Dr. Michael Fisher & Dr. Marisa Zitterich

Dr. Michael Fisher and his wife Carla join Dr. Marisa Zitterich and her husband Kyle as they take time away from a dental CE course in California for a “family” picture.

A Family Practice in Every Way

Just as the Rockwall area is growing every day with new families moving in, so has Dr. Michael Fisher’s dental practice… It’s now Fisher & Zitterich’s Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry! And just as they say “Two heads are better than one,” it’s even more appropriate when one doctor brings the talent and skill from years of real-world experience, while the other conveys the knowledge and ability of the most advanced dental education and technology available today. Together, Dr. Michael Fisher and Dr. Marisa Zitterich offer the very best state-of-the-art dentistry to their patients, while they and their team practice as a family to better care for you and your family!

After 26 years, Dr. Fisher realized his dental practice was growing at a pace faster than he could keep himself. So he decided to start the search for just the right doctor to join him. Finding that person took a significant amount of time and energy… Dr. Fisher was looking for a very special and unique set of qualities in the person that he would invite to join the practice. He was looking for someone that possessed exceptional abilities and skills, was warm, engaging and likeable, and most of all, had the core integrity necessary to join such a renowned and respected practice. He found all those qualities and more in Dr. Marisa Zitterich.

“One of the things we were excited about bringing to our practice was the latest in ‘digital’ dentistry,” says Dr. Zitterich (pronounced Zitt’-rick). “The newest technologies like 3-D CT scanning, and CEREC same-day single visit crowns are not just the future of dentistry… They’re here and they’re now!” These, along with other leading edge technology such as digital radiography, cosmetic imaging, intra-oral cameras and dental lasers make this practice stand out. All this exists in an environment that’s as relaxed and comfortable as your own home, with personal satellite HDTVs in each room to watch while you’re there.

Dr. Michael Fisher is a long-time resident of the Lake Ray Hubbard community and a member of Lake Pointe Church, where he co-teaches an Adult Life Group and serves on the Elder Board. He actively serves and supports numerous local ministries and charities, including Cornerstone Dental Clinic in downtown Dallas which serves the area’s homeless and underprivileged. He is also past president of the board of the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Rockwall and Mesquite, and he has been blessed over the years to serve those in need locally in Rockwall and Dallas, and as far away as Russia, Mexico, South Africa, and Haiti. Recently Dr. Fisher was named an Adjunct Professor with Texas A&M College of Dentistry through his work with the Cornerstone Clinic.

A 1986 graduate of Texas A&M University, and a 1990 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Dr. Fisher also completed a post-graduate AEGD residency in 1991, and is a published author and speaker in various aspects of implant and reconstructive dentistry. Since finishing his formal education, he has completed hundreds of hours of advanced training in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Fisher has performed countless smile-makeovers and has placed and restored over 3000 dental implants. This gives his patients the unparalleled convenience that comes from offering all phases of their treatment in the same office. He also travels nationally and internationally to teach and train dentists in the art and science of cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry.

Married for 30 years to his high school sweetheart Carla, they now have three children: Monica, a freshman at Texas A&M, and Landon and his new wife Cayley, who are expecting their first child this August! Dr. Fisher’s interests include ministry and mission work, photography, hunting, history, reading, restoring a 1959 Austin-Healey with his Dad, cycling (currently training for his third Hotter-n-Hell 100 mile race), and most of all, spending time with his family.

Dr. Marisa Zitterich is originally from Forney and has recently returned to the area after graduating from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. While in dental school, Dr. Zitterich was very active in numerous dental and service organizations. The most notable was the American Student Dental Association, where she served in leadership positions on committees as diverse as Fundraising, Recruitment and Retention, and Community Service. Dr. Zitterich has performed missionary dentistry to the underserved here in Texas, and as far away as Nicaragua and Costa Rica. And her work garnered her the Community Service Award from the Greater Houston Dental Society.

Dr. Zitterich’s passion to serve is matched by her desire to excel. She graduated from Forney High School in the top 1% of her class, after which she attended Baylor University in Waco. There, she was on the cheerleading squad all four years, and served as captain her junior and senior years. As a freshman cheerleader, Dr. Zitterich was selected by ESPN to travel to Los Angeles and be filmed in a commercial highlighting Baylor University. Shortly after, she was picked by Sports Illustrated magazine as their College Cheerleader of the Week, with an associated interview and photographic shoot. And with all of this, Dr. Zitterich graduated from Baylor Magna Cum Laude with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

Like Dr. Fisher with his wife Carla, Dr. Zitterich married her high school sweetheart, Kyle. Together they have two “kids”, Roxie and Baylor, their playful Boxers. When not treating patients or serving others, she enjoys outdoor activities like Camp Gladiator, running (recently finishing her first half marathon!) and cycling (where she is training for her second Hotter-n-Hell 100 mile race!).

Dr. Fisher, Dr. Zitterich and their caring team of Cindy, Shanda, Kelsey, Glenda, Donna, Amber, Hannah, Andrea, Anna and Carla provide all aspects of dentistry, from cleanings and check-ups, to cosmetic dentistry and smile make-overs, to implant and reconstructive dentistry, to endodontics (root canal treatment) and even sleep apnea/snoring treatment. Knowing affordability is important, all traditional dental insurances are accepted and financing plans are available. And in many cases, they can now access benefits from your medical insurance as well.

Visit www.fzdentistry.com to explore their all-new website and see their new Smile Galleries.

The doctors, their spouses and the entire team not only work together, but play together as well. From their mission work in Mexico, to their newly-formed cycling team, to their love of Rangers baseball, their family connection is easy to see!


1020 West Ralph Hall Parkway, Suite 101

Rockwall, Texas

(972) 771-4000