Dr. Warren Zahner started practicing in the Ellington area in 1977, and raised his family in town. Small town values are deeply embedded in the culture at Zahner Dental. We treat others with respect and integrity, as we would wish to be treated.State-of-the-Art
We make it a point to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the dental field, improving treatment accuracy, speed, patient results, and much more.Focused
Helping patients feel comfortable is very important to our team. Our in-office amenities and sedation services create a modern dental experience with extra attention to the details that help relieve dental anxiety.
Our team has been serving the Ellington community for almost 40 years now, and we’re proud of our unique blend of old-fashioned customer service with high-quality state-of-the-art dentistry . Dr. Warren Zahner and his two sons Dr. Jonathan Zahner and Dr. Shawn Zahner are local residents deeply invested in the practice and the community. Our office space is warm, clean and welcoming and our staff is kind and thorough. We mentor dental students and teach at Hartford Hospital Dental Clinic, and we have a long history of volunteering locally and abroad to provide dental care to the less fortunate. We hope to build a lifelong relationship with our patients and coach them to excellent oral health.Meet Our Dentists Meet Our Team
“I have been going here since 2002 when I moved to Vernon. The staff is incredibly friendly and while the service has always been top shelf, the staff has been getting technically more innovative in the last several years. For example, I needed a new crown and instead of the two-step process where they make a mold and you get the crown three weeks later, they made me a new crown using a CEREC machine. It was a perfect fit, no grinding or re-fitting and I was in and out in 90 minutes. Awesome!”
“Zahner Dental was very friendly and helpful. With two cavity fillings I can honestly say I felt 0, I mean Zero pain or discomfort. As I mentioned to staff at the time I actually almost fell asleep during the procedure. Couldn't be happier with the experience. I would drive from out of state to get my dental needs taken care of by this awesome team of people.”
“AMAZING staff and doctors! Love this office, I drive an hour just to come here, I refuse to go anywhere else. They even fixed an issue my last dentist created and worked with me on price. They are very knowledgeable, patient, passionate, and caring. I would recommend anyone to go here. I have 100% confidence in this practice and have no complaints whatsoever.”
Traditionally, the process of creating a new dental crown or other custom restoration would take multiple appointments. With an in-office dental lab capable of creating same-day crowns designed by the doctor, you can have a high-quality, natural appearing restoration faster than ever before. The treatment process only takes a single appointment, and you’ll walk out with beautifully personalized results.Learn About CEREC®
When a natural tooth is lost, the strength of the bite as a whole is weakened and the surrounding teeth are subject to higher forces. Implants add strength to the bite, prevent shifting, and ease the burden of chewing on the neighboring teeth. Implants can also help restore confidence and chewing efficiency for denture wearers.Learn More About Implants
With Invisalign, patients can correct misaligned teeth with a clear removable set of retainers. Straight teeth can give you the confident beautiful smile you once had!Learn About Invisalign®
Dental anxiety is extremely common, and we’ve never had more options to help get patients through treatment comfortably. We routinely use noise-cancelling headphones, iPads with movies, blankets, sunglasses, nitrous oxide and oral sedation. Because we provide many specialist services in our Ellington office, you can have one long sleepy visit instead of many visits to multiple offices!Discover Sedation Dentistry
Digital x-rays are safer and better than film. We have multiple systems to ensure comfort and low exposure while getting the best detail for prevention of infection and cavities. Our 3-D CAT Scan x-ray allows virtual surgery and exceptional diagnostic capabilities.See the Conebeam Difference
A bright smile is more predictable than ever with KOR whitening. This advanced procedure is capable of brightening even severe discoloration, and it’s widely considered to be one of the most reliable, comfortable, and effective bleaching systems available today.Get a Brighter Smile
We want to help make dental care affordable and make payment smooth and convenient. Zahner Dental is an in-network provider for some insurance plans and we process claims for any insurance plan, even when you are out-of- network. We also offer low-interest financing through CareCredit.
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So many of our patients are our valued neighbors here in Ellington, CT, and our whole team enjoys contributing to local events and organizations whenever possible so as to give back to those around us. Making people smile is always our top goal!Get Involved with Us