Dr. Richard A. Kapitan, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Kapitan is a Board-Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon specializing in cleft lip/palate surgery, orthognathic (jaw realignment) surgery, facial trauma repair, bone grafting, and dental implant reconstruction. Dr. Kapitan holds both a doctorate in surgery and master’s of science degrees, as well as advanced training as a specialist in surgery and anesthesia (OMS) from The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Dr. Kapitan is a Diplomate of the American Board of OMS, a Fellow of the American Association of OMS, and is a member of both the North Carolina Society of OMS and the Southeastern Society of OMS. He holds appointments as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at both Louisiana State University (LSU) and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC). Internationally, Dr. Kapitan is a volunteer cleft surgeon, surgical team leader, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Free To Smile Foundation; a not-for-profit medical mission group that provides free cleft lip and palate surgeries to children in need around the globe.
On a personal level, Dr. Kapitan enjoys camping, hunting and fishing with his family. He lives on a family farm that he operates with the help of his family in Weddington NC, and is an active member at Nativity Orthodox Christian Church in Charlotte, NC.
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) – The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH
- Master of Science (MS) – The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH
- Certificate of Surgical and Anesthesia Training – The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH