Dr. Zapatero selected as one of the five most influential in Dental Technology by JDT
We are please you have chosen to visit our site and learn more about Dr. Zapatero and our office. You will soon learn why our patients love our gentle and caring manner. As soon as you walk through our doors most people notice a difference about our office. Our patients often say that we have the best reading material of ANY office they visit. There is no need to sign in ( you are our guest and we are expecting, you'll hear laughter and see a team that has fun and cares about each other. This is a great place to work!
We also understand that patients come with their own set of unique problems and concerns, therefore we individualize your treatment to fit your needs, wants, and desires. We invite you to check out the "Our team" page, there you can learn more about our exceptional support staff of hygienist, dental assistant, and front office support. This year our office is celebrating our 24th year devoted to building patient relationships through dental excellence.
A commitment to excellence started while Dr. Dag Zapatero attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Upon graduation the Zapatero’s moved to Virginia Beach, where he established his practice dedicated to dental excellence. The Zapatero’s have two children, his daughter, Caroline is a senior at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his son, Zack, who is a freshmen at Davidson College in North Carolina.
In January, Dr. Zapatero was recognized by the Journal of Dental Technology as a leader in the field of Dental Technology and acknowledge in the JDT's annual Who's Hot List for 2013. Dr. Zapatero is a visiting faculty member at the L.D. Pankey Institute, in Key Biscayne, FL., and he lectures both locally and nationally on a variety of dental topics. Dr. Zapatero was awarded his Fellowship and Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry. He has completed Aesthetic Credentialing at UCLA School of Dentistry and completed several prestigious national programs including, the Seattle Institute for Dental Excellence, the New York Aesthetic Dentistry Continuum. Dr. Zapatero also successfully completed the rigorous Pankey Scholar program at the L. D. Pankey Institute, and was presented with a Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2009. Dr. Zapatero and Starfish Dental have been named one of “America's Top Dentist” for the last 9 years!
We also believe in giving back to our community and to education. Dr. Zapatero is a on the Board of Governors for the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic who in the last 20 years has awarded more that two million dollars to "help educate young people" in our community. Dr. Zapatero has also served on the UNC School of Dentistry Alumni Board and on the Dental Foundation of N.C. In 2003 Dr. Zapatero established the Miguel and Carolina Hernandez memorial Scholarship at UNC School of Dentistry which award a partial scholarship to minority dental student. This year we just presented our 10th scholarship!
Dag Zapatero, DDS, MAGD
3020 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Tel. (757) 481-3893
Academy of General Dentistry
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