Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS

Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS

Physician Team

Hospital-Based Research Faculty
Principal Investigator

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OCC Dentistry
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FX: (614) 722-5671
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Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
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Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, is a member of the Section of Dentistry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He received his dental degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Iowa. His interests are health policy and children with special health care needs.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Research Center:

Research Funding*:

  • Northeast Center for Research to Reduce Oral Health Disparities, Boston University/National Institutes of Health

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Iowa

Medical School

  • Georgetown University

Medical School

  • University of Iowa


  • University of Iowa
    Date Completed: 06/30/1976


  • Dentistry


  • Pediatric Dentistry


  • Pediatric Dentistry

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 10/11/1988

Professional Experience


  • Professor and Director of Graduate Training, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


  • Assoc. Professor/Chairman, Department of Growth and Development, School of Dentistry, University of Colorado, Denver, CO


  • Attending Staff, Rocky Mountain Osteopathic Hospital, Denver, CO


  • Staff Dentist, Wheat Ridge State Home and Training School, Wheat Ridge, CO


  • Associate Director for Training and Service, John F. Kennedy Child Development Center, University of Colorado, Health Services Center, Denver, CO


  • Dental Staff, St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO


  • Attending Staff, University Hospital, University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO


  • Chief of Dentistry, John F. Kennedy Child Development Center, Denver, CO


  • Participating Faculty Member, Regional Dental Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


  • Director, Division of Oral Diagnosis Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Oral Radiology and Oral Diagnosis and Pedodontics, University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, Iowa City, IA


  • Dentist Without Compensation, U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital, Iowa City, IA


  • Paul Casamassimo. 2013. Dynamics of Change. In Pediatric Dentistry, Infancy Through Adolescence, 5th Edition.: St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2013. Foreword: In: Clark, M.S. and Brunick A.L. Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation. In Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation.: St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2013. Chapter 1: The Practical Importance of Pediatric Dentistry. In Pediatric Dentistry, Infancy Through Adolescence, 5th Edition.: St. Louis:Elsevier Saunders.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2012. Infant Oral Health. In In: Moursi, A (ed). Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry.: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2011. Oral Health. In Oral Health.: American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2010. Chapter VI. Anticipatory Guidance and Developmental Milestones. In In: Berg, J., Slayton, R. (eds) Early Childhood Oral Health.: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2010. Chapter VII. The Dental Home. In In: Berg, J. and Slayton, R. (eds) Early Childhood Oral Health.: Blackwell Publishing: Ames, IA.
  • Casamassimo P, Thikkurissy S. 2008. Participation in a fluoride dentifrice brushing trial imparts sustained caries protection.  J Evid Based Dent Pract. Vol. 8, no. 4. (December): 234-235.
  • Easton JA, Landgraf JM, Casamassimo PS, Wilson S, Ganzberg S. 2008. Evaluation of a generic quality of life instrument for early childhood caries-related pain.  Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. Vol. 36, no. 5. (October): 434-440.
  • Thikkurissy S, Casamassimo PS. 2008. Should fear of malpractice dissuade dentists from caring for children?.  J Dent Child (Chic). Vol. 75, no. 3. (September): 271-275.
  • Thikkurissy S, Rowland ML, Bean CY, Kumar A, Levings K, Casamassimo PS. 2008. Rethinking the role of community-based clinical education in pediatric dentistry.  J Dent Educ. Vol. 72, no. 6. (June): 662-668.
  • Amini H, Casamassimo PS, Lin HL, Hayes JR. 2008. Advocacy training in US advanced pediatric dentistry training programs.  Pediatr Dent. Vol. 30, no. 2. (March): 141-146.
  • Champagne C, Waggoner WF, Casamassimo PS, Ditmyer M. 2008. Acknowledgement of contributor to manuscript.  Pediatr Dent. Vol. 30, no. 1. (January): e8.
  • Thikkurissy S, Smiley M, Casamassimo PS. 2008. Concordance and contrast between community-based physicians' and dentist anesthesiologists' history and physicals in outpatient pediatric dental surgery.  Anesth Prog. Vol. 55, no. 2. (January): 35-39.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2005. Chapter 13: Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of the Infant and Toddler.: W.B. Saunders Company.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2003. Dental Care for the Hospitalized Patient.: Elsevier Science: London,.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2002. Children with special health care needs Children's Dental Health Project.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2001. Health in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and other CSHCN.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2000. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.: McMillan: New York.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 2000. Oral Health.: NCEMCH.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1998. Oral Health in Maternal and Child Health.: Jones and Bartlett.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1997. Oral Medicine and Hospital Practice.: FSCOID.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1995. Pediatric Dentistry.: Brookline Books.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1994. Temporomandibular Joint Disorders in Children and Adolescents.: W.B. Saunders Company.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1994. Bright Futures. Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents.: National Center for Education on Maternal and Child Health.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1991. Chapter 8 Adolescent Dental and Oral Health Problems.: U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1991. Behavioral and Movement Assessment for the Dentist Treating the Handicapped Patient in the Dental Office.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1989. Structure for a Training Program in Conscious Sedation of Handicapped Patients for Dentists in Advanced Training.: Invitational Workshop on Sedation and Anesthesia, Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1989. Prevention for the Physically and Mentally Handicapped and Medically Compromised Patient.: J.B. Lippincott.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1989. Chapter 2: Dental Management of the Mentally Retarded Adult.: Littleton, MA: PSG Publishers.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1988. Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.: W.B. Saunders Company.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1988. Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for General and Orthodontic Problems.: W.B. Saunders.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1988. Periodontal Considerations.: W. B. Saunders Company.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1988. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.: W.B. Saunders Company.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1988. Periodontal Disease and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.: W.B. Saunders Company.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1987. Dental Health.: . Lange Medical Publications.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1984. Child Sexual Abuse.: Quintessence Publishing Co.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1983. Assessment of Dental Problems.: University Park Press.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1981. Radiographic Considerations for Special Patients - Modifications, Adjuncts, and Alternatives.: Proceedings of Conference.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1981. Oral Manifestations of Hematologic Diseases.: St. Louis: C.V. Mosby.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1981. Systemic Disease and Developmental Disturbances.: C.V. Mosby Company.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1980. Dental Aspects of Diagnosis and Treatment of Dental Disease.: Baltimore, William and Wilkins Company.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1979. Psychosocial Aspects of Dental Care for the Patient with Hemophilia.: Proceedings of a Workshop Conference. Los Angeles: Orthopaedic Hospital.
  • Paul Casamassimo. 1978. Oral Diagnosis for the Patient with a Developmental Disability.: The Regional Dental Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

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