Zehren Dental Building Dream Office

Dr. Peter Zehren

Dr. Peter Zehren made the big move of Zehren Dental from its downtown Winona location to a new, state of the art facility at 702 Mankato Avenue, Winona. We have been open at our new location now since June of 2013.

Dr. Zehren states, "It has been a dream of mine for many years to work in an office dedicated to the patient experience. After many years of analysis and planning, the site at Mankato Avenue became available and it seemed like a perfect fit for our team and our patients." The clinic is designed for patient comfort and utilizes ergonomic design to enhance the dental provider capabilities. Zehren has worked with a local architect and general contractor, Warneke and Associates and Wapasha Construction respectively. Additional layout and design assistance was provided by Patterson Dental, Eagan, MN. Dr. Zehren used his previous experience as an US Navy Dentist to study and provide Dentistry in different dental clinic settings around the globe. His experience in a US Navy Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, with the Fleet Marine Force in Okinawa, Japan and onboard a Submarine Tender (USS McKee AS-41) based out of San Diego shaped his vision for the new dental office in Winona. Those international experiences have also reinforced the importance of home and family for Dr. Zehren who is married to Kimberly and has two children Hayden and Hudson. 

According to Zehren, “I’ve always been drawn to the water, especially to the Mississippi River as a child. It's one of the main reasons for returning to the scenic Winona area to practice dentistry. When I saw the view of Lake Winona from the new building site, it just clicked. I envisioned the patients sharing that same tranquil view of Lake Winona while sitting in the dental chair. Our dental team looks forward to providing dental care in that same tranquil setting."

Zehren Dental has been a vital business in downtown Winona for many years occupying the former Ted Maier Drug Store location. Together with Dr. Pete's dad, Dr. Roger Zehren, the Zehren name has been providing dentistry in Winona for over 70 years combined. Dr. Pete hopes that they can reach a combined 100 years of dental service to the Winona community. “That would be awesome.” claims Dr. Pete.

Dr. Ryan Gerts

Dr. Ryan Gerts was raised in the Chicago suburb of Bloomingdale, IL and went on to attended Winona State University where he received his Bachelors degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. During his time at Winona State, you could also find Dr. Ryan on Maxwell Field on fall Saturdays as a member of the Warrior Football Team from 2011-2014, and serving as Captain in 2014. During his time as a student athlete, Ryan was awarded not only for his athletic accomplishments, including All-Conference and All-American honors, but for outstanding community work and leadership on the team.

Dr. Ryan went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree (DMD) from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. Midwestern University allowed Dr. Ryan the outstanding opportunity to earn his dental education at an institution that is currently at the cutting edge of dental technology and utilizes the newest techniques in the field. This education has allowed Ryan to pursue his interests in: Same-Day Crowns, root canal therapy, clear aligner orthodontics (Invisalign) and implant dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the Southeastern District Dental Society.

Dr. Ryan always said as a Winona State student-athlete that Winona was the best home-away-from-home anyone can ask for. It is now a true honor and privilege for him to be back and serve the wonderful community of Winona and to finally call it a true home for him and his wife Kait. Kait and Dr. Ryan met at Winona State and are excited to become part of the community that has meant so much to them. During his free time, he enjoys reading, fishing, entertaining friends and family, and supporting his Winona State Warriors!



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Dr. Peter Zehren - Zehren Dental  - Winona Dentist - 507-457-3333
702 Mankato Ave Winona, MN 55987