About Us

David. Lepelletier


North Jersey native, Dr. Lepelletier spent the first 10 years of his life living on Lake Shawnee in Jefferson. He went to The College of New Jersey and then worked as a chemist for four years while getting his masters at Fairleigh Dickinson University before realizing his dream of becoming a dentist. He served as Chief Resident at Newark Beth Israel’s Dental Program and completed a 3 year training course at New York University in implants. While dentists are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education a year Dr. Lepelletier has averaged over 200 a year. Outside of the office he enjoys camping, canoeing, hiking and anything outdoors.

Katrina Verendia


Dr. Katrina Verendia graduated Magna Cum Laude from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She obtained her DMD degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and advanced her training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She has since worked at a pediatric dental office and a general dental office finding purpose in relaxing the anxious patient. Her interest in the dental profession began when her family dentist discussed with her opportunities in the career for mission trips to third world countries. She feels very blessed to have had the opportunity to serve on a mission trip herself in Guatemala and looks forward to treating you with compassion, kindness, and integrity. When not in the office you’ll find Dr. V hiking, camping, and playing and with her dog Brooksie.


Principal of Lafayette Family Dentistry

Michael G. Hopkins D.M.D. , PA, the principal of Lafayette Family Dentistry, graduated from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Dental School in 1987. Upon graduation he was given the distinction of being selected as a member of OKU Honorary Dental Society. Michael G. Hopkins D.M.D. is also recognized in the "Guide to America's Top Dentists". Being selected for this listing is an honor, and these achievements have made him one of the nation's most excellent dental providers. In his free time, Michael G. Hopkins D.M.D.'s hobbies are water skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, motorcycles, and antique cars. He is a resident of Branchville and married with two children.


Associate Doctors

Sirin Ocharoen D.M.D. was born and raised in the state of NJ. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from New York University in 2006. She then received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Dental and Medicine of NJ in 2010. She completed her general practice residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a very reputable program in NJ. Since then, she has returned as a attending physician, volunteering her time to teach the new dental residents. Sirin Ocharoen D.M.D. participates in many continuing education programs. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the NJ Dental Assosication, and active member of the Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society. She is looking foward to providing comprehensive dental care to her patients in a serene and warm-welcoming environment. With her genuine nature and cheery personality, she treats every patients like they are family and is confident that she can build a long-lasting relationship with each and every one of you. When she is not at the office, Sirin Ocharoen D.M.D. will most likely be seen at local restaurants with her family and friends. Coming from a family who has been in the restaurant business nearly all her life, she likes to call herself a true "foodie". Don't forget to spark up some conversations about places you have dined with her!

Our staff includes:

Five general dentists, Three dental hygienists, Four office administrators, and Four dental assistants with multiple staff members who have been employed with the office for over fifteen years.

Why Choose Us

Safety Conscious
Nitrous Oxide
OSHA Compliant

More About Us

Lafayette Family Dentistry was established in 1990 and is located in the heart of Sussex County on Route 15 in Lafayette, NJ. With over 23 years of dental expertise, let Lafayette Family Dentistry help you achieve your healthy smile!