Meet the Doctor

Dr. Clifford Cappelli
Dr. Clifford Cappelli DMD, F.A.G.D

After serving as a Major in the United States Army, Dr. Clifford Cappelli and his family settled in Garfield County, opening Rifle Dental Care in 1998. Dr. Cappelli has been practicing for over 30 years, providing comprehensive dental care in Rifle, Colorado. As a patient of Rifle Dental Care, you will benefit from the best of Dr. Cappelli’s professional education, enthusiasm for dentistry, and his years of clinical experience. Dr. Cappelli is a husband, father of four, and a United States Army veteran. His interests include everything Broncos, deep-sea fishing, biking, and travel.


  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), University of Pennsylvania, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo

Advanced Post-Graduate Studies

  • Dr. Cappelli keeps up to date on state-of-the-art procedures through continuing education classes and certifications, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced general dentistry available.

Expert in the Field of

  • General Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry


  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)

Less than 5% of all Dentists Achieve Fellowship Status. A “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. Attaining Fellowship allows dentists to remain current with what is new in dentistry, and to incorporate the latest research techniques into their practices.

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