Dr. Sonny Spera
Dr. Sonny Spera graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1981. With a four-year basketball scholarship he graduated from Syracuse University in 1985; majoring in Chemistry and Psychology. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. He was also the co-captain of the 1984-1985 Syracuse basketball team.
Dr. Spera graduated from SUNY Buffalo Dental School in 1989 in the top 10% of his class. At SUNY Buffalo Dental School he was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society. He was also UB Graduate Assistant Basketball coach. He currently serves as a part-time faculty member at the college.
Dr. Spera has been in private practice since 1989 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the Broome County Dental Society. He is also a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, the BC Dental Society and the BCDS Study Club.
Away from the office, he volunteers with several community organizations, including the Elks Club, the Son’s of Italy, the STNY Flyers, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. He is the founder and president of ME Hoops Inc.
Dr. Spera currently resides with his wife Angela, whom he met at Syracuse University, and their three children, Marcus, Erica, and Carla. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, basketball, golf, music and movies.
Dr. Jennifer Redmore
Dr. Jennifer Redmore is a family dentist. She has been with Progressive Dental, PLLC since graduating from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1997. Dr. Redmore is a 1993 graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Classical Civilizations.
She is also a product of the Catholic Schools of Broome County - St. John the Evangelist and Seton Catholic Central High School.
Dr. Redmore has been in private practice since 1997. She enjoys all aspects of dental practice and cares for patients of all ages. She loves to visit schools and present information on dental health, and has been asked occasionally to participate in career fairs at Binghamton University.
Dr. Redmore is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Society, the International Association of Orthodontics, and both state and local dental societies.
Dr. Redmore and her husband Keith are currently serving their second term on the St. James Pastoral Parish Council and she is a member of the Catholic Schools of Broome County Advisory Board. Dr. Redmore and her husband are also part of the pre-Cana at St. James team and serve as instructors.
Dr. Redmore loves spending time with students interested in pursuing dentistry as a career. She also enjoys working with high school and college interns to help guide them on their way in this wonderful profession.
Dr. Redmore was born and raised in Binghamton and loves this community. She and her husband are the proud parents of five young children, Luke, James, Mary, John and Mark.
Dr. Brian Blanchard
Dr. Brian Blanchard grew up in a rural community east of Rochester, NY and upon graduation from high school, moved to Buffalo where he attended Buffalo State College. He received a B.A. in Biology while in Buffalo and moved to Cleveland to pursue a degree in Dentistry from Case Western Reserve University.
Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Blanchard began a residency at the Medical College of Virginia and the Hunter-Holmes-McGuire Veterans Hospital. Dr. Blanchard was the chief resident in his second year, and received the Laclede Award as the national outstanding hospital dentist. Following completion of his residency Dr. Blanchard went on staff at Medical College of Virginia/ Virginia Commonwealth University and the Veterans Hospital.
Dr. Blanchard has been in private practice since 1997, and joined Progressive Dental, PLLC in the fall of 1998. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the New York State Dental Association. He does volunteer work with Binghamton General Hospital.
Dr. Blanchard currently lives in Endwell with his wife Sabina and their twin boys, Teague and Liam. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Dr. Matthew L. Franklin
Dr. Matthew L. Franklin grew up locally in Endwell/ Endicott and graduated from Penn State University in 2000. He received his DDS from New York University in 2004 and completed a one-year general practice residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and the Memorial/Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Franklin has been with Progressive Dental, PLLC since 2005 and is currently accepting patients for their orthodontic needs.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the International Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Franklin volunteers his time each year at the annual Greek Festival in Vestal, NY. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, tennis, traveling and Greek/Mediterranean cuisine. He and his wife Monica currently reside in Binghamton.
Dr. Oreida Quinones
Dr. Oreida Quinones was born and grew up in Puerto Rico. She received her degree in Dentistry from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Odontology in 2003. She completed a two-year Advanced Education In General Dentistry residency at Columbia University.
Dr. Quinones received an award from the Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and the Sixth District Dental Society.
Dr. Quinones has been in private practice since 2005, and joined Progressive Dental, PLLC in January of 2006.
She volunteers with the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, DWAH and the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association.
Dr. Quinones resides in Endicott with her husband Edwin and their daughter. When she is not busy at the office, she enjoys spending time with family, Latin dancing, traveling and outdoor activities.
Dr. Michelle Boyd
Dr. Michelle Boyd grew up in Endwell, NY and graduated from Maine-Endwell High School. She attended LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Chemistry. Dr. Boyd graduated in 2010 from University at Buffalo Dental School where she was active in the American Student Dental Association and student admissions committee. She represented the dental school at numerous dental conferences throughout her education. Dr. Boyd enjoys participating in outreach and volunteer experiences. She has travelled to Mexico and the Dominican Republic to provide dental care for underserved populations. She participates in Give Kids a Smile Day and Smile Education Day annually.
Dr. Boyd completed a general practice residency in dental oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY in 2011. She has advanced training in comprehensive dental care before, during and after cancer treatment.
Dr. Boyd is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association and the Sixth District Dental Society.
In her spare time she enjoys running, skiing, and spending time with her dog Gadget.
Dr. Nicholas DeRensis
Dr. Nicholas DeRensis grew up and attended high school locally in Norwich, NY. He earned a teaching degree from SUNY Oswego in 1966 and taught elementary school for 5 years in Fulton, NY. Dr. DeRensis went on to complete graduate course work at Southern Illinois University before attending dental school at the University of Illinois.
Upon graduation from dental school in 1977, Dr. DeRensis returned to Norwich where he went into private practice. He practiced general dentistry for 28 years, dedicating himself to the needs of his patients. In 2004 he transitioned his practice to Progressive Dental. In 2012, Dr. DeRensis returned to dentistry and continues to enjoy meeting new patients and reconnecting with others he has worked with for many years.
He is a member of the American Dental Society, the Sixth District Dental Society and the NY State Dental Society.
Dr. DeRensis has many hobbies that include classic car restoration, boating, fishing and hunting. He is also a dedicated grandfather, spending as much time as possible with his grandsons, Anthony and Nicholas.