Quality dental care from a team of dedicated professionals
Our entire dental team is committed to meeting and treating your dental needs. We greatly appreciate our patients, family and friends referring others to our practice. There is no greater compliment than a personal referral and we thank you for your confidence and support!
Offering people-centered care
Our primary purpose is to deliver the highest level of dental care and to relate to our patients on an individual basis. We see ourselves as co-contributors in the attainment of your lifelong dental health. We care about you and will work to serve you in a way that is professional, yet relaxed and friendly. We encourage you to ask a lot of questions. A well-informed patient is more likely to see themselves as an active member of the “dental health team.”
Our commitment to offer the very best in dental care requires that we set our standards high. Everyone in our office is pledged to perfect his or her skills and knowledge. As new products and procedures are introduced, we evaluate them and, when appropriate, make them available to you. We meet regularly with our colleagues to exchange information, update our technical knowledge and devise ways to better serve our patients.
Meet Dr. Zachary J. Lester
Dr. Lester excelled while attending dental school and graduated with the highest honors. Dr. Lester received Dental Benefits Scholarships for both excellent academic and clinical performance, was selected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, and received The Dean’s Award for academic and clinical excellence while attending Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Being a private family practitioner was always his goal and he is honored to have had the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Robert E. Heacox (now retired after 45 years of practicing dentistry) for many years.
Dr. Lester has a passion for dentistry, as well as a passion for caring. In order to ensure the best dentistry for his patients, Dr. Lester invests in a great amount of continuing education. He is constantly learning new techniques and researching technological advancements in the field of dentistry so he can better treat his patients. Dr. Lester is a member of the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Pierce County Dental Society and Spear Education.
Dr. Lester has a special interest in reaching out to people that lack access to dental care and educating the public on the importance of oral health. He has participated in the Guatemala Awareness Program (GAP) whose mission is to provide dental care to the Guatemalan people. As a member of the Gig Harbor Rotary Club, Dr. Lester is able to support world-wide healthcare initiatives as well as local community programs. Dr. Lester volunteers with the Medical Teams International program which organizes a mobile dental van serving people on the Key Peninsula.
Coming from two families of business owners in Gig Harbor (Finholm and Lester), Dr. Lester is excited for the opportunity to give back to the community that has given so much to his family over the years. He is an avid golfer and spends many hours swinging clubs with his friends and kids at the Gig Harbor Golf Club. You might also catch him on the slopes snowboarding, on the basketball court for a pick-up game or coaching the many sports his kids are involved in. He and his wife Amy began dating their freshman year at Gig Harbor High School and both attended Western Washington University together. They reside in Gig Harbor with their three children.