Gerald Ferretti, DDS, MS, MPH

Professor and Chair
Pediatric Dentistry
School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Gerald Ferretti is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and has joined Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital as Chief of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ferretti is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and currently serves as a consultant to federal, state and private organizations regarding children's oral health. He has more than 25 years of practice, teaching, and research experience.

Dr. Ferretti's special interests include oral manifestations of pediatric oncology therapy, early childhood caries intervention, pediatric sedation, oral health education for the medical workforce and health services management research.

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Head Start Outreach
  • Pediatric Oral Health
  • Reducing Pediatric Oral Health Disparities
  • Pediatric Sedation
  • Early Childhood Caries
  • Craniofacial Anomalies

Professional Memberships

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

External Appointments

Division Chief, Pediatric Dentistry
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Division Chief, Pediatric Dentistry
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital


Nelson S, Eggertsson H, Powell B, Mandelaris J, Ntragatakis M, Richardson T, Ferretti G. (2011), Dental Examiners Consistency in the ICDAS Criteria for a Caries Prevention Community Trial. Community Dent Health. Sept, 28(3): 238-42.

Nelson S, Mandelaris J, Ferretti G, Heima M, Spiekerman C, Milgrom P. (2011), School screening and parental reminders in increasing dental care for children in need: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. J Public Health Dent. 2012 Winter;72(1):45-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-7325.2011.00282.x. Epub 2011 Oct 10.

Guest Editors; Sami M. A. Chogle, BDS, DMD, MSD, Gerald A. Ferretti, DDS, MS, MPH. Orofacial Trauma and Emergency Care. Dental Clinics of North America. October 2009, Volume 53, Number 4.


Master of Public Health
Health Services Management
University of Kentucky
Medical Management
University of Kentucky
Master of Dental Science
University of Connecticut
Pediatric Dentistry
University of Connecticut
Doctor of Dental Science
Georgetown University
Bachelor of Arts
Assumption College

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Residency in General Practice
Southbury Training School and Hospital for the Handicapped
NRSA Fellowship National Institute of Dental Research
University of Connecticut