Albert P. Capati, D.M.D.
Owner of the Springfield, Illinois franchise of Koala Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders since 2017
Owner of Capati Dental (previously Link Dental) since 2003
Dr. Albert Capati is the sole dentist and owner of Capati Dental. Dr. Capati grew up in Decatur, Illinois, and he graduated as Valedictorian from Eisenhower High School in 1993.
He attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. Shortly after, he assisted in a study of bruxism (nocturnal tooth grinding) with Dr. Mark Teaford at Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Dr. Capati graduated from Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine in 2002. Upon graduation, he worked as an associate dentist back in Decatur for his childhood dentist. After a year in Decatur, Dr. Capati bought a dental practice from brothers Frank and Mark Link in Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Frank Link mentored him and guided his continuing dental education.
Always thirsting for more knowledge to better treat his patients, he learned about temporomandibular joint and dental occlusion from dental gurus Dr. Peter Dawson and Dr. Frank Spear. He has a focus on how the mouth affects the whole body, leading him to learn more about the causes and treatments for sleep apnea. He has also spearheaded the movement for using hemp oil in dentistry for treating anxiety, pain, and inflammation.
- 1993 – Eisenhower High School, Decatur, IL (Valedictorian)
- 1997 – Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
- 2002 – D.M.D – Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL
2002 – Started using CEREC CAD/CAM technology for restorative dentistry
2004 – Started treating TMJ Disorders with oral appliances – Dawson Academy and Spear Education
2004 – Started treating obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances
2017 – Started at Koala Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders
2018 – Started treating pediatric airway and orthodontic problems with Healthy Start
2018 – Pioneered a protocol for using cannabidiol (CBD) from hemp in dentistry
2018 – Started using Fotona Lightwalker dental laser
2018 – Trained with Six Month Smiles for limited orthodontics
2019 – Founded Hemp Dentistry to help dentists incorporate the use of CBD in their practices
American Sleep and Breathing Academy
American Dental Association
G. V. Black Dental Society
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health