Dr. Caputo grew up in Irvine, CA where he graduated from Irvine High School. He moved south to San Diego after high school and went on to earn his undergraduate degree from UCSD in Animal Physiology/Neuroscience. The next three years after graduating were spent performing research as a laboratory assistant at UCSD, where he studied methods to prevent atherosclerosis.
While Dr. Caputo enjoyed the time spent performing clinical research, he felt a change in his career path was needed so that he could make more of an impact by helping people directly. He decided to pursue a career in surgery and moved to Los Angeles and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of Southern California in 2005. While at USC, Dr. Caputo was one of a select few students chosen to be part of Dr. Stanley Malamed’s Anesthesia/Sedation team which had a pivotal impact on his decision to pursue further training as an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Caputo moved to Oakland, CA where he completed his training through the University of the Pacific School of surgery. During his time in residency, he served as Chief Resident at Highland Hospital/Alameda County Medical Center, the level 1 trauma center in Oakland, CA. He also held the position of Chief Resident at Kaiser Permanente Oakland where the majority of orthognathic surgery is performed in Northern California; and Children’s Hospital Oakland where he trained in pediatric general anesthesia, trauma, and craniofacial surgery.
Memberships and Certifications
While in residency Dr. Caputo was awarded the Outstanding Oral Surgery Resident award from the University of the Pacific School of surgery and the Donald Devlin Resident of the Year award from the Sadi Fontaine Academy. Since finishing residency, Dr. Caputo has finished the two-part examination process and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Caputo is a certified Basic Life Support instructor for the American Heart Association and teaches CPR for many of the surgeons and their staff in Orange County.
He maintains active hospital privileges and takes Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery call at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, the major trauma center for South Orange County, Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission Hospital, as well as Saddleback Memorial Hospital Laguna Hills.
Dr. Caputo’s clinical interests revolve around dental implant placement, bone grafting of the jaws, wisdom tooth removal, extractions, and delivering safe office based anesthesia. He also excels at orthognathic corrective jaw surgery and treating facial trauma.
Dr. Caputo lives in San Juan Capistrano with his wife, three daughters, and son. In his free time, Dr. Caputo enjoys CrossFit, snow skiing, running, and cooking for friends and family.