Meet Our Ellington, CT Dentists Shawn Zahner, DMD
Dr. Shawn Zahner is a graduate of the University of Connecticut Dental School and received extra training in the General Practice Residency at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Zahner is active in continuing education, especially in the areas of implant dentistry, dental surgery, and comprehensive oral rehabilitation. He is an active member of a local study club with regional specialists with whom he consults to solve complex dental problems. He mentors dental students at the University of Connecticut Dental School, and serves as attending faculty at the Hartford Hospital Dental Clinic. He is a department head of the prosthodontic team at the Connecticut Mission of Mercy, a volunteer dental clinic providing free dental services to CT residents. He is also a member of The American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, and the Tolland County Dental Society.
Dr. Shawn has pursued dentistry from a young age, as his middle-school classmates might remember. His interests in biology, art, and service are uniquely suited for his profession. Whether he’s sculpting your front tooth or carving a pumpkin, his artistic eye and love for working with his hands is evident. The part he loves the most is helping patients overcome dental anxiety and feel relaxed during their dental procedures, helping to prevent a downward spiral toward tooth loss. His goal is to provide surgical and rehabilitative dentistry in a caring manner, giving patients the comprehensive care they deserve in fewer appointments while minimizing anxiety and rebuilding trust.
Dr. Zahner is an outdoor enthusiast, and in his free time, he can be found cycling, hiking or skiing with his wife Anna and their daughter. He plays guitar and enjoys photography and woodworking.