Dr. Canepa grew up in Rocky River and now resides in the Lakewood area. He attended St. Christopher Elementary School, St. Ignatius High School and St. Michael's College in Vermont, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He went on to Case Western Reserve University for both his dental and orthodontic specialty training. His master’s thesis was written on degenerative changes in the temporomandibular joint. He spent two years in Pensacola, Florida as a dentist in the United States Navy.
Dr. Canepa and his wife, Linda, a dentist also practicing in Rocky River, have four children: Alexandra, Hannah, Ian and Everette, and a golden retriever named Buddy.
Dr. Canepa spends his time away from the office playing any ball sports, skiing, snowboarding and running.