We understand that patients come with their own set of unique problems and concerns, therefore we individualize treatment to fit your needs, wants, and desires. We always put your interest before ours. Dr. Zapatero's commitment to excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society lead to his selection for Fellowship to the prestigious American College of Dentist. The ACD recognizes just 3.5% of dentist in America for Fellowship. 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.
Dr. Dag Zapatero graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, and moved to Virginia Beach. He was an associate for with Dr. Gerald Einhorn, before purchasing the practice of Dr. Ernest Duvall's in 1993. The Zapatero's are active with various charities and share a passion for food. The Zapatero’s have two children, his daughter, Caroline is a 2014 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is now a Global Branding Specialist for Lenovo. His son, Zachary, who is a sophomore at Davidson College where he is in the pre-med track and plays on the varsity tennis team.
Dr. Zapatero was recognized by the Journal of Dental Technology in their annual Who's Hot List for 2013, as a leader in the field of Dental Technology. Dr. Zapatero is a visiting faculty member at the L.D. Pankey Institute, 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 Credential 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 10 years!
Dag Zapatero, DDS, MAGD
3020 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Tel. (757) 481-3893
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