Dr. McCausland, a native of Rochester, NY, is an Associate Clinical Professor at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). She earned her dental degree at of University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1994 and her certificate of advance graduate studies in periodontology and
Master of Dental Science there as well in 1997.
Dr. McCausland maintained a full-time private periodontal office for many years until joining the periodontal department at GSDM. Beginning part time, she slowly increased her teaching time in the department until she became the Clinical Director of the postdoctoral periodontal program in 2013. Her responsibilities
include oversight of a busy clinic with 27 residents, four implant fellows and 10 faculty members.
She is passionate about teaching is actively involved in didactic and clinical teaching. Her teaching roles include Course Director for Periodontal Case Conference and Guest Lecturer in Classic Literature and Periodontal Therapy. Clinically she supervises periodontal surgeries and implant placements for the periodontal
residents as well as the implant fellows. Recently she initiated a periodontal interest group for predoctoral students.
Dr. McCausland was chosen by the dental school to attend the Boston University Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy Emerging Health Care Leaders Program in 2017. She is involved in many school-based committees, activities and search committees.
She is an active member of many local, state, national and international dental organizations, including the ADA, ADEA and American Academy of Periodontology and was recently inducted as a member to the Fellowship of the International College of Dentists.
Dr. McCausland has spent time with various volunteer activities including service at local conferences. She been a member of the Board of Health of the town of Lynnfield, MA, for more than 10 years. In this role, her job is to oversee all health-related issues for the town.