OUR NEWPORT IRVINE DENTAL TEAM
DR. DONALD GRUPE
Dr. Donald Grupe is a highly skilled Newport-Irvine dentist who is dedicated to providing gentle and effective care to patients of all dental backgrounds. Designing, creating, enhancing, and maintaining a beautiful smile is his specialty. His state of the art dental care incorporates experience, refined skill, gentle delivery and attention to detail in every procedure. Dr. Grupe’s preventive and maintenance care allows his patients’ oral health to remain in optimal condition.
A graduate of two of the best schools in the country, Occidental College and UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Donald Grupe achieved his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in a field that he is passionate about. He believes that excellent oral health begins with education and prevention. Dr. Grupe has made it his mission to enlighten patients in the ways that they can take greater control over their own dental health. He is committed to continuing his dental health education, as well as remaining aware of the latest advancements in his field.
- Occidental College
- UCLA School of Dentistry
- UCLA Postdoctoral Residency in Gnathology and Occlusion: TMJ Specialty
- USC School of Dentistry Clinical Lecturer and Instructor
- International College of Applied Nutrition Fellow
- Samara University of Health Science Bachelor Degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture
- Charter Member of Holistic Dental Association
OUR NEWPORT IRVINE STAFF
At Newport Irvine Dental, we hire only the most qualified individuals to serve our patients and their families. All of our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly proficient in their office duties. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after a visit to Dr. Grupe, do not hesitate to speak with one of our staff members. They are readily standing by to address your needs.
SARI LAZATIN, FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR
Sari has been working in dentistry for over 20 years and feels very fortunate to be part of an industry that is in the business of making a difference in peoples’ lives. She especially loves seing make-over smiles in the practice because it makes the patients happy and even emotional due to the dramatic transformation in their appearance. She feels dentistry is a rewarding field to work in and looks forward to being a part of it for years to come. Sari lives in Seal Beach with her husband and two sons.
ANH LE, R.D.H.
Anh received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from USC in 2000. She has been practicing in Orange County for the past fourteen years and has been part of Dr. Grupe’s wonderful dental team since 2007. Anh finds it very rewarding to help her patients maintain good oral health while getting to know many wonderful people. When Anh is not working, she likes to spend time with her son Ethan. She also likes shopping, cooking, and getting together with her family.
MARIA ESPARZA, R.D.A.
Maria Esparza has been a dental assistant for 10 years and recently passed all her RDA certifications. Maria truly loves and enjoys being a registered dental assistant, helping patients maintain good oral hygiene, as well as getting to know all the patients on a personal level. Our dental assistant works well with others and always has a beautiful smile on her face.