Starfish Dental
Welcome to Starfish Dental
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.
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Meet Dag Zapatero, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Zapatero is a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and has been named one of "America's Top Dentist" for the last 15 years. Dr. Zapatero received his Fellowship, Mastership, and Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, and he is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists. He was recognized as a leader in the field of dentistry twice by the Journal of Dental Technology. Dr. Zapatero is also an adjunct faculty member the UNC School of Dentistry, and a visiting faculty and Scholar at the L.D. Pankey Institute.

Dr. Zapatero is most proud of his Fellowship of the prestigious American College of Dentists, which limits membership to just 3.5% of all dentists.
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3020 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Office Hours
M-Th 8:30am to 5:00pm
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Welcome to our Practice

We understand patients come to us with unique problems and concerns.  We take time to listen to your concerns and provide you with the individual attention you desire. Dr. Zapatero and his staff believe in delivering dental excellence and their passion fosters an understanding that the art and science is what creates natural beauty with predictable function. 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. 

Whatever your dental goals, we offer choices that enable you to make educated decisions about your own oral health and take the fear out of dentistry. Our website is full of information about cosmetic dental procedures, our clinic, and our services. To learn more, you can read our content or contact us anytime with questions.

While technology and materials keep changing 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 lovely but if you can't find any five-year research study on any of these materials how can you measure their success?  We selected materials based on research studies and not marketing information. We work with master technicians and manufacturers to give you a beautiful, non-toxic, long-lasting smile.

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 lovely but you can't five any five-year research study on any of these materials. We selected materials based on research studies and not marketing information. We work with outstanding technicians and manufacturers to give you a beautiful, non-toxic, long-lasting smile.

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