Dr. Laura Cappetta joined the Mellas Orthodontics team in April 2012 and has experience working in several established private practices since 2009. Her thorough treatment approach and warm personality is a wonderful complement to the practice. Dr. Cappetta was born and raised in Summit and attended Kent Place School. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University, Dr. Cappetta moved to Philadelphia to attend Dental School at the University of Pennsylvania. During this time she also earned a Masters Degree in Higher Education from Penn Graduate School of Education. After receiving her DMD and MSEd., Dr. Cappetta began the orthodontics program at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her certificate in orthodontics and received the departmental research award for her work with 3D cone beam imaging of volumetric airway changes after palatal expansion.
Dr. Cappetta is currently an associate clinical professor at New York University's Orthodontic Department. As an orthodontist committed to the quality of care she provides, Dr. Cappetta completes more continuing education than is required by state boards to keep her knowledge up-to-date and to stay on top of new and developing treatments and technology. Additionally, she stays active in the dental and orthodontic communities through memberships with the American Dental Association, The American Association of Orthodontics, the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics.
Dr. Cappetta resides in Morris County with her husband Craig and her son Luke. In her spare time, Dr. Cappetta enjoys visiting New York and loves all that the city has to offer. She likes to visit museums, attend Broadway shows and is a big fan of the New York Yankees. Make sure to talk about the Yankees with Dr. Cappetta next time you visit the Basking Ridge office!