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Dentist – Tappan, NY

Get to Know Mariliza LaCap, DDS

As soon as you see Dr. LaCap’s bright smile, you’ll know you made the right decision by coming to Smile More Dentistry. Her #1 goal when opening this dental office was to provide a place where local families can get everything they need in a warm and friendly environment, and you’ll see for yourself that she has succeeded! She loves meeting new people every day and can’t wait to get to know you and your family, but first, you can learn a little more about her by reading on below.

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Why did you decide to become a dentist?

Dr. LaCap was drawn to dentistry because it allows her to fulfill all of her passions in life: help people on a daily basis, regularly give back to the community and be a highly-effective parent. She loves that she has the opportunity to improve people’s health and appearance on a daily basis while also having plenty of time to head home and be a wonderful mother to her children.

Where did you study dentistry?

Tappan dentist Mariliza La Cap DDS

Dr. LaCap completed her Aesthetic Advantage Certification at New York University and received her D.D.S. degree from the Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She completed her residency at Englewood Hospital and has since received advanced training in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, full-face orthodontics, Invisalign™, endodontics, periodontal therapy, patient management, and restorative dentistry.


Professional Affiliations

American Dental Association logo Academy of General Dentistry logo American Academy of Clear Aligners Invisalign Preferred Provider logo New Jersey Dental Association logo Bergen County Dental Society logo Bergen County Implant Study Group logo


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

Life Outside of Dentistry

Dr. LaCap and her family

Dr. LaCap and Dr. Tong first met in dental school--in fact, they were anatomy lab partners. Was it love at first sight? You’ll have to ask them! After over 28 years of working together as dentists, they still share the same passion for creating beautiful and healthy smiles.

Another passion they share together is their love for each other and their five children. Their weekends are spent watching their sons’ soccer or baseball games - they have never missed one yet. When they are not in the dental office working, you can find them on the slopes skiing or boating on the Hudson River.

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