Dr. Joseph LaPonzina graduated from John Carroll High School, and went on to complete an advanced three-year pre-med program at Villanova University. He then attended the University of Maryland Dental School, where he was the recipient of the American Association of Orthodontists Award. Dr. LaPonzina completed an advanced three-year post-doctoral certificate to specialize in orthodontics from The Albert Einstein Medical Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. LaPonzina is a member and past president of the Harford-Cecil Dental Society, as well as a member of the American Dental Association, World Federation of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists, and the Maryland State Dental Association. He is also board certified by the National Board of Orthodontics. He shares his knowledge at national and international dental conferences.
Dr. LaPonzina has been practicing since 1996. He is proud of his community and pleased to be the orthodontist of choice for the staff and family of over 30 local dentists.
Dr. LaPonzina and his two sons, Dean and John Paul, are lifelong residents of Harford County. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, skiing, and golf.