Christopher Cutler

Department Chair

Christopher Cutler

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Periodontics

The Graduate School

Department of The Graduate School

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences


Dr. Christopher W. Cutler is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontics and Associate Dean for Research at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University) Dr. Cutler is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and maintains a Practice Limited to Periodontics at the dental practice group at GRU. Dr. Cutler received his DDS from Emory University in 1986, and completed his Periodontics Certificate and his PhD in Experimental Pathology from Emory University in 1990. Dr Cutler directs an NIH-funded human immunology laboratory at GRU and lectures nationally and internationally on the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases and on how periodontal infection contributes to risk of coronary heart disease and other systemic diseases

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  • Ph.D., Experimental Pathology Emory University, 1990

  • DDS, Dentistry Emory University, 1986

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, General Florida Atlantic University, 1982


  • Periodontics speciality training Emory University, 1990

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 1987

  • DENTAL license Georgia Board of Dentistry, 1987

  • Diplomate status American Brd of Periodontology, 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Keynote speaker Asociacion Columbiana de Periodoncia y Oseointegracion, Cali,Columbia,, 2016

  • ADEA/ Gies Foundation Drs. Connie L. and Richard R. Drisko Scholar Award 2015

  • Keynote speaker 1st International Dental Congress, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, October 9, 2014, 2014

  • 10th annual Bernard S. Moskow International Lectureship in Periodontology Columbia University, 2008

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society 2006

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PERI 5211

    Fundamentals of Periodontology
  • PERI 5894

    Periodontics Clinic IV
  • PERI 5793

    Periodontics Clinic III

Teaching Interests

Evidence based dentistry, immunology, microbiology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Long-term sustainable dendritic cell-specific depletion murine model for periodontitis research., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Erbium, Chromium:Yttrium-Scandium-Gallium-Garnet Laser Effectively Ablates Single-Species Biofilms on Titanium Disks Without Detectable Surface Damage., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Human IDO-competent, long-lived immunoregulatory dendritic cells induced by intracellular pathogen, and their fate in humanized mice., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Should Attendance Be Required in Lecture Classrooms in Dental Education? Two Viewpoints: Viewpoint 1: Attendance in the Lecture Classroom Should Be Required and Viewpoint 2: Attendance Should Not Be Required in the Lecture Classroom., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The regenerative potential of periosteum derived MSCs and their application in oral and craniofacial therapy, 2016

Research Interests

Mucosal immunology, anaerobic microbiology, dendritic cell biology, human microbiome, periodontitis

University Service

  • • Internal Advisory Board, Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine Program 2016 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU-Research Strategic Focus Team 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • GRA Eminent Scholars Search Committee 2016 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • "Frontiers Cellular and Infection Microbiology 2013 - Present

    Role: Editor
  • American Academy of Periodontology/Sunstar-AAP Foundation Research Fellowship Selection Committee, 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair