Dental Staff

Empowering patients with education to make dental choices since 1983

The Team

All our professionals at Dr. Zdeblick and Dr. Weiss's office maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

  • 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. Dr. Weiss resides in Waterbury with his wife and six 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

    Professional experience

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

    Professional memberships

    • ADA, AGD
    • CSDA, SPEAR Continuing Education


    • 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
    • Formed the Southington Study Club 2007-present

    Professional memberships

    • ADA, AGD (Mastership Award)
  • Paula
    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.

  • Donna

    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.

  • Shelly

    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!'

  • Sylwia
    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.

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• John Lennon

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51 N. Main Street Southington, MI 06489

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