Meet the Doctors

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Steven J. Rothenberg,

Dr. Rothenberg has been in private practice in Darien since 1983. He graduated from SUNY Albany with honors and then continued on to dental school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Dr. Rothenberg then completed a general practice residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a three year fellowship in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

He has been an attending at Norwalk Hospital since 1990. He is also a past president of the Connecticut Section of the American College of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Rothenberg and his wife reside in Weston, CT and have two wonderful children. He enjoys skiing, reading, playing tennis and travelling.

American College of Prosthodontists ACP
Awards of Distinction 2015

Private Practice Award Region 1

Dr. Falcone

Marie E. Falcone,

Dr. Marie Falcone is a Board Certified Prosthodontist. She was the first female board certified Prosthodontist in Fairfield County. She is also the first and only female to be the President of the CT section of the American College of Prosthodontics. After completing her bachelor’s degree at Barnard College, Dr. Falcone pursued her dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. While there, Dr. Falcone was given a full scholarship to complete her Masters in Bioethics. She graduated top ten in her dental class, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Falcone then went on to specialize in the field of Prosthodontics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She trained under the world’s best faculty and obtained her Masters Degree in Dental Science with a focus on esthetics and dental shade matching. She is also involved in volunteer dental work and has travelled to Sitka, Alaska and Costa Rica to provide dental work for people in need.

Dr. Falcone has a passion for delivering beautiful and functional dentistry, while making her patients feel calm and at ease. She is a perfectionist and is devoted to delivering an outstanding level of care for her patients. With her gentle touch and soothing chair side manner, Dr. Falcone can make even the most phobic patient comfortable in the dental chair.

Dr. Falcone was born and raised on Long Island and now enjoys residing in Fairfield County with her husband (Dr. Zapata) and their two adorable children. She enjoys cooking and baking, travelling and spending time with her family.

CT President of the American College of Prosthodontists

Dr. Zapata

William Zapata,

Dr. William Zapata is a Board Certified Prosthodontist specializing in esthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  After graduating top of his class, he completed his advanced general dentistry residency and fellowship at the University of Connecticut.  While there, he also taught third and fourth year dental students the foundations of dentistry. His passions for dentistry lead him to pursue a 3-year specialty program in the field of Prosthodontics at The University of Connecticut.  He trained under world-renowned faculty and obtained his Masters Degree with a focus on facial esthetics.

Dr. Zapata has published in the Journal of Prosthodontics and has lectured to several local dental study groups.  He takes pride in treating his patients comprehensively, always keeping the patient’s best interest in mind. His kind and gentle demeanor puts his patients at ease and makes for a very pleasant dental experience.

In his free time he loves spending time with his wife (Dr. Falcone) and their two children.  He also enjoys playing tennis, squash and racquetball.

Dr. Zapata

David Remiszewski,

Drs. Rothenberg, Falcone and Zapata are delighted to have Dr. David Remiszewski join Dental Specialists of Darien. Dr. Dave is a southern Connecticut native who is a surgically trained Prosthodontist and diplomate candidate for the American Board of Prosthodontics. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Connecticut, where he was President of the Pre-Dental Society. Dr. Remiszewski went on to complete his dental school training at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. During his time there, he received the Horace Wells and Shapiro scholarships, the Dental Implant Award by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Dentsply Student Clinician Award from the American Dental Association for his achievements in dental implant therapy and esthetics.

Pursuant of higher education, he completed a 3-year specialty program after dental school in Advanced Prosthodontics with a Master’s Degree in dental science both at the University of Connecticut. The focus of his advanced training was on dental implants, esthetics, cosmetics and digital dentistry, which he directly applies to improve patient care. He has authored two publications in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and International Journal of Prosthodontics and presented at 10 national scholarly meetings on these topics. He received 1st place from the American College of Prosthodontics in 2015 and was selected 1st of 120 of his top colleagues to receive the Carol A. Lefebvre Scientific Poster Presentation Award by the Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics in 2020. He serves on several committees including the national committee for the American College of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Remiszewski is committed to continuing education and keeping up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry to provide the highest quality of care to his patients. We are so fortunate to have him in our practice and we know you will enjoy working with him to care for your dental needs.