Dr. Stephen A. Zent was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After attending Bishop Dwenger High School, he attended Indiana University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. Dr. Zent then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Sheena K. Zent was born in Cookeville, Tennessee. After moving around, including years spent in Europe, Sheena attended Clay 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, and she attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
After graduating from IUSD, Drs. Zent moved to Fort Wayne to practice dentistry. They 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, clear aligner orthodontics, removable prosthodontics (dentures and partial dentures), TMJ and sleep medicine, pediatric dentistry, implant dentistry, therapeutic and cosmetic Botox procedures, and cosmetic dentistry.
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.
Outside of work, the Zents enjoy spending time outdoors, cooking, watching movies, reading, playing sports, tailgating for football games, traveling, 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.
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.