Your Instructor

Leonard J. Carapezza, D.M.D.


Dr. Leonard Carapezza has over 30 years of clinical experience in pediatric orthodontics, including a successful private practice in Wayland, Massachusetts.

Shortly after establishing his practice, he identified the extreme importance of early treatment of malocclusion. Dr. Carapezza's clinical achievements have brought him recognition as a lecturer in this field.

Dr. Carapezza graduated from Brandeis University; the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; then served two years in the United States Naval Dental Corps as a Lieutenant aboard the U.S.S. Wasp.

Dr. Carapezza received his certificate from Children's Hospital in Pediatric Dentistry, during which he served as a Teaching Fellow at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Presently, Dr. Carapezza is an Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), teaching Early Treatment of Malocclusion to pedodontic graduate students. He is also an associate of the New England Medical Center and serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee Department or Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Carapezza is a contributing editor to the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, and has published numerous articles on pediatric malocclusion in addition to being a Senior Certified Instructor, a Diplomate of the American Orthodontic Society and a Senior Certified Instructor for the International Asscociation of Orthodontics.

He lectures internationally on "Early Treatment of Malocclusion" for general and pediatric dentists, and is the founder and director of the Institute for Growth and Development in Pediatric Dentistry.

His philosophy of "Advancement Through Education" is the cornerstone of this program.