Weiss Advanced Dentistry PLLC

Weiss Advanced Dentistry PLLC is a Southington based family dental practice focused on enhancing your quality of life in a professional and friendly environment. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care using modern technology. We are a full service dental office offering services like dental implants, cosmetic veneers and Invisalign aligners.

We also perform emergency dental services that include extractions, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Howard Weiss, DDS, Theodore W. Zdeblick, DDS, MAGD and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 860-406-3181 and experience why our patients think Weiss Advanced Dentistry PLLC is the best dentist in Southington.

Howard Weiss, DDS

Dentist in Southington, CT

Weiss Advanced Dentistry PLLC

Dr. Weiss received his dental degree in 2014 from New York University College of Dentistry, where he was awarded the Dr. Arthur N. Caplin Scholarship for Excellence in Prosthodontics. He then furthered his education by completing a general practice residency program at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dr. Weiss is committed to providing the finest quality individualized dental care and regularly pursues continued education. He attended the L.D. Pankey Institute to learn a patient-centered approach and enhance his skills in complex bite, T.M.J. problems, and aesthetics. Dr. Weiss resides in Waterbury with his wife and seven children and regularly volunteers in community events.


  • Undergraduate: City University of New York – Brooklyn College, B.A. Psychology, 2009
  • Graduate: New York University College of Dentistry, 2014
  • Post Graduate: GPR Woodhull Medical Center 2015
  • L.D. Pankey Institute Essentials Series
  • Off Center Study Club
  • Professional experience

  • Associate at Columbia Dental, CT 2015 – 2021
  • Practice alongside Dr. Zdeblick 2021 – present
  • Professional memberships

  • ADA, AGD
  • CSDA, SPEAR Continuing Education
  • Awards

  • Dr. Arthur N. Caplin Scholarship, Excellence in Prosthodontics
  • Theodore W. Zdeblick, DDS, MAGD

    Dentist in Southington, CT

    Weiss Advanced Dentistry PLLC

    Dr. Zdeblick graduated from Loyola Dental School in Chicago and did his general practice residency at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he concentrated his studies on TMJ (Tempro-mandibular Joint disease). He continued to be involved at St. Francis as a part-time teacher for twelve years. He has participated in over 1000 hours of Post Graduate Education, which reflects a commitment to excellence and providing the most current treatment modalities. He has been treating the dental needs of the families of Southington for over 35 years.


  • Undergraduate: Marquette University 1976-1979
  • Graduate: Loyola Dental School 1979-1983
  • Post Graduate: GPR St. Francis Hospital 1983-1984
  • L.D. Pankey institute C I,C II,C III,C IV
  • L.D. Pankey Institute Dawson's Masters Week with Dr. Spear
  • Off Center Study Club with Dr. Henry Tanner
  • Center for Professional Development with Dr. Mike Schuster
  • CSDA CE Series 1984-present
  • Professional experience

  • Associate with Dr. John Ceplenski 1984-1986
  • Partnership with Dr. Ceplenski 1986-1991
  • Solo Practice Southington CT 1991 - present
  • Attending at St. Francis GPR, Hartford, CT 1996 -2007
  • Professional memberships

  • ADA, AGD (Mastership Award)
  • Office Manager


  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Albertus Magnus College 1994-1997
  • Graduate: Master of Science Education, University of New Haven 1998-2000
  • Dental Assisting National Board Radiation Certification 2002
  • With over 30 years of quality dental experience, Paula has been the cheerful face and voice of the office reception area. Her dental assisting background, dental design/production experience and x-ray license have made her a knowledgeable asset to the team.

    Paula joined the practice in 2011 and enjoys her position, as it allows close interaction with every staff member as well as the opportunity to give every patient the attention, courtesy and respect that the office strives to provide.

    With her degree in fine arts, and her experience from her dental lab technician position she has an aesthetic awareness to dental restoration design. Her artistic eye for, shape, color and form aid the doctor with his aesthetic dental restorations.

    When away from the office, she enjoys time with her family, teaching the fine arts at a local college, designing dental restorations for a local dental lab, commercial photography and creating her own personal artwork.

    Dental Assistant


    Sylwia attended Dent-Temp Careers in Stratford and has greatly expanded her knowledge of dental assisting. She also carries an Infection Control and OSHA Certification. Her warm personality and meticulous attention to detail make her a valuable and much-appreciated member of our staff, and her ability to speak both English and Polish allows us to meet the needs of a broader patient base.

    Prior to coming to the United States in 2001, Sylwia was a Polish language teacher, and she also has experience working with children in daycare settings. Her pastimes include traveling, reading, cycling, and swimming.



    Shelly received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport in 1986 and her Master's degree in Human Nutrition in 1992. When in college, she was inducted into the Sigma Phi Alpha Association, and stays abreast of her profession through numerous continuing education courses and working in state-of-the-art dental practices.

    Shelly works in pediatric and general dental practices and finds dental hygiene both satisfying and rewarding. She attributes her passion to the wonderful rapport she has with her patients, colleagues, and employers.

    When not at the office, Shelly loves cooking and is involved in church activities. Every year the family looks forward to vacationing in Canada on Prince Edward Island with her husband David, three children (William, Alexandra, Kathryn), and dog Seamus.

    'Do what you love and love what you do. I do!'



    Donna joined the Zdeblick dental team after working with Dr. Jack Alkon for nearly 35 years. She was introduced to the dental field while attending undergraduate school at Quinnipiac University. She pursued a degree in Dental Hygiene and graduated with honors from Tunxis Community College.

    Donna finds preventative patient care very rewarding and strives to deliver the highest quality of care to all her patients. Her enthusiasm and long-standing relationships with her patients make her a valuable asset to our caring team.

    In her spare time, Donna enjoys reading, vacationing, and is active in her church. Donna and her husband Bill have one grandson, two grown sons, Ryan and Jeffrey, and two dogs Lilly & Charlie.


    Emanuela aka Ela received her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Goodwin University asides her Bachelor’s degree in Albanian Language and Master’s degree in Literature, pursued in Albania. She was a high school teacher in her country for about 11 years, before coming to the USA with her husband and two children.

    She came to the US dreaming of a better future for her children, leaving her family, friends, and her profession to start a new life. Living in the US has been filled with sacrifices, studying, hard work and dedication to achieve her goals. She loves working with people, caring for and helping them. Working in the medical field has been one of her dreams. Ela is bilingual, she speaks Albanian and English.

    In the summer of 2022, she visited her family and relatives in Albania after years of being apart and they had a wonderful time together. She loves baking and cooking by combining traditional and new recipes. Ela conserves Albanian traditions with her family and friends and sharing in the pride that she has for her country. Reading books and listening to music are her favorite things to do.

    She is inspired by Mother Theresa's words “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing”. She loves being a hygienist and making people’s smiles brighter…