Dr. Rapolla grew up on the Pacific island of Guam and received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California- San Diego. After working as a dental assistant for a year, he attended the UCLA School of Dentistry to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
While in Los Angeles, Dr. Rapolla was a part of many dental mission trips to Mexico which ignited his passion for pediatric dentistry. He went on to receive his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry. He met his wife, Sandi, in Dallas, and worked in private practice before deciding to expand his knowledge in orthodontics and graduating from the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs, traveling, cooking, and being outdoors.