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Trusted Sparta, NJ Dentist

Get to Know Dr. Zelia Cannon

Dr. Zelia Cannon has been providing exceptional dentistry with a gentle touch for over 30 years. She has earned the reputation for providing the standard of excellence and personalized dental care by using the highest quality dental material and the most experienced dental lab technician to ensure a beautiful and healthy, long-lasting smile.












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Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Since she can remember, Dr. Cannon has been fascinated by the dental profession. She actually came from a family of orthodontists – her father and sister had dental offices in Brazil, and she spent most of her early years working in the dental office. Becoming a dentist herself felt like a natural choice, and she was sure that she could exceed her patients’ expectations by providing high-quality care.

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Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Cannon completed her undergraduate education at Pitagoras College in Brazil and Rutgers University in New Jersey. She then pursued her doctorate at New York University College of Dentistry. Following traditional schooling, she regularly pursues continuing education in order to offer her patients the very latest in cutting-edge dentistry. Over the years, she has studied specialty topics like cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, BOTOX and dermal fillers, laser dentistry, dental implant restorations, occlusal equilibration at the Pankey Institute, and much more. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

When she isn’t busy caring for patients at Gentle Dentistry, she loves spending quality time at the beach, doing yoga, dancing, singing, exercising, relaxing with her loved ones, traveling, and practicing good nutrition and cooking. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she used to perform on the trapeze in her younger years!