Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery
Locations throughout North & South Carolina
Daniel Cook, DDS, MD
Like his colleagues, Dr. Daniel R. Cook’s credentials are impressive. A second generation dental medical professional, Dr. Cook has bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Baylor University and a doctor of dental surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He also earned his doctor of medicine from Louisiana State University Health Science Center at New Orleans School of Medicine, and stayed on there for his Oral and Maxillofacial residency.
Dr. Cook is an extremely valuable asset to our practice and enjoys the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery with special emphasis on dental implants, TMJ disorders, jaw surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Cook has also traveled extensively on medical missions to Nicaragua and India, serving patients without access to surgery for debilitating deformities such as extensive craniofacial cleft lips and palates.
Education and Residency
BS in Biology and Chemistry—Baylor University
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)—Baylor College of Dentistry
Doctor of Medicine (MD)—Louisiana State University
Oral and Maxillofacial Residency—Louisiana State University
Board-Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS)
Past President of the North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (NCSOMS)
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (SSOMS)
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS)
Dr. Cook practices at our Denver office.
Dr. Cook specializes in cleft lip and palate repair, facial trauma, wisdom teeth removal, and TMJ disorders.
Rick Kapitan, DDS
Dr. Kapitan holds both a doctorate in surgery and masters of science degrees, as well as advanced training as a specialist in surgery and anesthesia (OMS) from The Ohio State University Medical Center. His resume also includes Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification.
Dr. Kapitan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American Association of OMS, and is a member of both the North Carolina Society of OMS and the Southeastern Society of OMS. He holds appointments as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at both Louisiana State University (LSU) and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC). Locally, he is the Director of both the Carolinas Center for Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery and of the Envision™ Implant Academy, positions that both involve speaking to groups of practitioners and extensive clinical instruction in surgery. Additionally, Dr. Kapitan is a national lecturer and clinical course instructor in advanced dental implant surgery for Zimmer BioMet’s Zimmer Institute. Internationally, Dr. Kapitan is a volunteer cleft surgeon, surgical team leader, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Free To Smile Foundation; a not-for-profit medical mission group that provides free cleft lip and palate surgeries to children in need around the globe. Dr. Kapitan devotes 4 weeks annually to travel abroad to Central America, South America, and Africa to provide this much-needed surgery free of charge.
Dr. Kaptain and patient looking at x-rays
Education and Residency
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, and Master of Science (MS)—The Ohio State University
Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)
Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS)
Director of the Carolinas Center for Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery
Department Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Novant Medical Center
Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Louisiana State University (LSU)
Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC)
Dr. Kapitan practices at our Blakeney office in Charlotte.
Specialties of Dr. Kapitan’s include cleft lip/palate surgery, orthognathic (jaw realignment) surgery, facial trauma repair, bone grafting, and dental implant reconstruction.