Coronavirus Pandemic Impact On Our Ability To Provide Care

 

The health and safety of the communities we serve and our Team is too crucial for us to remain open during this time. As of March 16, our office postponed all appointments for non-essential dental treatment as ordered by Governor Ralph Northam until April 24. We will continue to see patients with dental emergencies. Please call the office at (757) 481-3893, and follow the prompts. Jennifer or Dr. Zapatero will contact you to schedule an emergency dental appointment. We are all in this together. Stay safe! 

 

Starfish Dental
Welcome to Starfish Dental
You come to us with unique problems and concerns; we individualize your treatment to fit your needs, wants, and desires. At Starfish Dental, we believe that a great smile can make a real difference in a person's life. When you look younger and feel healthier, you can smile with confidence and enjoy being social again. Isn't that what it's all about?
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. You are in the right place.
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Meet Dr. Dag Zapatero, MAGD, FACD
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 20 years. Dr. Zapatero has received his Fellowship, Mastership, and Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, and one of 60 international Pankey Scholars. He was recognized as a leader in the field of dentistry twice by the Journal of Dental Technology and is an adjunct faculty member at the UNC School of Dentistry, and a visiting faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Zapatero was also selected as the at-large member to the Legislative Committee of the Virginia Dental Association. Dr. Zapatero is proud of his selection as Fellowship of the very prestigious American College of Dentists, which limits membership to just 3.5% of all practicing dentists in the United States.
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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

Patients come to us with unique problems and challenges. Dr. Zapatero and his staff believe in thinking differently and solving complex dental issues.   We enjoy coming up with innovative and novel ways of looking at things and invite you to bring your dental problems that need a fresh pair of eyes, or that require an outside-the-box solution. We love to create beautiful smiles and tackle complex cases. 

Dr. Zapatero and his team believe in delivering dental excellence, and their passion fosters an understanding that art and science are 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 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 dental materials come and go, but certain ones have proven successful and provide the necessary longevity. How long is dentistry suppose to last? That is a question we often ask ourselves. Milled and all-porcelain crowns sound great, but if you can't find any five-year research study on any of these materials, how can you measure their success? We selected dental materials based on independent research and not company-driven marketing information. We work with master technicians and manufacturers to give you a beautiful, non-toxic, long-lasting smile. 

We are a privately owned single doctor practice, which emphasizes creating relationships and dental excellence. 

 

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