Welcome to our webpage. We understand patients come to us with unique problems and concerns, and so we individualize your treatment to fit your needs, wants, and desires. Whether you are a new patient looking for a dental practice, or been coming to our office for decades we will always put your interest before ours. We are a privately owned single doctor practice, which emphasizes creating relationships and dental excellence.
Technology keeps changing, but teeth have remained the same. We take pride in our restorative care and in creating beautiful smiles for a lifetime. New materials come, and go, but certain materials have proven success and longevity. How long is dentistry suppose to last? That is a question we often ask ourselves. Milled and all porcelain crowns sound wonderful but show me a five year longevity study. We selected materials based on research studies and not marketing information. We work with outstanding technicians and manufacturers in order to give you a beautiful, non-toxic, long-lasting smile.
Dr. Zapatero is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists. The American College of Dentists (ACD) is the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society. Historically, only 3.5% of all dentist have been approved for membership. Selection criteria include a commitment to excellence, outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society.
Dr. Dag Zapatero is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He started is professional career as an associate, before acquiring the dental practice of Dr. Ernest Duvall. The Zapatero’s have two children. Their daughter, Caroline a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and, son, Zachary graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina. Caroline is branding director for an established internet firm New York City, and Zack is currently a medical student at The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Zapatero has been named one of “America's Top Dentist” for the last 15 years, and been recognized as a leader in the field of dentistry in 2018 by the Journal of Dental Technology. Dr. Zapatero is an adjunct faculty member the UNC School of Dentistry, and a visiting faculty and Scholar at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Zapatero has also received his Fellowship, Mastership, and Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dag Zapatero, DDS, MAGD
3020 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Tel. (757) 481-3893
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