Dr. Stephen A. Zent was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After high school, he attended Indiana University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. Dr. Zent then headed straight to Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. Sheena K. Zent was born in Cookeville, Tennessee. After moving around, including years spent in Europe, Sheena attended high school in South Bend, Indiana. After graduation, Sheena attended the University of Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. She then went to Indiana University School of Dentistry, where she attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
After graduating from IUSD, Drs. Zent moved to Fort Wayne to practice dentistry. Dr. Stephen Zent joined a private practice where he worked as an associate. Dr. Sheena Zent worked in corporate dentistry, where she worked as a solo dentist. Dr. Zent, along with his wife Dr. Sheena K. Zent, married in July 2012 and decided they were ready to manage their own practice and move to South Bend where they could practice dentistry in a relaxed family setting.
Drs. Zent are trained in a multitude of dental treatments including, but not limited to, restorations (fillings), endodontics (root canals), oral surgery, fixed prosthodontics (crowns and bridges), periodontal disease diagnosis and treatment, oral cancer screening, removable prosthodontics (dentures and partial dentures), pediatric dentistry, implant dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Stephen Zent is also certified in providing Invisalign.
Drs. Zent are dedicated to providing their patients with the highest quality care by practicing conservative, preventative dentistry. They believe in a comprehensive approach to treating patients’ oral health with the goal of providing healthy smiles that last a lifetime.
Drs. Zent are standing members of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and North Central Dental Society. They enjoy keeping up with new technology as well as continuing education. Drs. Zent are also currently on the board of directors for Dr. Angie's Dental Health Exchange. This is a not-for-profit organization in which volunteer dentists provide dental treatment to the underserved after they have completed a certain number of community service hours in exchange for their dental care.
Outside of work, the Zents enjoy cooking, watching movies, reading, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends. They welcomed their first child, Naya, on August 1, 2015 and their second child, Nolan, on September 1, 2017. Their son Nolan was born with a rare, genetic disease called Menkes Disease. Drs. Zent were advocates for awareness for the disease and organized fundraisers to help raise money for both The Menkes Foundation as well as South Bend's local respite hospital for medically fragile children, A Rosie Place. Unfortunately, sweet Nolan passed away on February 6, 2020 just before turning 2.5 years old. On July 1, 2020, the Zents welcomed their third child, Zahra.