Meet Dr. Zachary J. Lechner, D.D.S.
Originally from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, Dr. Lechner graduated from Sartell High School before enrolling at the University of Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Lechner earned both a B.S. (Biology) and D.D.S. During his studies, he was the recipient of several awards for his research in cleft palate and study of dental implants. Dr. Lechner truly enjoys giving back and has volunteered at a wide range of dental outreach sites, including: Minnesota Mission of Mercy, the Indian Health Service, and annually hosts a Give Kids A Smile event at Root River Dental.
Dr. Lechner started his career at Riverside Dental Care in St. Peter, Minnesota, where he worked for 3 years. He quickly learned his love for building relationships in a small town community while providing his patients with excellent dental care.
Dr. Lechner opened Root River Dental, the former practice of Dr. Lee Weinhold Family Dentistry, in Stewartville, Minnesota in July, 2014. He is committed to continuing the excellent reputation of the practice and meeting the needs of the patients through comprehensive, evidence-based dental treatment.
He loves being part of such a dynamic community and strives every day to treat his patients, his team members, and his community with respect, honesty, and a little laughter.
Dr. Lechner is married to Stewartville-native Hannah (Garry) Lechner and loves spending time with their two daughters, Reese and Kennady. In his free time, he also enjoys hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, cycling and spending time in the Leech Lake area. Dr. Lechner loves cooking (especially baking) and is a committed foodie.
Dr. Lechner’s Professional Associations:
- American Dental Association
- Minnesota Dental Association
- Southeastern Minnesota District Dental Society
- Zumbro Valley Dental Society
- SPEAR Education: Study Club and Case Review