Meet the Capogna Orthodontics Staff

Our commitment to you begins before you even arrive in our office. Our staff spends many hours in continuing education, improving our communication skills, enhancing our clinical technique and upgrading our customer service skills. We want to be the best orthodontic practice in the field; not only in orthodontic care, but also in the way we provide our services. We look forward to a long and positive relationship – one we are totally confident you will be happy to recommend to your family and friends.

Academy of Orthodontic Assisting

AOAC Team Certified

The entire team at Capogna Orthodontics is dedicated to providing you with the best patient care available. Part of that responsibility is training and continuing education for our team members. We are proud to be an AOAC Team Certified practice. This designation is provided by a leading education and training program for the orthodontic profession. Extensive time, study, and testing are required to pass this program, and our practice has met the requirements for its team certification. You are in qualified hands when you select our practice as your choice orthodontic provider.

Our Practice is AOAC Team Certified

It’s no secret that investing in continuing education provides benefits to all of those we serve. We are thrilled that our team has completed voluntary education programs through Trapezio, a knowledge and training solution provider for the orthodontic profession. Our team has successfully completed the requirements necessary for the AOAC Team Certified designation. We are proud of this accomplishment and the individual initiatives to further improve knowledge and technique in the field of orthodontics. The comprehensive curriculum provides a formal platform for testing and learning the latest theory, technique, and technologies utilized in the orthodontic industry.


Joanne Joanne

Practice Administrator

I joined the Capogna Orthodontic family in 2003. I have been in healthcare management for the past 35 years. I oversee all day-to-day operations and manage a team of 15 employees. I take pride in my job, and most importantly, my staff, who I can honestly say is the best team I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They give new meaning to the phrase “Dream Team!”

I love the day-to-day interactions with our patients and welcome your questions and comments. I am always available to address any needs you may have. To me, this is not a job… it’s an adventure! One of my favorite things about working here is seeing the transformation of our patients from the beginning to the end of their treatment. Their success is my personal joy!

My two children, Joey and Nicole, always keep me going! I have a passion for boating, beaches, and warm, sunny days. I enjoy traveling on my time off. Please stop by my office and say “hello!” at you first visit. I would love to hear from you!'


Kim Kim

Scheduling Coordinator

Hi! My name is Kim. I am thankful to have joined the office of Capogna Orthodontics. I bring many years of experience working in pediatric and general dentistry. What I love is greeting our families with a smile and helping them along this wonderful journey. I will coordinate your appointments to fit your busy schedule and help you to resolve any questions or concerns. What I enjoy most is working with a great team who together, work to make your experience a pleasurable one.

I have been happily married for 23 years. My husband and I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. I love spending time with my family, and I enjoy singing at our local church. I look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.'


Donna Donna

Scheduling Coordinator

I have a long history with Capogna Orthodontics. I started working with Dr. Capogna in 1989 when I completed my education as a dental assistant. I have worked in all areas of the office, but will now be found at the front desk taking care of scheduling, phone calls, and answering any questions you may have.

I am married with three grown children. I enjoy walking on the beach and taking vacations with my husband.'


Fran Fran

Scheduling Coordinator

Hi! My name is Fran, and I am a scheduling coordinator at Capogna Orthodontics. I have been with Dr. Capogna since 2000. I enjoy my job and am usually the first person you see that greets you with a smile at the front desk.

I love seeing happy patients when they arrive for their appointments, and I enjoy interacting with them and their parents. I find appointment times that work with your busy schedule and make sure everyone leaves happy!

I am married to my best friend Benny, my junior high school sweetheart. I have two children, Christina and Joseph. I love shopping, so on my days off, you can find me at your local mall!'


Rosaria Rosaria

Certified Orthodontic Technician

My name is Rosaria, but everyone calls me Ro! I have been working for Dr. Capogna for 20 years, but I’ve been in the field for 30 years. I am a Certified Orthodontic Technician, and I assist the doctors in providing you with your orthodontic treatment and care. I love what I do because it gives me the opportunity to work and interact with people, both children and adults. It gives me pleasure to provide you with the best care possible.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my three children, and of course, my dog Fenway!'


Debbie Debbie

Certified Orthodontic Technician

I love spending my days working with a great team and caring for our incredible patients. Each person brings much positive energy to our office. In addition to chairside assisting, I create retainers in our on-site lab. My goal each day is to make people smile and enjoy their visits.

If I’m not out with my three dogs, you will find me volunteering and running races with my husband John. I’m a member of the Greater Long Island Running Club and New York Road Runners.'


