About Zoe Dental

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Why Zoe?

At Zoe Dental, we know you want to be comfortable going to the dentist. In order to do that you need a dental experience that puts you at ease.

The problem is you don’t get the customized care you want and need. You get frustrated trying to find the right dentist and end up putting off needed dental care. We believe you deserve personalized care from a dentist you can trust.

We understand many people feel uncomfortable about going to the dentist. It’s why we have a relaxed setting and a compassionate staff dedicated to you and your dental health.

Here's how we do it:
1. Call us to schedule your appointment.
We'll discuss your specific dental needs to ensure you receive the best treatment.

2. Make your selection from the comfort menu.
To make your visit as relaxing as possible, we offer warm blankets, essential oils, calming music, and more.

3. Experience the dentist in a whole new way.
With the right dental care and education, you'll have a brilliant smile and healthy teeth for a lifetime.

So, call us at 828-348-1275 to schedule your appointment. So you can stop stressing over going to the dentist and instead have the healthy smile you deserve.

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Welcome to Zoe Dental!

At Zöe Dental we strive to provide dentistry at a mastery level by combining the science of oral health with the art of communication. Zöe means “life” in Greek—when we begin working with you as a patient, we want your first appointment to be the beginning of a lifelong relationship.

Aside from the outstanding care and customer service we strive to provide, we truly want to share in the joys of our patients’ lives. We look forward to hearing about the weddings, graduations, children, travels, etc. However, we also understand that life has its sorrows and, as difficult as they can be, we are here to offer comforting support.

Here at Zöe Dental, we don’t just care for your dental health—our practice is caring about you and sharing life, together.

We depend on you—our patient—to be an integral team member. You know better than anyone how you feel and what you want. It’s our job to listen, make recommendations, and then implement a treatment plan that’s in your best interest.

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Our Team

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Sapna Hayes, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Hayes moved to the Asheville area from Ohio where she once served as a contract dentist in the Air Force Dental Corps. She has almost 20 years of dental experience. Some of her accomplishments include serving as chief of general dentistry, dental public health officer, and as a member of the forensic dental team. She also earned several meritorious service and commendation medals during her 10-year tenure with the Air Force. [MORE]

Dr. Hayes received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University- School of Dentistry in 1997.  She joined the US Air Force and served for 10 years. Her tenure in the military took her to England, Texas, Florida, California, and Ohio. During her service time, she served as Chief of General Dentistry, Dental Support Flight Commander, Dental Public Health Officer, and was on the Forensic dental team.

She created and founded the Red Cross Volunteer Dental Assisting Training Program at Lakenheath AFB in the United Kingdom which resulted in over 1200 hours/month of volunteer service from her students for the base’s multispecialty (over 30 dentists) clinic.  In her 3 years at this base, the training program relieved staffing shortages regularly (due to deployed active duty assistants) and provided employable skillsets for over 50 nonmilitary family members.

She also led an Air Force sponsored Guatemala Humanitarian Dental mission which provided dental treatment in three impoverished fishing villages.

She trained over 50 active duty dental assisting students and mentored 10 junior dentists in her AF career. She was featured twice in the US Air Force magazine for her mentorship and exemplary service as a dental officer. She was recognized as Company Grade Officer of the Quarter twice within one base’s Dental Corps and twice at another base’s Medical Corps (selected from over 800 medical and dental officers). She earned several meritorious service and commendation medals while serving her country and her patients.

In 2007, Dr. Hayes cofounded Winters Healthcare Dental Clinic to address the oral health needs for the underserved population in Winters, California, and surrounding rural areas.  The dental clinic is part of a nonprofit community health center that offers health care, dentistry, and integrated behavioral health services to all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay. The clinic has since grown to 10 staff members including 3 dentists.

She then moved with her active-duty husband to Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH where she worked as a civilian dentist for 4 years caring for service members keeping them deployable and mission ready.

After fulfilling their military obligations, she and her family settled in Asheville, North Carolina in 2012.  In 2013, she joined Zöe Dental’s team. She had an instant affinity to the practice’s mission to change the perspective of dentistry and for its’ community service. She provided free dental services (fillings and extractions) in nine Dentistry from the Heart events since 2013, five of the events were hosted by Zöe Dental.

Since 2013 through the Rotary Club of Asheville, she has teamed up with 4 dental/medical mission brigades to Honduras where 1000 patients were served with each annual mission.

In 2014, she joined a medical/dental mission endeavor to Kenya, Africa, and provided oral surgery treatment for the tribal Maasai people.

Furthering her dental career, she stays current on dental disciplines via continuing education through the Spear Education Continuum which focuses on comprehensive full mouth rehabilitation, Academy of General Dentistry and Hinman Meetings, and ADA conventions.

Dr. Hayes is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and Buncombe County Dental Society.  She is a certified provider for Invisalign since 2015.

When she’s not helping patients, Dr. Hayes loves to travel, cook, hike, and play tennis. She and her family are always ready for an adventure. [LESS]

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Jason Juarez, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Juarez moved to the Asheville area from Northwest Ohio, where he was the owner of Defiance Center of Dentistry and performed all services associated with general dentistry. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, receiving his degree in 1997. Over the years Dr. Juarez has served as the President of Maumee Valley Dental Society and a Spear Faculty Club Member. He is also a Faculty Member of Light Force America, which is a group dedicated to the treatment of malocclusions with light, gentle forces. [MORE]

Once Dr. Juarez heard Zoe Dental’s vision, the decision to join our team was simple. “There is nothing quite like the feeling of helping people and changing a patient’s perspective around dentistry, I find joy in bringing ease to a patient and knowing that we are going to get through this together,” says Dr. Juarez. “It’s one of the best parts of my job.

