Our newest addition to the practice is Dr. Daneen Zug! Yep, you guessed it: Dr. Daneen is the daughter of our very own Dr. David A. Zug.
Dr. Daneen adds a fresh new outlook on dentistry! She graduated with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in May of 2016. UMB is listed in the top 5 dental schools in the country! While in dental school, Dr. Daneen was involved in many school organizations. Her most profound influences were serving on the executive board for the American Association of Women Dentists and participating in the school’s Recruitment and Admissions Committee where she helped to select qualified applicants for admissions into the program. Due to her excellence in both didactic and clinical performances, she was awarded membership to the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society.
While in dental school, Daneen served and furthered her education as a member of the Aesthetics & Cosmetics Dental Society, American Student Dental Association, Christian Medical & Dental Association, Oral Diagnosis Study Club, Special Care Dental Association, and the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. Dr. Daneen volunteered regularly for the Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, and even visited Maryland elementary schools to provide dental exams, place sealants, and encourage proper oral hygiene. During her final year of training she was selected to a clerkship providing dental care to survivors of domestic violence. Her experiences in dental school include over 8 weeks of externships at the Wellspan York Hospital and the UM clinic in Perryville, Maryland. Here she was able to advance her education and abilities by hands-on learning outside of the school environment.
Prior to dental school, Daneen graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, Movement Science. She also started and served as a captain of the PSU Division I field hockey team. Daneen now resides in Manheim and is very involved with the community. She is a volunteer coach for the Manheim Central High School Field Hockey Team and accepted a position to coach with the Lanco Premier Field Hockey for the indoor season this past winter. She is still active in sports, playing in field hockey leagues all year round and even making the commitment to travel back to Baltimore for her dodgeball league in the Fall. Daneen’s hobbies include boating on the Chesapeake Bay, skiing, traveling, arts, and enjoying time with her family and friends. Daneen embodies the passion and motivation for dentistry that we look for in our team. We believe our staff and our patients are very lucky to have her join our practice!