About

Visit Dr. Catt’s website: www.roguevalleydentist.com

DR. JAMES CATT truly loves being a dentist! His work is his passion and he values the responsibility and privilege of helping people improve their health.

The Man Behind the Mask

Born and raised in Havre, Montana, Dr. Catt has been in Oregon since 1991. In 1997, he moved to the Rogue Valley and has never looked back. Medford and Havre have many things in common, the friendly people, the proximity to the great outdoors, and the wonderful community-oriented environment.

Dr. Catt’s personal life can be summed up in three words: Family, Food, and Exercise! Everyday is an adventure with his four children, Violet the Chihuahua, and Daisy the cat. . Dr. Catt loves attending his kids’ games, plays, concerts, and gymnastic meets. He also enjoys family campouts, campfires, smores, and hiking.

Some of Dr. Catt’s hobbies include gardening and cooking. When he’s not pulling weeds in his vegetable garden, you might find him in the kitchen baking anything from bread, cookies and cheesecake, to preparing a full-course meal with vegetables from his garden. Being active is the core of Dr. Catt’s life. Whether it is shooting baskets with his kids, watching TV while exercising on a treadmill, or going on a bike ride, as long as he is moving he is happy. Traveling is also a passion, as he loves learning about the world, other cultures, and diverse peoples.

Dr. Catt also enjoys relaxing. Some of his favorite memories are sitting by the fire with his fiancée Sarah, reading a good book or watching a classical movie.

Professional Achievements

Dr. Catt is passionate for not only the practice of dentistry but for the profession itself. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in General Science/Microbiology from Oregon State University in 1994, he earned his Doctor of Dentistry from Oregon Health Science University in 1997. He then opened his practice in Medford, Oregon. In 1998, he became a Board member of the Oregon Dental Association. Over the years, he has used the ODA as a conduit to “give back” to the profession through holding many leadership positions both at the state and national levels. He finished his term as President of the ODA in September 2009.

Continual Professional Education is a critical part of Dr. Catt’s life. He strives to go above and beyond by attending more than the required number of dental conferences in order to stay up-to-date on the latest studies and procedures. In 2007, Dr. Catt was awarded Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the oldest national honorary organization for dentists, because of his significant contributions to the advancement of dentistry. He was also awarded Fellowship in the International College of Dentists in 2008, for his exceptional professional achievements, exemplary service, and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind (www.icd.org).

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