosthodontics oral board examination. The scope of her practice includes maxillofacial prosthetics and prosthodontics. She is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Cagino enjoys reading a variety of genres and spending time with family and friends. She is a member of the Junior League of Greater Springfield. Dr. Cagino and her husband have a goal to visit every national park, and are enjoying hiking and camping their way through the list.