Practice History

Root River Dental is the third iteration of one of Stewartville’s original dental practices. The practice dates back to the 1940’s when Dr. A.O. Hagan practiced out a single dental chair on the second floor of a downtown building on the intersection of Highways 63 and 30. Dr. Hagan practiced until 1978, when he retired and sold the practice to Dr. Lee Weinhold.

Dr. Lee Weinhold was originally from Anoka, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (Class of 1978). Dr. Weinhold operated a solo-practice by the name of Dr. Lee Weinhold Family Dentistry for 41 years. During his time, he grew the practice to 4 chairs and moved to The Professional Building (100 Second Street SE, Stewartville). He enjoyed a busy dental career that also included completing over 100 marathons!

Root River Dental was established on July 1, 2014, when Dr. Lee Weinhold retired, selling his practice to Dr. Zachary J. Lechner. Dr. Lechner choose to name the practice Root River Dental to reflect one of the region’s natural features that connects many of the communities the practice serves. (Not to mention Dr. Lechner likes fly fishing)

In December 2018, Root River Dental moved into its current location (501 South Main Street, Stewartville). The new location features the most advanced technologies available for patient care.

From yesterday and into the future, Dr. Lechner and the team at Root River Dental will strive to continue the tradition of great dental care in Stewartville.