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Dentist – Bergenfield, NJ

Get to Know Mariliza LaCap, DDS

After over two decades of working in the oral healthcare field, Dr. LaCap still has the same passion for creating beautiful and healthy smiles as when she first graduated from dental school! She enjoys helping patients of all ages feel comfortable, well taken care of, and safe in her treatment chair. To learn more about her, continue reading below.

Dr. Mariliza LaCap
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Where Did You Study Dentistry?

New York University

Dr. LaCap completed her Aesthetic Advantage Certification at New York University. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She then completed a residency at Englewood Hospital.

Over the years, Dr. LaCap has pursued advanced training in a wide variety of different specialties, including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, Full-Face Orthodontics, Invisalign™, endodontics, gum disease, patient management, and restorative care.

What Dental Memberships & Accolades Do You Have?

Dr. LaCap has received several prestigious awards over the course of her career, including the Excellence in Orthodontic Award from the American Association of Orthodontics, the Excellence in Periodontics Award from the Northeastern Society of Periodontists, the Appreciation Award from The Filipino Reporter newspaper, and an Award of Distinction from the CM Easter Seaboard USA. She is also a proud member of the following dental organizations:


Professional Affiliations

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Excellence in Orthodontic Award American Association of Orthodontics

Excellence in Periodontics Award Northeastern Society of Periodontists

Appreciation Award The Filipino Reporter Newspaper

Award of Distinction CM Eastern Seaboard USA

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr and family at disneyland

Dr. LaCap is married to Dr. Tong, and they have five wonderful children together. In fact, they first met in dental school at Columbia University, where they were anatomy lab partners! When she isn’t busy at the practice, her hobbies include cheering on her sons at their soccer and baseball games (she hasn’t missed one yet!), skiing down big slopes, and boating on the Hudson River.

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