Dr Jack Cuozzo Cuozzo (1937–2017)

Creationist D.D.S. (USA)


Dr Cuozzo was an orthodontist in New Jersey for over 30 years. He prepared for his career through studies at Georgetown University (biology major, philosophy minor) and degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (D.D.S.) and Loyola University / Chicago Graduate School of Dentistry (M.S., Oral Biology; Certificate of Specialty in Orthodontics). He also was a Lieutenant in the Navy serving aboard the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65). He and his wife Diane had five grown children and four grandchildren.

In 1977 he studied in Switzerland with the late Dr Francis Schaeffer and in 1979 embarked upon an original study of Neanderthal fossil specimens with the aid of the late Dr Wilton Krogman, noted anthropologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Cuozzo’s paleontology studies have been conducted at the laboratories in the Musée de l’Homme in Paris, the British Museum in England under Christopher Stringer, the University of Liege in Belgium, the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem, the Museum of Prehistory in East Berlin, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Field Museum in Chicago, the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, and the paleontology collection of Southern Methodist University.

He also studied the Paleolithic caves in Southern France. Part of his work included taking the first cephalometric (orthodontic) radiographs in history of the Neanderthal fossils (1979–1991).

He also served as an adjunct professor of biology at the former King's College (Briarcliff Manor, NY). He taught seminars and courses on the growth and development of ancient man, the fossil record, cave research, and the philosophical basis of evolution. He has lectured at numerous churches, colleges, and organizations. Dr Cuozzo conducted paleontology tours of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City for the last four years.

Also see his Web site at: www.jackcuozzo.com.


  • Georgetown University (biology major, philosophy minor)
  • University of Pennsylvania (D.D.S.)
  • Loyola University / Chicago Graduate School of Dentistry (M.S., Oral Biology; Certificate of Specialty in Orthodontics)


He was a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and American Dental Association for thirty years and is on the Mountainside Hospital Medical Staff, Montclair, NJ (since 1969) serving as head of the orthodontic section for two years and Associate Director of the Dental Department for two years. Dr Cuozzo was also a member of the St. Barnabas Hospital Medical Staff and served on their Cleft Palate Team. He also was a member of the New Jersey Academy of Medicine for many years.


Dr Cuozzo's publishing efforts included three articles in the Journal of the New Jersey Dental Society and one article and one editorial review of his work in Creation magazine. He has also published in the Journal of Creation and the Creation Research Society Quarterly. Some of his work was included in The Creation series (editor: Josh McDowell; Here's Life Publishers Inc.), and the movie series: Origins: How The World Came To Be, The Illustrated Origins Answerbook (edited by Paul Taylor, 4th ed.; Eden Productions). In 1996 he made a series of six TV programs for Cornerstone TV in Wall, PA. that have been aired over a satellite network. Dr Cuozzo’s first book, Buried Alive, was released in 1998 by Master Books of Green Forest, Arkansas. He is one of fifty contributors in a book released in 1999, In Six Days: Why 50 Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation, edited by Dr Josh Ashton and published by New Holland Publishers, Australia (see his contribution). He is one of six authors of the book, When Christians Roamed The Earth.

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Published: 9 February 2006