It is a privilege to be in a profession that enables me to have such a profound positive impact on a person’s life: a beautiful smile always gives a great first impression and enhances a person’s confidence and self esteem, besides the multiple health improvement aspects of establishing a proper occlusion. The team at Paul J. Cain, D.D.S. Orthodontics has many guiding ethical principles, the most important being to “always do what is in the best interest of the patient”.
Paul J. Cain graduated from Kenyon College, majoring in biology. He received his dental degree from Case Western Reserve University, followed by a one year general practice residency at St. Luke’s Hospital , a teaching hospital of the Case Western Reserve University System. His orthodontic residency was completed at Columbia University.
Dr. Cain’s interest in dentistry goes back to his childhood . He is proud to be part of the fourth generation of Cain dentists. His great-grandfather, grandfather and father were all dentists, as are his three brothers. Two are orthodontists and one is a maxillofacial prosthodontist. Early in his career Dr. Cain became interested in the treatment of individuals with cleft lip/palate. He has been a member of the cleft palate team at the Hagedorm Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset for over 25 years. Dr. Cain is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of the College of Diplomates of the ABO.
Dr. Cain has lived in Bay Shore for his entire career and has close ties to the community. During this time he has had the pleasure of serving the needs of children and adults living on the South Shore from Amityville to Patchogue. Dr. Cain is very grateful for the support he has received from the community and has tried to give back to the community he calls home. He was a benefactor and Charter Member of the Bay Shore YMCA when it was being converted from the old movie theater. He also contributed to the construction of the Bay Shore Band Shell and the clock tower on the lawn of the Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library. Dr. Cain is proud to be a past president of the Rotary Club of Bay Shore and a partner of Smiles Change Lives, a national non-profit organization that connects underprivileged children with orthodontists willing to donate their time and services. Dr. Cain also participates in the Physically Handicapped Children’s Program in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. He volunteered for a mission to Haiti to help relieve the pain and suffering of the people of this poverty stricken country. During his spare time Dr. Cain enjoys the beautiful beaches of the South Shore, gardening and spending time with his family. Dr. Cain and his wife, Bernadette, are blessed to have a daughter, Jacqueline and a son, John Paul.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BOARD CERTIFIED
Many Dentists offer orthodontic treatment, but they do not have the same extensive education required of an orthodontist.
Orthodontists understand the complexity of growth , development and facial form.
Treatment plans include issues related to the jaw and bite, not just movement of teeth. There’s a reason orthodontists spend additional years in a highly competitive orthodontic program – to learn and perfect their ability in the specialty. Board certified orthodontists have committed themselves to you and your orthodontic treatment to provide the highest level of care. In addition to dental school and an accredited orthodontic program, they have successfully completed a voluntary, rigorous examination process through The American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association and in affiliation with the American Association
If you assumed all orthodontists are board certified, you’re not alone. But the truth is less than 40% of orthodontists actually take this voluntary step to achieve certification.
Dr. Cain has taken that extra step with hundreds of additional hours in preparation to be examined by his professional peers. Dr. Cain completed an extensive written exam, oral examination and presentation of before and after records of treated cases.