Meet Dr. Michael A. Zerivitz of Deltona, FL

Dr Michael Zerivitz at Deltona Smiles Dentistry offers a rare combination of artistic as well as scientific aspect to his dental patients in Deltona Florida where he has been practicing for over 30 years. Being a constant student, he loves learning all the latest techniques in dentistry. When combined with his gentle touch and artistic eye, Dr. “Z” has earned the reputation of having “angel hands”.

While his reviews speak for himself, we’d like to share a little more about Dr. Zerivitz’s background. In addition to appearing in local TV news programs to help educate the public about some of the latest advances in Cosmetic Dentistry, he has been able to share his expertise with Dental Students around the world as a guest lecturer to both the faculty and students at the University of Berne, Switzerland, Bologna, Italy and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Dr. Z has closely studied directly with Dr. Dick Barnes the founder of Arrowhead Seminars and also with one of the founders of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Bill Dorfman, as well as taken many courses with the prestigious Dawson Academy.

Dr. Michael Zerivitz, a native of Baltimore, MD came to Florida as a US NAVY Dentist, at the Naval Training Center in Orlando.  After his military service, he came straight to Deltona, and has been here ever since as a proud contributing member of our community. 

Educated at The George Washington University and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, “Dr. Z” is very community-minded.  Over the years, he has run local Health Fairs, lectured on Dentistry, visited schools to teach about dental care, and has mentored students from dental assisting programs.  Dr. Zerivitz has also been a volunteer dentist in Brazil and Thailand and his articles have been published on new dental techniques. 

As a recipient of The Greater Orlando Business Ethics Award, Dr. Z puts his values to work every day in his office– to treat his patients like they were part of his own family.  

Dr. Zerivitz is married to the lovely Ody. Their children are grown and on their own.  Both Ody and Dr. Z enjoy traveling and pursuing Dr. Z’s serious hobby of travel photography.  He has been awarded the national Master of Photography degree, the Florida degree of Photographic Excellence, is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), and teaches on behalf of the Professional Photographers of America.  Dr. Z is also a three-time winner of the prestigious Photographer of the Year award.  His award-winning pictures are exhibited in his dental office for the delight of his patients. 

In addition to doing dentistry, Dr. Zerivitz is also a Portrait Artist. This means is that he has studied the face and knows a significant amount about proportion, shading, colors and shape. All these factors will benefit his patients when creating their “masterpiece smiles”.

Some of the best cosmetic dentists see dentistry not just a function of using the more durable materials, but also, of using those materials that will give the most life-like natural look to their restorations. Dr. Z feels that dentistry is an “art” and he enjoys the color-matching and layering process to produce highly esthetic results with his dentistry. This is one reason why many of his patients will drive from nearby counties to have Dr. Z do their dentistry.