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Meet Dr. James Catt D.M.D., P.C. - Medford Dentist

Dr. Catt truly loves being a dentist! His work is his passion and he values the responsibility and privilege of helping people improve their health.

The Man Behind the Mask

Born and raised in Havre, Montana, Dr. Catt has been in Oregon since 1991. In 1997, he moved to the Rogue Valley and has never looked back. Medford and Havre have many things in common, the friendly people, the proximity to the great outdoors, and the wonderful community-oriented environment.

Dr. Catt’s personal life can be summed up in three words: Family, Food, and Exercise! Everyday is an adventure with his four children, Violet the Chihuahua, and Daisy the cat. . Dr. Catt loves attending his kids' games, plays, concerts, and gymnastic meets. He also enjoys family campouts, campfires, smores, and hiking.

Some of Dr. Catt’s hobbies include gardening and cooking. When he’s not pulling weeds in his vegetable garden, you might find him in the kitchen baking anything from bread, cookies and cheesecake, to preparing a full-course meal with vegetables from his garden. Being active is the core of Dr. Catt’s life. Whether it is shooting baskets with his kids, watching TV while exercising on a treadmill, or going on a bike ride, as long as he is moving he is happy. Traveling is also a passion, as he loves learning about the world, other cultures, and diverse peoples.

Dr. Catt also enjoys relaxing. Some of his favorite memories are sitting by the fire with his wife Sarah, reading a good book or watching a classical movie.

Professional Achievements

Dr. Catt is passionate for not only the practice of dentistry but for the profession itself. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in General Science/Microbiology from Oregon State University in 1994, he earned his Doctor of Dentistry from Oregon Health Science University in 1997. He then opened his practice in Medford, Oregon. In 1998, he became a Board member of the Oregon Dental Association. Over the years, he has used the ODA as a conduit to “give back” to the profession through holding many leadership positions both at the state and national levels. He finished his term as President of the ODA in September 2009.

Continual Professional Education is a critical part of Dr. Catt’s life. He strives to go above and beyond by attending more than the required number of dental conferences in order to stay up-to-date on the latest studies and procedures. In 2007, Dr. Catt was awarded Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the oldest national honorary organization for dentists, because of his significant contributions to the advancement of dentistry. He was also awarded Fellowship in the International College of Dentists in 2008, for his exceptional professional achievements, exemplary service, and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind (www.icd.org).

Dr. Catt has extensive education in science and dentistry, and continues to further his knowledge by regularly attending credentialed dental courses. He also stays heavily involved in many organizations and areas of practice for the underserved dental populations.

Education

Doctor of Dentistry, 1997
Oregon Health Science University – OHSU (Portland, OR)
Graduated with Honors

Bachelor of Science in General Science/Microbiology, 1994
Oregon State University - OSU (Corvallis, OR)
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Orthgnathic Bioesthetic Dentistry, 2003-2007
Advanced Course on the Biological Oral Function

Staying Educated

Dr. Catt has extensive education in science and dentistry, and continues to further his knowledge by regularly attending credentialed dental courses. He also stays heavily involved in many organizations and areas of practice for the underserved dental populations.

Activities & Involvements

Oregon Dental Association (State Positions)
Member, 1997-Present
President, 2008-2009
President Elect, 2007-2008
Vice President, 2006-2007
Speaker of the House, 2005 & 2006
Professional & Public Education Committee, 2006-2007
Southern Oregon Trustees, 1999-2005
Nominating Commitee Member, 2003-2004
Chair Nominating Commitee, 2002-2003
Executive Commitee Member, 2002-2003
Spokesperson Training Participant, 2003
Task Force on Strategic Governance Member - 2000-2002

American Dental Association (National Positions)
House: Delegate, 2007, 2007, 2009
House: Alternate Delegate, 2003-2005
Southern Oregon Dental Society
Vice President 2014 - 2015
Member, 1997 - Present
Executive Board Member, 1999 - 2006

Honors

International College of Dentists – Inducted 2008
American College of Dentists – Inducted 2007
Omega Upsilon Kappa (Dental Honors Society) – Inducted 1997
Magna Cum Lade (OSU) - Inducted 1994

Giving Back

Project Lead, Southern Oregon Mission of Mercy 2012
Provided $742,378 in donated dental care in two days for the Southern Oregon Community. Treated 1,204 patients

Jackson County Children's Dental Clinic - Volunteer 1998-Present
Located at RVMC, 2825 E. Barnett Road Medford, Oregon 97501 | (541) 608-4249
*Free dental care for children | United Way of Jackson County

Children's Dental Health Week
Educate School Age Children, Grades 4-5 on Oral Health 1998 & 1999