Meet Dr. C

Wayland Pediatric Dentist - Leonard J. Carapezza, D.M.D.


Dr. Carapezza has over 35 years of clinical experience in pediatric dentistry & pediatric orthodontics. In 1969, he founded "The Children's Dental Building"  in Wayland and has run a successful private practice there ever since. He graduated from Brandeis University, the University Of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and received specialty certification in Pediatric Dentistry from Harvard/Children's Hospital Boston.

Currently, Dr. Carapezza is an Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he teaches early treatment of malocclusion to pediatric dentistry graduate students. He also serves as the director of the Institute for Growth and Development in Pediatric Dentistry ( Additionally, he is a contributing editor to the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Carapezza continues to lecture as a  Senior Certified Instructor for both the American Orthodontic Society (AOS) and International Association for Orthodontics (IAO). His clinical achievements have brought him international recognition as a lecturer in the "Early Treatment of Malocclusion". Pediatric Malocclusion (Bad Bite)

Dr. Carapezza is a member of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,  and the American Orthodontic Society. Dr. Carapezza and his wife Nancy have four children (Elisa, Mark, Luke, & Kirk) as well as five grandchildren ( Courtney,  Ryan, Matthew, Parker and Ella).