Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Gasper Lazzara, DDS, launches a new website aimed at promoting service to others by sharing inspirational stories of those who made an impact on his life. Through the website, GasperLazzara.com, he hopes that the stories will help motivate others toward a fulfilling a life of service.
Dr. Lazzara began his career as a private practice orthodontist. In 1985, he founded Orthodontic Centers of America, a leading provider of integrated business services to orthodontic practices. In 2002, he launched Orthodontic Education Company, where he established three ADA-accredited orthodontic programs responsible for university contributions in excess of $12 million.
Dr. Lazzara’s mission to support education has resulted in awards and accolades such as Forbes’ 200 Hot Small Companies and Entrepreneur of the Year in Florida from Inc. Magazine and Ernst and Young, respectively. Dr. Lazzara is active in his community of Jacksonville, FL, and has made many charitable donations. In fact, he was awarded Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year by Florida’s First Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2004.
“Gasper’s work has impacted many people. He transformed the lives of his patients by improving their smiles and self-confidence. He also made orthodontics more affordable for a large segment of the population who otherwise would not have sought treatment,” said Marc Fraga. “Not only has he helped colleagues build successful orthodontic practices, he has provided necessary resources to help cultivate future generations of orthodontists.”
When asked why he chose the orthodontic profession, Dr. Lazzara said, “There’s no greater satisfaction than making someone’s life better just by doing what I love to do every single day.”
Learn more about Dr. Lazzara, his work and foundations at http://gasperlazzara.com/.
About Gasper Lazzara
Dr. Gasper Lazzara has more than 35 years of experience in the orthodontic industry, including maintaining a private orthodontic practice for 25 years, serving as CEO of Orthodontic Centers of America (OCA), and CEO of Orthodontic Education Company. In addition, Gasper Lazzara and his wife, Irene, founded the Lazzara Family Foundation to fund education, the arts and challenges of economic disparity and community efforts especially relating to children. Since its inception, the foundation has provided more than $10 million in grants to worthy organizations.