Dr. Zac Strauss was born and raised in Virginia. He is a veteran, where he served in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He completed his undergraduate studies at Idaho State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with an emphasis in Medical Technology and a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, he worked for American Microsystems Incorporated in their semi-conductor plant in Idaho. He moved back to Richmond, VA where he matriculated at the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry (now VCU School of Dentistry). He was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery in May 2005.
Upon graduation, Dr. Strauss practiced dentistry in Newport News, VA with Caring For Kids and Parents for a year. From 2006 - 2007 he practiced with Dr. Edward Gardner in Richmond, VA. In 2008 Dr. Strauss purchased his own practice, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Mechanicsville, VA, where he and his team strive to meet the dental needs and goals of all patients through gentle, caring, comprehensive dentistry. By annually attending numerous continuing dental education courses and participating in multiple local dental study groups, he is able to provide the most up to date dental treatment for his patients.
Dr. Strauss is a member of the American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, The Virginia Academy of General Dentistry and The Richmond Dental Society. Dr. Strauss and his team are regular participants in the Mission of Mercy Dental projects that take place all around Virginia. They also participate with Donated Dental Services.
Dr. Strauss enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and doing activities like surfing, snowboarding/skiing, fishing, hunting, and music.