Dr. Juarez and his wife, Laura, have two children, 16 year old Jack and 14 year old Maya. They also have two dogs, Augustus and Lucas. In his spare time Dr. Juarez enjoys playing basketball with his son, golfing, and being outside.

Fun Fact: He is also a DJ but saves this talent mostly for his daughter’s school events and house parties. [LESS]

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Perry Stamatiades, DDS, MAGD

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Dentist | Master, Academy of General Dentistry | Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists | Fellow, International Congress of Dentists

Dr. Stamatiades is a native of Asheville and the Founder and CEO of Zoe Dental. After earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2002, Dr. Stamatiades completed a one-year residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC., focusing on comprehensive dentistry and working with medically compromised patients. Later in 2006, he completed a mini-residency in dental implants from the Misch Institute, which is affiliated with Temple University. [MORE]

He holds fellowships in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the International College of Dentists. In 2014, he was awarded his Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry which less than 1% of dentists in the US and Canada have achieved.

Dr. Stamatiades has served as President of the Buncombe County Dental Society and has been named WLOS News 13 Person of the Week. He has been awarded the prestigious American Dental Association International Service Award and the North Carolina Dental Society Commendation Award. He has co-authored two journal articles, one of which has appeared in the esteemed Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Stamatiades has also authored a book; Saving Your Smile: Your Guide to a Healthier Smile and a Healthier You which was released in 2018.

Dr. Stamatiades strongly believes in giving back to the community. He has orchestrated a free day of dentistry through his office by partnering with the national philanthropic organization Dentistry from the Heart, as well as providing a free day of dentistry for Veterans with Smiles for Freedom. When he is not promoting oral health, you can find him spending time with his growing family, hiking, reading, and enjoying the mountains.

Click here to read Dr. Stamatiades’ professional resume. [LESS]

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Kelly Van Wagenen, DDS, FAGD, D.ABDSM

Dentist

A native of Coventry Connecticut, Dr. Kelly Van Wagenen, and her husband moved to the area and are excited to call Asheville, NC home. Dr. Van Wagenen obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hartford in Connecticut with a major in Respiratory Therapy. She went on to receive her DDS from SUNY-Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, and completed a one-year Advanced Education in the General Dentistry Residency Program through East Carolina University at a dental practice located in Sylva, NC. [MORE]

Dr. Van Wagenen is a licensed general dentist at Zöe Dental, a comprehensive dental practice in Asheville, NC. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in Buffalo, NY, ranked among the top 10 in the nation. During her time in Buffalo, she served as President of the American Association of Women Dentists- Buffalo Student Chapter. Through this role, Dr. Van Wagenen coordinated a new outreach program that provides free dental education and oral health screening for residents at a local women’s shelter. She also volunteered her time as a participant in multiple outreach events through Remote Area Medical (RAM), and UB’s Smile Education Day.

Dr. Van-Wagenen chose to further her education by completing a residency program at East Carolina University’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry, located in Sylva, NC. This program allowed her to expand her skills in all aspects of general dentistry, including but not limited to, dental implants, crown and bridge, root canal treatment, extractions, and pre-prosthetic surgery.

While Dr. Van Wagenen had always intended on pursuing a career in dentistry, she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Care at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT. She was awarded for Outstanding Academic and Clinical Performed by the Connecticut Society for Respiratory Care. She acquired her certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, which is recognized as the “standard of excellence” in the field. She worked at Hartford Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center. She currently practices Dental Sleep Medicine by providing dental sleep apnea appliances to patients in the area.  She is WNC’s only dental provider who was also a certified Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Dr. Van Wagenen remains committed to staying up to date on the current dental literature through Continuing Education. She also continues to practice philanthropy, most recently by providing free dental care at Zöe Dental’s Dentistry from the Heart event. Her love for animals finds her volunteering at Asheville’s local Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. During her free time, Dr. Van Wagenen enjoys hiking, running, riding bikes, and enjoying the amazing views that Asheville has to offer.

What do you like most about working at Zöe Dental?

“Everyone has been very welcoming during the starting process so I am excited for the opportunity to work in such a positive environment around people who truly enjoy what they do.” [LESS]

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Left to Right | Marcia, Erin, Caroleen, Hanna, Jill, Kathleen, Hayli, Mary Lou, Amber, Emily

HYGIENE TEAM

Left to Right | Amy, Angela, Marija, Beth, Nikki

ASSISTANT TEAM

Left to Right | Olivia, Amanda, Kayla, Abigail, Maxine, Skylar, Macie

OFFICE TEAM

Left to Right | Karen, Kristen

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Even making an appointment is stress-free at Zoe Dental.

Ready for a Relaxing Dental Visit?

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    1. Call us to schedule your appointment

    We'll discuss your specific dental needs to ensure you receive the best treatment.

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    2. Make your selection from the comfort menu

    To make your visit as relaxing as possible, we offer warm blankets, essential oils, calming music and more.

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    3. Experience the dentist in a whole new way

    With the right dental care and education, you'll have a brilliant smile and healthy teeth for a lifetime.

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