Dr. David Zug first opened this dental practice on the square in Manheim in 1983, after receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD) from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine earlier that year. Dr. Zug received training in all the fields of general comprehensive dentistry, and completed numerous externships in the “specialties” of the Profession while at the University of Pittsburgh. He also was very involved in Organized Dentistry, having served as the Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine President, and Trustee of the Northeast Regional Dental Schools. Dr. Zug received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Honors Biology in 1978.
A Lititz native, Dr. Zug returned to settle in Manheim with his wife Claudia, who is originally from Manheim. Together they chose the quaint and charming town square to locate their home and office in the fall of 1983. Although the family now resides on the north side of town, the dental practice remains at 24 Market Square, its original location. They now have three grown children, David, Graham, and Daneen, all Penn State graduates. With Dr. Zug and his staff deeply embedded in the Manheim community, the practice has thrived alongside all the hometown developments of the area. Dr. Zug serves the Manheim Central School District as the School Dentist, while assisting numerous sports teams, and various Lancaster County and Manheim area organizations.
While at the University of Pittsburgh dental school Dr. Zug expounded on his broad clinical training by completing several advanced programs in specialty and general dentistry at Allegheny General Hospital, Erie Veterans Administration Hospital, and Westmoreland Regional Hospital. Since then Dr. Zug maintains a very active continuing education program in multiple disciplines including general dentistry, advances in esthetics, orthodontics, emergency care, and new materials and technology. He is a lifetime member of the United States Dental Institute, Lancaster County Dental Society and Pennsylvania Dental Association along with the American Dental Association. Dr. Zug is an active participant in the Seattle Study Club, and multiple educational and advancement programs through both university and private organizations.
Although there are many accomplishments that Dr. Zug has had in his life he is most proud of the quality of Dentistry that he has brought to his patients, and for the pleasant atmosphere he has created in his office. This dental practice is truly a gathering of friends, benefitting from exceptional dental care. Together, Dr. Zug and his staff continue to give Manheim and Lancaster County Something to Smile About!