“Dr. Cajee and his staff are the most gentle, knowledgeable, respectful and genuinely caring dental office I have ever had the privilege of visiting.”
ROSE PEARSON, MANTECA, CA
BIO: DR MAS'OOD CAJEE
Dr. Cajee was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved to Seattle, Washington at the age of 10, where he was lucky to attend Lakeside School, the only school Bill Gates ever graduated from. He went on to complete high school, college, and dental school in Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry for his dental education. He then headed to Boston, Massachusetts for a public health fellowship. He attended Harvard University’s School of Public Health, where he got a Masters Degree in Public Health and served as a California Endowment Scholar in Health Policy. He really enjoys living and working in San Joaquin County. “I can't think of a better place to be”, Dr. Cajee says. “I try to be active in the community.” He has served on the boards of the San Joaquin Dental Society and the Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County. In 2015, he was named the top library advocate in the United States by the American Library Association, and received the White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services Taskforce Award in Washington, DC. He led the Strong Libraries = Strong Communities effort, which led Stockton voters in 2016 to approve $200 million dollars in funding to build a first-class public library and recreation system. Through the Library & Literacy Foundation, he has been able to work with world-renowned photographer Robert Dawson on a project documenting libraries & literacy in San Joaquin County.
FLOSSOPHY OF CARE
“I am a general dentist, with a special interest in preventive life-long care for adults and children. I also provide a mobile dental service for the home-bound and for our elders in nursing homes. We have an excellent bilingual support staff, with over 100 years of combined experience — and lots of raving fans we call patients! All of us take a team approach to taking care of our patients. I feel privileged to work with such fine people, and I feel privileged to take care of patients in the Manteca, Lathrop, and Ripon area. We also draw patients from Modesto, Tracy, Stockton, and even Sacramento. Our patients place a lot of trust in us, and we do our best to honor them. We adhere to the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct, and take its tenets seriously. My grandpa used to tell me that family isn't just blood ties — family is all the people you care for. And that's exactly the approach we take.”
ABOUT DR CAJEE
Degrees: BA (English Literature), BS (Chemistry) — UC Berkeley/ Oklahoma; DDS (Dentistry) — Oklahoma; MPH (Public Health) — Harvard University
Favorite Book: I read widely. A lot of non-fiction.
Great Movie: Star Wars
Interests: The outdoors, spending time with my wife & 3 boys. I am passionate about making sure we have a first-class library system and a great quality of life in our area.
Languages: English & some Spanish, German, Dutch, French
# States Visited: 45
Favorite place in the world: Northern California. We have great weather. Plus, we have the coast, bay, delta, valley, and mountains. I can't think of a better place to be.