We love what we do, and it shows on our faces—it seems we’re always smiling around here. You’ll find our staff is friendly and up-beat–and we’ll do our best to make your visit comfortable, and even fun. And all the while we’ll be providing you with the highest quality dental care. Don’t be surprised if it’s the best time you’ve had at a dental office.
Our dental family is dedicated to your family’s dental care, offering a warm and welcoming environment for children and adults alike. We will do everything possible to make your visits comfortable for your family, and will strive to complete your treatments efficiently and as quickly as possible. We look forward to welcoming you into our dental family.
Dr. Lawrence Lesperance was born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida. He graduated from Columbus High School, earned his B.A. in Biology from Brown University, in the Ivy League, where he also played football and rugby. He earned his Dental degree from Emory University. He completed a one year General Practice Residency in Advanced Dentistry at Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach, Florida. He also completed an Advanced Dentistry program at the prestigious Pankey Institute on Key Biscayne, Florida and completed training program from the renowned Dentist Dr. Peter Dawson on TMD and occlusion. He is certified in CPR, Nitrous oxide sedation and restoration of the following Dental Implant systems: Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Ha-Ti, IMZ, Frialit-2, Astra, Biomet 3-I, BioHorizons and Thommen.
He takes pride in staying current with cutting-edge Dentistry by attending numerous hours of continuing education courses all over the country every year and has acquired the latest technologically advanced Dental equipment. He is one of the few CEREC Dentists in the area.
Dr. Lesperance has enjoyed practicing Dentistry since 1986. In November of 2004, after practicing for 18 years in South Miami, Florida, he purchased the Dental practice of Dr. Norman Zarr and Dr. Jack Power and relocated his dental office to his present location in Coral Gables, Florida. Renovations of his beautiful Mediterranean 1961- built office are now complete. Dr. Lesperance is fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Lesperance has three daughters, Kaley, Kristine and Kourtney and lives on Key Biscayne, Florida. Dr. Lesperance enjoys traveling, running, biking, roller blading, ocean kayaking, swimming and occasionally competing in a local 5K or sprint triathalon race.
Irene Stavros was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and attended school both in Michigan and Miami. She graduated from Miami-Dade College with an AA and AS in Dental Hygiene and is currently pursuing a degree in Health Science Administration at Barry University. She has been in dentistry for 35 years. She began her career in this practice with Dr. Jack Power as a receptionist and then became his assistant and office manager. While working, she enrolled back in school and became a hygienist. Upon Dr. Power’s retirement, she worked for Dr. Norman Zarr as an office manager/hygienist. She has now joined Dr. Lesperance’s Dental Office team. She has seen many of the families grow and children become parents.
She has been very involved through the years with her professional association. Her involvement has included President of the Florida Dental Hygiene Assosciation, appointed by governor Lawton Chiles and Governor Jeb Bush to the Florida Board of Dentistry as one of two dental hygienist members and vice-chair. She also served on the American Assosciation of Dental Examiners Executive Council. She has made many public presentations, continuing education seminars and testified before the Florida Legislature on several dental issues. She is involved with the Billy Graham Rapid Response team and volunteers for the 4Kids of Florida – Safe Place in Broward County.
She was married to Manelous Stavros who passed away in 2005 and has 2 children. Her daughter Sia is married and lives in Porchester, NY, where she is a music therapist at the White Plains Senior Citizen Center. Her son Nick, is married and is a custom jeweler who travels throughout the US for a national gem company. She also has a grandson, Nick, who is pursuing a degree in architecture. She is fluent in English and Greek.
Osiris Irizarry was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. She graduated from La Sagrada Familia High School and completed coursework at the Universidad Autonoma del Caribe. She moved to the United States in 1993. She graduated from Robert Morgan Educational Center and is certified in Dental Radiology. She is married to a distinguished military officer who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. She has a son, Rafael, and a daughter, Alexandra, enjoys travel and spending time with her family. She joined Dr. Lesperance’s Dental Office team as his Dental assistant in 2006. She excels at making patients feel comfortable while getting Dental treatment. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Deya Alegria was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her family is originally from Masaya, Nicaragua. She graduated from Miami Senior High School in 2008 and from Miami Dade College in 2012 with an Associates in Arts in Elementary Education. While pursuing her career in early childhood education, she initiated her Dental career at Dr. John Raffel’s office as a Dental assistant/receptionist where she remained for three years. She joined Dr. Lesperance’s Dental office as a hygiene coordinator, where she is able to expand her previously acquired knowledge and skills. Deya schedules most of the cleaning appointments for our patients. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Madeline Gonzalez-Clavell was born of Cuban parents in San Juan, Puerto Rico and came to Miami when she was 7 years old. She attended Conchita Espinosa Academy and Lasalle and graduated from Laluz Lincoln Marti School. After two years at Miami-Dade College, she decided to become a flight attendant. She was hired by Pan Am and was able to travel to many different countries. After Pan Am closed, she worked for other various airlines and continued to travel extensively. She retired from the airline industry to stay home and raise her three children. After the children were old enough, she re-entered the work-force in the home health industry and for Baptist Hospital. Maddy then joined Dr. Lesperance’s Dental Office team and has been with him since 2003. She is the friendly face you first see when visiting our office and the first voice you hear when calling our office. She is in charge of the front desk and can help you with scheduling, insurance and billing questions. She is Fluent in English and Spanish.