Medical University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved the appointment
of Monica Cayouette, D.M.D., M.S., FACP, as the Chair of the James B. Edwards College of
Dental Medicine (MUSC CDM) Department of Oral Rehabilitation, effective August 1, 2015.
Dr. Cayouette has led the department as the Interim Chair since July 2014.
Cayouette studied Biology and Chemistry at Drury College in Springfield, MO.
She then attended MUSC CDM, where she earned her D.M.D. She completed a
residency in Prosthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at
San Antonio School of Dentistry and earned a Master’s in Prosthodontics from
the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She is board
certified through the American Board of Prosthodontists. Her primary clinical
field of interest is dental implantology, including dental attrition and the
restoration of dental implants. Her current research focus is implant
over-denture pick-up materials.
is a member of the American Dental Association, American Dental Education
Association, Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Prosthodontics,
South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA), and the Coastal District Dental
Society. She is also a Fellow of the American Board of Prosthodontics, the
Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International
College of Dentists. In 2005, Dr. Cayouette was awarded the New Dentist Award
of South Carolina by the SCDA. She has served on many state and national
committees and currently sits on the Members Benefits Board of the SCDA.
Cayouette returned to MUSC CDM in 1999 and has served as Director of the
Implant Prosthodontic Division in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation since
2001. She is not only active in both predoctoral and graduate dental education,
but also in continuing education. She maintains an active practice limited to
prosthodontics and dental implants.
Published on October 14, 2015.