The Cusp
Squad

The Cusp Dental Boutique team standing out front of the office smiling

DR. ZANETA HAMLIN DDS, FAGD, SQUAD LEADER

Top 6% of Dentists

Dr. Hamlin has achieved Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, placing her among the top 6% of dentists in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Hamlin smiles with arms out while sitting on the front desk
Dr. Hamlin and assistant examine an infant patient in an exam room

Laser, Invisalign,
Implants

With specialized training in laser dentistry, she is Laser Certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery. She loves serving patients of all ages and all generations, including infants (and adults) with oral restrictions (lip, buccal, and tongue-tie issues). Dr. Hamlin has also completed advanced Dental Implant training and is an Invisalign® trained provider.

Education,
Awards,
Memberships

Dr. Hamlin is a second-generation dentist and a graduate of Howard University College of Dentistry, having previously completed her undergraduate degree at Emory & Henry College. She has received extensive recognition for her commitment to excellence and continues to serve in many professional organizations.

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Awards and Distinctions

  • Incisal Edge “40 Under 40”
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, FAGD
  • She Can Honor Award, Butterfly Village, Inc.
  • 2019 Exemplar Award, Hampton Roads Gazette
  • American Dental Association, Institute for Diversity in Leadership
  • Virginia Dental Association 40 Under 40, Virginia Dental Journal October-December 2017
  • New Dentist Excellence in Leadership Award, Maryland State Dental Association
  • Recognized in the Winter Spring Aurora Magazine as one of Sigma Women Inspiring Innovation through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • The Pierre Fauchard Academy Award: To the outstanding dental student who has exhibited academic excellence, leadership, and dedication to the advancement of dentistry through service.
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Pi Pi Chapter (National Dental Honor Society), Howard University
  • Recipient of The Dr. E. Preston Lee Award - Demonstrating with distinction, superior excellence in Operative Dentistry Division of Community Dentistry Award, for demonstrating high standards in Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • Dentsply International Merit Award - For completing with distinction the undergraduate studies of removable prosthodontics

Memberships and Roles

  • Virginia Dental Association (VDA) - Secretary-Treasurer
  • Tidewater Dental Association (past president)
  • Chesapeake Care Clinic (volunteer and past board member)
  • VCU external affiliate instructor
  • International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals
  • Virginia Dental Association Board of Directors
  • Airway Circle
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Hamlin smiles outside Cusp Dental Boutique

Home Life

Dr. Hamlin is married to her college sweetheart, and they love spending time together with their two creative daughters. She also enjoys learning about wines, spirits, and craft beers – having achieved WSET Level 1 certification.

The Squad

Grace Costello, registered dental hygienist
Grace Ann Costello
Registered Dental Hygienist
Reneé Hardy, lead dental assistant
Renee Hardy
Lead Dental Assistant
Rachel Fandale, business assistant
Rachel Fandale
Business Assistant

Connect With Us

We look forward to meeting you. Call 757-904-4347 or book an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.