Meet Dr. Zanni

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

If you had asked me when I was in college what I wanted to do after I graduated, I doubt I could have told you. My best friend wanted to become a dentist. Unfortunately, he never made it, but that’s what first put the idea into my head. And am I glad it did!

After college, I went straight to dental college, and then into the Air Force as a dental officer. I realized I wanted to go into practice for myself, and after the Air Force, I eventually did. In particular, I love the practice of cosmetic dentistry, treating TMJ and snoring and sleep apnea difficulties, and working with Invisalign patients. As a result, I decided 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, while achieving the highest result possible in the aesthetics and function of their mouth or teeth. It’s what makes me tick. For instance, I will stand up to accommodate a claustrophobic patient. I let them be in total control—they can stop to ask questions, swallow, or take a break. It’s ‘us’ working together to achieve the optimum result.

My Marblehead office is state-of-the art, but it also has a warmth and charm I try to cultivate in the atmosphere as well. My wife, Diane, is a realtor and has an eye for property. She found this charming old house, and I had a dentist office architect from Greece build it out and transform it into the wonderful dentist office you see today. I tried to preserve as much of the original house as possible, and I think it’s a unique find in the field of dentistry. My hope is that when you walk into my office, you feel like you’re walking into someone’s home, and you’re immediately comfortable here.

Another thing that makes me unique from the ‘fill, drill, and bill’ dental offices is that I take only ONE patient at a time. People are initially surprised at that, but it makes sense to me. I only work one chair. I think my patients like that I don’t switch gears in the middle of their treatment; they can rely on the fact that I focus on them and their comfort, alone.

Every day, I get to see patients that have become friends. They are wonderful individuals that I honestly care about. Occasionally, one of them will pop his or her head in to say hello because he or she ‘was just passing by.’ That’s the kind of practice I want, and have—a relationship-based practice. The type where patients become old friends.

My staff shares my commitment and philosophy of how we treat our patients. All of these incredible women develop their own relationship with the patients, which my patients tell me they love. My staff has been here for so many years, I trust them, and so do my patients. We’ve been together so long, they know how to anticipate what I need each day to run a successful practice. That goes a long way in providing the highest level of dental care, and our patients appreciate that.

Because I’m also a husband, a father to two sons, a grandfather to five grandkids, and owner of a miniature Netherland Dwarf rabbit named Whiskers, my life is balanced, full, and happy, which leaves me free to be the best possible dentist I can be. I consider myself very fortunate.

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

277 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone: 781-631-2044
Fax: 781-639-0933

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5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

I have been a patient of Dr. Jerry Zanni since 1980. I have high regards and would recommended him and his staff to anyone in search of a new dentist. He goes out of his way to provide top notch dentistry, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. He is easy to communicate with, he listens to his patients, and provides them with good advise. I never have a fear of seeing the dentist, I look forward to it.

Stevie Indge
Stevie Indge

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

The best dentist around!! Jerry's staff are all so welcoming and make you feel right at home. No one loves going to the dentist but at least with Jerry you know your in the right hands! Thanks for fixing my smile.

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