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Dr. Capati

Born in New Jersey the youngest of three brothers. Grew up in Decatur, IL. Dr. Capati graduated valedictorian of Eisenhower High School in 1993. Dr. Albert also was heavily involved in sports and music – participating in several school musicals, jazz band, show choir, and being selected MVP of the soccer team his senior year. Albert’s first job was managing a comic book store during his junior and senior year.

Dr. Capati joined his older brothers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD where he earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 1997. At college, Albert discovered more about his Filipino culture and became president of the Filipino Students Association during his senior year. Following graduation, he helped out with an anthropological research team studying the diets of primitive humans by examining the wear patterns on their fossilized teeth.

Dr. Capati came back to Illinois to study dentistry at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton. While not knee deep in textbooks and dental plaster, Albert found the time to play basketball and soccer, build computers and websites, and DJ weddings and karaoke parties.

After a year of learning how to do adequate dentistry very quickly at his first associateship, Dr. Capati learned how to slow back down and do quality comprehensive dentistry under the mentorship of Dr. Frank Link. Dr. Capati purchased Link Dental in Springfield, IL in 2008. The business was renamed to Capati Dental in 2008.

Dr. Capati’s a voracious consumer continuing dental education – particularly in treating temporomandibular disorders and sleep apnea. He is also often on the cutting edge of dental technologies incorporating CEREC Computer Assisted Designing and Milling technology into his practice in 2009, a Fotona Lightwalker dental laser in 2018, and a Prexion Excelsior Cone Beam CT machine in 2019. Dr. Capati is a member of the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the G. V. Black Dental Society.


Dr. Capati is very active in the music community in Springfield. He has performed in several music theater productions including Les Miserables, Rent, Tick Tick Boom, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live. He has been lead singer of several local cover bands – Novocaine, The Screaming Vatos, Take 10, and FunDMC. During the pandemic, Dr. Capati has satisfied his need to sing and perform by joining the popular karaoke phone app – Smule. You can find hundreds of his music video recordings under the name: ALDentist.

Meet our team

Lisa received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Western Illinois University. She began her diverse dental career in 1985, having worked in both general dental and orthodontic practices in several different cities and states. She has been enjoying her employment and her work family at Capati Dental since August 2001. One of the things she likes best at Capati Dental is getting to know so many remarkable patients. In her personal life, she truly loves spending time with her two witty adult sons and taking frequent trips to visit her large extended family. Her long time interests include the visual arts, meditation, and walking/hiking outdoors for inspiration.


Office Manager

Mary Kay graduated from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale in 1983 with a degree in Dental Hygiene ad Health Education. At home she takes care of a jungle of indoor plants, a spouse, and two pets. She had two kids that have since grown up into fine adults.

Mary Kay

Dental Hygenist

Katie enjoys hiding from her 3 children with a bottle of wine. Hobbies include - none, because of previously stated 3 children. Spends her free time running her own taxi service with zero tips. Believes using the restroom on her own is most rewarding. Married by choice, sometimes not a good one. Favorite beverage is cream and sugar with a side of coffee that gets her through the day until wine is once again available.


Dental Assistant

Cindy has been a dental assistant for 43 years - starting out with “on the job training”. She is amazed at all the changes in dentistry that keep her career interesting and exciting. She also serves on the Advisory Board for Dental Assisting at Midwest Technical Institute. In her spare time she loves to bake, craft, and practice Pilates. She has been married to Jim for 40 years, and their son, Chad, is 33.


Dental Assistant

Hello! I am typically the first face you see upon arrival. Now you may not recognize me every time as I change my hair faster than most people change their bedsheets. My husband and I are big Manchester City FC fans, love all things Harry Potter, and are frequent travelers. Sometimes all three of these are combined when we go the UK. I spend many evenings sweeping up animal hair from our rescue cat and dog. When I am not at work or traveling, you can find me either downtown Springfield at the Farmer's Market or supporting local businesses. Volunteering is something close to my heart as I strongly believe that having a healthy and happy community requires contributing whenever possible. I am also the Capati Dental foodie guru.


Scheduling Coordinator