Michelle Michelle

Certified Orthodontic Technician

I have been in the orthodontic field for 28 years. I am a Certified Dental Assistant with extensive experience. I have worked in many different orthodontic offices over my career. I finally found my home in 2013 when I started working for Dr. Capogna.

I grew up in this area most of my life, and I am a graduate of Plainedge High School. I have been married for 24 years and have two children, Vincent and Taylor, and two beautiful granddaughters. When I’m not at work, I am usually spending time with my granddaughters or walking and playing with my two friendly pit bulls Buster and Jasmine.'


Tina Tina

Certified Orthodontic Technician

My name is Tina, and I have been an orthodontic technician since 1985. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Capogna for more than 12 years. I love getting to know our patients, especially the children, and enjoy developing relationships over the years.

I have four grown kids and two puppies named Niko and Sophia. Outside of the office, dancing is my passion, and I spend a lot of time at my favorite jazz class. My family and I love going to the beach and gardening.'


Jamie Jamie

Certified Orthodontic Technician

I have been a member of our team since 2000. I began working as an office assistant while furthering my orthodontic education. I have my certification as an orthodontic technician from the American Association of Orthodontists. In addition to my chairside abilities, I am fluent with insurance, scheduling, and front desk/reception duties. My ability to multitask makes me an enormous asset to our office.

I am the proud mother of three. I enjoy spending my weekends on the sidelines of the soccer fields cheering on my sons, as well as spending some quality girl-time with my daughter. I also love to bake and decorate my desserts.'


Eleni Eleni

Certified Orthodontic Technician

Hi, my name is Eleni and I have been working at Capogna Orthodontics since 2005, but have been in this field since 1990! I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Education from Hunter College in New York City. I decided to stay with orthodontics because I enjoy interacting with patients, and I love to see their beautiful smiles. I am certified in orthodontic assisting, but I am always taking courses to further my education. I love working on the computer, updating our website, and if you see our posts on Facebook, chances are they are my creations!

In my free time, I love being with my husband and my two beautiful children. On the weekends, you’ll catch us at a museum, an aquarium, or just relaxing at the beach.'


Dawn Dawn

Certified Orthodontic Technician

I have been working with Dr. Capogna for more than 20 years. I love working with the doctors, staff, and all of our awesome patients. I bring fun and laughter to the office as well as compassion for my patients.

During my spare time, I enjoy traveling to Maine with my family. I am married to my husband Greg, and we have two great sons, Anthony and Nicholas. I like to make crafts for all occasions, cooking, and baking desserts.'



Certified Orthodontic Technician

Hello, I am Raina and I have been in the orthodontic field since 1997. I joined the Capogna family in March 2016. I absolutely love my job! You may find me singing and dancing around the office (feel free to dance with me). 

I live in Plainedge with my husband Steve, my two sons Vincent and Nicholas, our dog Rocco and our bunny Snowball!'



Certified Orthodontic Technician

Hi! My name is Ellie and I have been an orthodontic technician since 2015. I love coming to work and watching patients smiles tranform. As a technician it is my job to assist the doctors in setting your teeth straight! The movement of teeth fascinates me and I am always eager to learn new techniques and further my knowledge in orthodontics. 

I grew up here on Long Island. I love spending time with my litle boy and my fur baby Piffin. I enjoy being outdoors and in my free time you can find me on long walks, at the beach or enjoying quality time with my family. '



Scheduling Coordinator

Hi! My name is Tracey. I’ve been in the orthodontic field for over 15 years and love getting to know our patients and their families. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment, appointments, or finances. My goal is for you to have an incredible experience and love our office as much as I do. I am so excited to be a part of the incredible “Capogna Team.”

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, and cheering on my son at his many athletic activities. I also enjoy sitting on the beach with a good book, yoga, CrossFit, and crafts!'


Carrie Carrie

Financial Consultant

Hi! I’m Carrie, and I have been working with Dr. Capogna for 17 years. My past working experience was in the medical field as an administrative medical supervisor. I have a long history in customer relations as well. As the financial coordinator, I will collect, verify and process your insurance claims. I am always available to answer and explain any questions you may have regarding your insurance and financial issues. I love being a part of the Capogna Orthodontics team because, in addition to the work I do, I enjoy getting to know you and your family. I strive to make sure your experience here is nothing short of perfect!

I love the outdoors, so in my spare time, I love walking (during all seasons) with my golden retriever, Laci, gardening, and Zumba, in addition to spending time with my family and friends!

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