At Periodontal Associates, we are proud to have a team of providers who are passionate about patient safety and wellbeing, as well as for extending friendly, compassionate service to everyone who enters our practice.
As you prepare for your appointment with us here in Charleston, SC, we invite you to get to know our providers. Start with a quick bio of Dr. Christopher J. Caputo, D.M.D, M.H.S.
Dr. Caputo’s Story
Growing up, Dr. Caputo always assumed he would go to medical school; he was drawn to the idea of health care and wanted to spend his life solving complex problems in order to make patients’ lives better.
It was his brother and sister who convinced him to try dental school instead. Both of them had pursued their own dreams of medical education and felt like dental school would offer a better work/life balance.
When Dr. Caputo first began studying dentistry and actually started seeing patients, he fell in love with it. To this day, he says the best part of the job is hearing patient stories. He has had the pleasure of meeting interesting people from all over the world. While dentistry can be rewarding, the relationships are what keep Dr. Caputo engaged.
Education & Experience
Dr. Caputo earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Furman University and his Dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He went on to complete a double residency training program in Advanced Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, which included implantology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He also obtained a Master of Health Sciences degree while completing his Periodontics residency. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Caputo has over 20 years experience in private practice in periodontal soft tissue surgery, bone grafting and implant surgery. He enjoys working closely with restorative dentists to provide optimal patient results. Dr. Caputo is actively involved in the Charleston area by organizing and lecturing for two ongoing continuing education study clubs for the local dental community. Additionally, he volunteers at the East Cooper Community outreach program, providing dental care for lower-income families.
Dr. Caputo’s professional memberships include: the South Carolina Dental Association Coastal District, American Academy of Periodontology, Southern Academy of Periodontology, and the American Dental Association. He is a past president of the South Carolina Society of Periodontology.
Other memberships include: Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society and the South Carolina Academy of Dental Practice Administration. Additionally, Dr. Caputo currently serves as the secretary for the Southern Academy of Periodontology and will be president in 2023.
Outside the Office
Dr. Caputo is married and has two daughters. They are parishioners at Saint Clare of Assisi on Daniel Island. When he is not treating patients, he enjoys fishing, snorkeling, snow skiing and spending time with family. Additionally, he is a saltwater aquarium enthusiast.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Caputo
To make an appointment with Dr. Caputo, we welcome you to reach out to Periodontal Associates today. Let us know how we can assist you in achieving optimal oral health.