Cate, J.M. ten

+31 20 59 80440
acta ( faculteit algemeen )
Professor (Experimental Preventive Dentistry Cariology)


  • Tooth decay
  • Fluoride
  • Microbiology

Professional interests

  • Caries
  • Prevention
  • Dentistry

Professional employment history

2007 -presentAcademy Professor, Royal Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
1985 - presentProfessor of Experimental Preventive Dentistry,
Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA),
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1996 -presentProrector, University of Amsterdam
2005 -presentHonorary Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
2008 - presentHonorary Professor, University of HongKong, HongKong, China
2000-2006Director, IOT (Netherlands Institute for Dental Sciences)
1993-2006(Vice) Dean (1993-2000) and Director of research (2000-2006) ACTA
1986–1993Head, Department Cariology and Endodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, ACTA.
1983-1986Senior Research Associate, Department of Cariology and Endodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, ACTA, Amsterdam.
1978-1983Senior Research Associate, Dental Materials Science, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Amsterdam.
1972-1978Student assistant and Assistant Professor (Ph.D. student), Faculty of Dentistry, State University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Selected scientific publications

ten Cate JM.
The need for antibacterial approaches to improve caries control. Adv Dent Res. 2009; 21:8-12. 
ten Cate JM, Klis FM, Pereira-Cenci T, Crielaard W, de Groot PW.
Molecular and cellular mechanisms that lead to Candida biofilm formation. J Dent Res. 2009; 88:105-15.
ten Cate JM, Buijs MJ, Miller CC, Exterkate RA.
Elevated fluoride products enhance remineralization of advanced enamel lesions. J Dent Res. 2008; 87:943-7.
ten Cate JM. 
Remineralization of deep enamel dentine caries lesions. Aust Dent J. 2008; 53:281-5.
ten Cate JM.
Biofilms, a new approach to the microbiology of dental plaque. Odontology. 2006; 94:1-9.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (from 1999 until now)