Dr. Joseph LaPonzina, DDS

Dr. Joseph LaPonzina, DDS

Orthodontics  ·  
Dr. Joseph LaPonzina, DDS is an orthodontics practitioner in Bel Air, MD. He graduated from University Of Maryland Dental School and practices orthodontics and orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics.Read his story

2103 Laurel Bush Rd Ste D

Bel Air, MD 21015

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Concordia

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Dr. LaPonzina's bio

This content was provided by Dr. LaPonzina "In practice since 1996, Dr. Joseph LaPonzina is proud of his community and pleased to be the orthodontist of choice for the staff and family of over 30 local dentists. After graduating from John Carroll High School, Dr. LaPonzina completed 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. He then completed an advanced 3-year post-doctoral certificate to specialize in orthodontics from The Albert Einsten Medical Center/ 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. Dr. LaPonzina and his two sons, Dean and John Paul, are lifelong residents of Harford County."


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2  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

5  Conditions Treated

  • Dental Crowding
  • Malocclusion - Short Stature Syndrome
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Thumb Sucking

4  Procedures

Background Check

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  • Villanova University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Maryland Dental School
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed

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Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. LaPonzina's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. LaPonzina to family and friends
23 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. LaPonzina's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

Dr. Joe and his staff are the best!! My son just got his braces off and his teeth look fantastic. Course of treatment was always clearly explained and they do a phenomenal job of trying to schedule appointments around school and sports. Very friendly and knowledgeable! Would highly recommend.
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Excellent experience with Dr. Joe and the entire staff! My daughter got her braces off today and she's thrilled with the outcome. We interviewed 3 Orthodontists before choosing Dr. Joe's practice and I feel that we made a great decision. Everything went as scheduled. Thank you!!
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Although neither of my kids needed braces (lucky!) I came to Dr. Joe as an adult patient. The office is beautiful, clean, and even has a mini arcade in the waiting room! His kind and helpful staff exhibit the highest level of professionalism and customer care, along with being super friendly! I was...more
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On the advice of our dentist a number of years ago, we took our son to Dr. Joe for a consultation. Due to his underbite and crowded teeth and young age, Dr. Joe advised us to wait before putting on braces. From the start to the end, we were given advice that would help us make good practical...more
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Dr. Joe and his staff exceeded our expectations. All of the staff were so friendly! Dr. Joe set expectations from the beginning. He was honest and laid our a plan for our son. The staff were always on time. We are so happy with the service and will refer Dr. Joe and his office to everyone we...more
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