John Capp is Wollongong born and bred having attended the then selective Wollongong High School. He studied dentistry at Sydney University finishing in the top of his year being awarded the coveted Dental Operative Prize for Clinical Restorative Dentistry on graduation.
In his latter years at University he received a Direct Entry Officer Scholarship and joined the Australian Defence Force. He practiced as a dentist with the Army for 5 years at Puckapunyal and Townsville attaining the rank of Captain. In 1988 he set up two practices at Wollongong University and Dapto, which he still operates today.
He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the St George Area Dental Study Group and the Dental Ed Study Group. He has a passion for surfing and a love of the outdoors.