Meet Dr. Zanni

“The comfort of my patients is key to me…”

If you had asked me what I “wanted to do” after college, I doubt I would have offered an answer. My best friend, on the other hand, wanted to become a dentist. While he ultimately ventured onto another path, he planted the idea in my head – and boy, am I glad he did!

After graduation, I enrolled in dental school, which led to enlisting in the Air Force as a dental officer. That helped me realize I wanted to go into practice for myself and – after the Air Force – that’s exactly what I did. In particular, I fell instantly in love with the practice of cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign services, as well as treating TMJ, snoring, and sleep apnea difficulties. Naturally, I chose to specialize in these services, and I couldn’t be happier with my dental practice.

The comfort of my patients is key to me. My mission is to help people achieve the highest level of comfort and attain the highest result possible aesthetically and functionally in their mouth or teeth. It’s my driving force, and I will always accommodate a patient who may have claustrophobia, anxiety, or any type of discomfort! When a patient is in my chair, they are in total control—they can stop to ask questions, swallow, or take a break. Together, we can achieve the optimum result!

Our practice works hard to shy away from the typical ‘drill, fill, and bill’ routine many patients encounter in other dental offices. In fact, we only take ONE patient at a time – because we understand the importance of individualized care. People are initially surprised at that fact, but it is the only option that makes sense to me! I refuse to “switch gears” in the middle of a patient’s treatment, so that I can focus on them and their comfort, without distractions. I find that it changes many of my patient’s perspective on the dentist, and allows them to feel more comfortable during treatments.

My staff shares my commitment and philosophy of how we treat our patients. All of my incredible team members develop their own relationship with the patients, which my patients tell me they love. Working with a team that has been together this long instills a level of trust and comradery that helps turns patients into family! As an experienced doctor, I fully trust my staff – and so do my patients. They can often anticipate what I need each day and are vital in helping me run a successful practice. That trust goes a long way in providing the highest level of dental care, and our patients appreciate that. Occasionally, one of my patients will pop their head in to say hello, just because they were passing by. That’s the kind of practice I am proud to have!

Our Marblehead office combines both state-of-the-art technology and design with a warmth and charm that helps patients to feel comfortable whenever they are here. My wife, Diane, is a realtor with an exquisite eye for special properties. She found the charming old house, and I enlisted the help of an architect from Greece who specializes in dental offices. Together, we transformed it into the wonderful facility you see today. Much of the original house still remains, and I think many patients find it to be a unique find in the field of dentistry. My hope is that when you walk into my office, you immediately feel right at home.

As a husband, father of two sons, grandfather to five grandkids, and owner of a miniature Netherland Dwarf rabbit named Whiskers, my life is balanced, full, and happy. I consider myself very fortunate and I look forward to helping facilitate your dental journey!

Learn more about our team and their work, more at the links below, or contact me to schedule a free consultation or second opinion today.

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Phone: 781-631-2044
Fax: 781-639-0933

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Our Location:

277 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Our Google Reviews

Joel Rooks
Joel Rooks

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I could not be more satisfied!!! Doctor Zanni, Ginny and the rest of the crew are superb! Personable, caring, kind and most importantly...great at what they do.
I grew up in the area but have lived in NYC for the last 40+ years. In April I made a temporary retreat back to M'head due to the Covid crisis. I was in need of some extensive dental care and Dr. Zanni was recommended to me by my brother-in-law (a retired area dentist) as one of the best in the business. I knew after my first visit that I was in the right place. His evaluations were painstakingly detailed and comprehensive and his work has been absolutely fantastic. I'm smiling again. Thank you Jerry....You're the best!!

Pamela Driscoll
Pamela Driscoll

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I started seeing Dr. Zanni when I moved to this community three years ago. He is an excellent dentist, able to diagnose and repair issues quickly, and always takes the time to fully explain procedures and be sure I understand what to expect. His staff is helpful, professional, and friendly. And listening to my favorite sirius station with headphones while I'm in the chair is such a pleasure. I highly recommend him!

Kathleen Tobin
Kathleen Tobin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Would you like a great Dentist and a skilled Root Canal specialist? See Dr. Zanni and Dr. Makkar respectively! Each highly recommended !

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