Dr. Cayouette received her BA from Drury College in Springfield, MO, where she studied Biology and Chemistry. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine where she received her DMD. Afterwards, she completed a residency in Prosthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry and earned a Master’s in Prosthodontics from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She is board certified through the American Board of Prosthodontists. Her primary clinical field of interest is dental implantology, including dental attrition and the restoration of dental implants. Her current research focus is implant over-denture pick-up materials.
She is a member of many professional associations such as the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Prosthodontics, South Carolina Dental Association, and the Coastal District Dental Society. She is also a Fellow of the American Board of Prosthodontics, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. In 2005, Dr. Cayouette was awarded the New Dentist Award of South Carolina by the South Carolina Dental Association. She has served on many state and national committees and currently sits on the Members Benefits Board of the South Carolina Dental Association.
Dr. Cayouette returned to the College of Dental Medicine in 1999 and has served as Director of the Implant Prosthodontic Division in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation since 2001. She is not only active in both predoctoral and graduate dental education, but also in continuing education. She maintains an active practice limited to prosthodontics and dental implants. Currently, she serves as an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral Rehabilitation.