Charles Zasso, DDS, FAGD, MBA
Chief Dental Officer
With over two decades of clinical and administrative experience in Dental Support Organizations (DSOs), Charles Zasso, DDS, FAGD, MBA, leads the clinical support and development for the dentists of Great Lakes Dental Partners’ network of affiliated locations. Previously, he served as Chief Dental Officer for Affordable Care Inc., DentalOne Partners, and DentalCare Partners, where he implemented new clinical and multidisciplinary initiatives to promote growth and improve patient satisfaction.
Dr. Zasso graduated from Northwestern University Dental School with honors and completed General Practice Residency training at the VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida. He received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2001 and a Master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2009, with a Dean’s commendation for outstanding academic achievement. Dr. Zasso is one of the original Board members of the DOHI (Dentists for Oral Health Innovation) and has presented at numerous dental events and conventions.
Dr. Zasso has extensive experience with profit/loss management, clinical training, strategic planning, and enterprise-wide team building. Through his leadership role, he strives to understand how he can continually prepare his providers to succeed in delivering high quality care to the communities that we serve. Those who work with Dr. Zasso would describe him as hard working, a team player, and collaborative. .
Dr. Zasso is from Lake Carmel, New York. His favorite aspect of his position at GLDP is that he gets to work closely with his group of providers to help benefit the patients we serve. As for the Chicagoland area, Dr. Zasso enjoys the culture of Chicago, the museums, restaurants, architecture, and sports teams. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, history, and music. Dr. Zasso lives in Lincolnwood with his wife, Connie, and their three children.