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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Michael J. Casas, DDS, DPaed, M.Sc, FRCD(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor

Full Member
School of Graduate Studies

Other Positions

Journal of the Canadian Dental Association
Associate Editor

Paediatric Dentistry
Editorial Board

European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry
Editorial Board

Phone: 416-813-6018
Fax: 416-813-6375
Email: michael.casas@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Michael Casas received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Western Ontario in 1985. After a one-year residency at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), he undertook studies at the University of Toronto where he received his Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry (1988) and a Master of Science (1991). He joined the staff of SickKids in 1991 while maintaining a private specialty practice of paediatric dentistry until 2008. Dr. Casas is active in graduate education, research and clinical care at SickKids.

Michael Casas is also one of the Directors of the Ontario Cleft Lip and Palate / Craniofacial Dental Program.

Research Interests

Paediatric Dentistry

Clinical investigations of children with early childhood caries with emphasis on primary tooth endodontic techniques.

Risk Management/Quality Assurance in Dentistry

Investigation and dissemination of clinical and practice guidelines with special emphasis on quality improvement and risk assessment in delivery of dental services. Current investigations include development and validation of systems for prioritization of elective operating room treatment for children with dental caries and alternative management strategies for children with facial cellulitis of dental origin.

Prevention of Orofacial and Dental Trauma

Computer modeling of trauma for improvement of protective devices for sport-specific injuries


Alumni of Distinction Award, The University of Western Ontario, School of Dentistry, 2000


Oliver K, Casas MJ, Judd PL, Russell J. Oral health screening practices and perceptions of North American paediatric cardiologists, Paediatrics and Child Health (doi:10.1093/pxx093)

Nguyen TD, Judd PL, Barrett EJ, Sidhu N, Casas MJ: Comparison of ferric sulfate combined mineral trioxide aggregate pulpotomy and zinc oxide pulpectomy of primary maxillary incisors: An 18-month randomized controlled trial; Pediatric Dent 2017;39:34-8

Casas MJ. Immediate replantation of an avulsed permanent incisor; Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 2014;80:e 56

Casas MJ. Delayed replantation of an avulsed permanent incisor; Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 2014;80:e 53

Chung SS, Casas MJ, Barrett EB, Kenny DJ: The clinical relevance of access targets for elective dental treatment under general anesthesia in paediatrics. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 2010;76:a116

Carcao M, Seary E, Casas MJ, Winter L, Stain A, Judd PL. Dental disease in Type 3 Von Willebrand Disease; a neglected problem. Hemophilia 2010 Jun 20 epub