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Meet The Doctors

Dr. Alisa Madson

Dr. Alisa Madson loves changing lives through creating healthy, beautiful smiles. The power of a nice smile is priceless. With a transformed smile, many patients feel more comfortable to smile more and to connect with others, which can be a huge, life-changing confidence booster.

Dr. Madson grew up in the Twin Cities Metro area. She attended the University of Minnesota at Morris and went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. There she obtained her dental degree and completed her orthodontic residency. Dr. Madson loves to learn and continues to do so via continuing education courses and a Spear interdisciplinary study club. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a certified Invisalign provider.

Dr. Madson enjoys traveling, cooking, and outdoor activities. Being a life-long Minnesotan, she has embraced activities such as ice hockey and skiing. Another passion of hers is learning about ever-changing technology in our world. Because of this interest, Dr. Madson has been able to use technology to increase efficiency and comfort while providing orthodontic care. She considers it a privilege to help people achieve their best smile and looks forward to working with you!

Dr. Richard Zapfel

Dr. Richard Zapfel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Dr. Zapfel received his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota. He would later complete his orthodontic residency and earn his M.S. degree at the University of Minnesota.

In practice for over 30 years, Dr. Zapfel stays abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics with memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists, Midwest Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Minneapolis District Dental Society and the 21st Century Study Club.

Dr. Zapfel is kind, and has a deep caring and compassion for people. He has an eye for art and beauty, which is evident in his patients “after” photos, as well as his beautiful garden the clients have the ability to see when in his exam room through the wall of windows.

Dr. Zapfel has been honored in the Top Dentist Minnesota Monthly Magazine, he has also been recognized in the Top Dentist Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine 8 times in 2000-2014, and in 2014 he was a recipient into the Top Dentist Hall of Fame in the Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine.

PuraVida Orthodontics


1130 NE County Hwy 10 | Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, 55432, USA


Office hours vary by week, please contact our office for the current week's hours.


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