Meet The Doctors

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David Zug, DMD

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!

Daneen Zug, DDS

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!


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