He also had been president of the Maryland Public Health Association and the Baltimore City Dental Society.
Dr. McCauley wrote or co-authored more than 50 papers on dentistry and public health. The Maryland State Dental Association presented him its Distinguished Service Award in 1986.
He also was an expert on dental history and lectured widely on the subject. He was known for his illustrated lecture on George Washington's false teeth.
Dr. McCauley had been secretary-treasurer and later vice president of the American Academy of Dentistry. He had also been one of the original directors of the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry at the University of Maryland dental school.
"He put his heart and soul into the dental school," said Dr. Stohler.
Dr. McCauley was a student of Maryland and Baltimore history. He enjoyed traveling by train and was a member of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society. He also collected books on railroads and dental history.
His wife of 60 years, the former Claire Ann Wolf, died in 1998.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday at SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St.
Surviving are a brother, William James McCauley of Tustin, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.