Our Pediatric Dentist

Scott Sachs, D.D.S.

Dr. Scott Sachs is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and also excited to return to the Hampton Roads area. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, he graduated Kempsville High School, the University of Virginia, and Virginia Commonwealth University, from which he earned his DDS degree. After dental school, Dr. Sachs committed three more years to advanced training and specialization in New York City—completing a one-year general dentistry residency at St. Barnabas Hospital and then completing a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at New York University, serving as a chief resident in his final year.

Dr. Sachs is trained to treat the following: all types of children, special-needs adults, those with disabilities, and trauma patients. In order to address all levels of cooperation or anxiety, treatment may take different forms: using nitrous oxide sedation in the dental office, or using general anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.

Associations and Committees - Dr. Sachs is proud of his membership with the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Virginia Dental Association.

Personal Message - Having grown up with this dental practice and working many summers chair-side or in the lab from an early age, I knew I wanted to be a dentist. Additionally, with my genuine love of children and sports, I have a continued interest in both prevention and treatment of dental-related sports injuries. Good relationships are created with professionalism and trust; I welcome the opportunity to return and join a growing practice that commits to the highest standard of personalized dental care. I look forward to meeting your dental needs.

Dr. Nathan Shapiro, D.M.D.

Dr. Shapiro is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Originally from outside Boston, Massachusetts, he attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate education. After working as a dental assistant in a pediatric dental office outside Washington DC, he decided to pursue a career in pediatric dentistry. After obtaining his dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, he continued his training with a two year pediatric dentistry specialty residency at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. There he received extensive training in all aspects of pediatric dentistry including treating patients with special needs, treatment with sedation and in the operating room setting, dental trauma, and medically complex patients.

Associations and Committees - He is a member of the American Board of Pediatric dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.

Personal Message - After working at a private pediatric dentistry practice in Maryland, Dr. Shapiro is looking forward to returning to Virginia with his wife and son, and calling Virginia Beach their new home.

Why choose LWSS?

Experienced Staff

We have served the area for decades and grown by having the best staff of professionals in our practices.

Multiple Locations

6 locations for your convenience with multiple services at several practices


We work hard on scheduling to minimize the time you spend waiting and making your visit pleasant.

LWSS Dental Plan

We offer an affordable, yearly dental care plan for those without insurance.