Meet Tallahassee Periodontist, Jake Zellner, DMD, MS

Periodontist in Tallahassee, FL

University of North Florida

Undergraduate Degree – BS

Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Dental Degree – DMD

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Residency in Periodontics – MS

Dr. Jake Zellner

Dr. Jake Zellner believes practicing dentistry is not only about treating teeth but focusing on the people that walk into the office each day. He is passionate about forming relationships with every one of his patients and earning their trust through communication, compassion, and empathy. Dr. Zellner enjoyed going to the dentist as a child because of his relationship with his dentist and wants his patients to have the same experience each time they enter the office.

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Zellner moved to Arizona to complete his dental training at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona and graduated at the top of his class. While there, he received numerous awards including the Dr. William S. Kramer award given to the top dental student and was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics” by the American Academy of Periodontology. At graduation, he was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society, the National Dental Honorary Society.

Following graduation, he completed his specialty training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and received his Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree. In residency, Dr. Zellner was trained in all aspects of periodontal and dental implant treatment and completed research and is published in bone regeneration techniques following tooth extraction and dental implants. He was selected as a finalist for the Dr. John F. Prichard Graduate Research Award. Dr. Zellner has received certification and advanced training in IV conscious sedation to help ensure patients are comfortable during treatment. Following residency, Dr. Zellner was ecstatic about the opportunity to move to Tallahassee to join Dr. Colon and Dr. Guzman and the phenomenal team at Periodontal Associates of North Florida.

Dr. Zellner was recently awarded the James T Mellonig Regeneration Research Award! This is one of the highest honors in the country.

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Dr. Zellner is married to his wife, Jenny, who works as a post-partum nurse. Together, they enjoy activities outside, such as exercising, hiking, playing tennis, and competing in triathlons. Florida is home for both, and they also enjoy spending time at the beach and traveling along the Florida coast. Additionally, Dr. Zellner is an avid Florida sports fan, including FSU and the Jaguars, and could not be happier to be back in the Sunshine State!

Active members American Academy of Periodontlogy
Diplomates American Board of Periodontology
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