For Dr. John Cai, each day in the office is another opportunity to make a positive difference in our patients’ lives. He enjoys developing genuine relationships of trust with our patients and enjoys observing the transformation of personalities and improvement in self-esteem as patients of all ages blossom into confident people as their smile transforms throughout treatment. He feels very fortunate that he can use his skills as an orthodontist to help people looking to attain a brilliant smile, and loves to see the direct and positive impact of his work and effort on our patients’ lives. Dr. Cai feels satisfied upon seeing the great smiles that we create become a part of their vibrant daily lives.
Education and Experience
A native of Beijing, China, Dr. Cai received his dental education from the College of Dentistry at Peking University in Beijing. After moving to the United States to study dentistry at the Ohio State University, he received his Ph.D degree in Oral Biology and was elected as a member of the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society there. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Cai began working as a post-doctor researcher at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. His studies were focused on the cast titanium-ceramic systems for dental restoration; he later became an assistant professor, and obtained research funding from NIH. After being a faculty member for 5 years in Biomaterials, Dr. Cai became a post-graduate resident in the Orthodontic Department at Baylor College of Dentistry. He completed his advanced training and received his Certificates in Orthodontics in 2006.
Dr. Cai, who has held the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2007, is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists. As part of his philosophy to continually deliver excellence in both orthodontic treatment and patient care, Dr. Cai attends local continuing education courses and attends national orthodontic meetings to further his education and obtain additional expertise in the latest techniques of orthodontics. When he is not perfecting our patients’ smiles, Dr. Cai also teaches orthodontic residents as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry.
Outside the Office
When he is out of the office, Dr. Cai enjoys spending time with his wife and his two children. He also enjoys getting lost in a great book, photography, and giving back to our community by participating in the annual Dallas-Fort Worth area Asian Health Fair, which he has done every year since 2006.