ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Cappuccio of Baltimore became the one-hundred-and-fifteenth president of the Association at the 1978 meeting in Las Vegas. Major issues during Doctor Cappuccio's term included institutional advertising, revision of the Association's Principles of Ethics, "denturism," and improving access to dental care for underserved groups. Doctor Cappuccio was born in New Jersey in 1921. An oral surgeon, he was a member of the House of Delegates for 18 years and a member of the Board of Trustees from 1971 until 1977. He also was a member of the Council on Relief and a director of the American Fund for Dental Health. Doctor Cappuccio was president of the Baltimore City Dental Society, the Maryland State Dental Association, the Middle Atlantic Society of Oral Surgeons, and the Maryland Dental Society of Anesthesiology. In 1954, he joined the graduate faculty in oral surgery at the University of Maryland; he advanced to the rank of associate professor in 1958 and was named clinical professor in 1975.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1978-1979: Joseph P. Cappuccio" (1977). ADA Presidents. 22.