About Us

Our mission is to provide unparalleled holistic dental care in a clean, modern, and friendly atmosphere. Learn more about the Well Rooted Dentistry team and our holistic dentists in Providence, RI.

Dr. Sylvia Zannis

After completing her undergraduate work at Michigan State University, Dr. Zannis received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. In addition, she received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in operative dentistry as well as her certification for mercury-safe filling removal from IAOMT.

Our patients love Dr. Zannis because she takes the time to listen to their concerns and truly get to know them. She treats every individual like she would treat a member of her own family – with lots of compassion and zero judgement.

Dr. Zannis is currently a member of these organizations and associations:
  • Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS)
  • Price-Pottenger
  • Spear Study Club
  • RI Dental Society
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Rhode Island Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
She has received the following awards:
  • Boston’s Top Dentist’s 2019, Boston Magazine
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Making A Difference Award
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Executive Board
  • Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity, Executive Board

Dr. Zannis also works with a range of charity organizations, including Round the Bend Farm, Michigan Miracle League, Give Kids a Smile Day, and Mouth Guard Clinic.

When she isn’t at the office, you can find Dr. Zannis exploring New England, cooking, traveling, golfing, working out, playing tennis, or reading. She lives near Providence with her German Shepard, Ava.

Dr. Robert Bouffard

Dr. Bouffard is a board-certified periodontist specializing in gum treatments, dental implant placement, and wisdom teeth removal. After completing his undergraduate work at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, he attended the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Dr. Bouffard is a Navy veteran and completed residencies in both general dentistry and periodontics while on active duty.

Our patients enjoy working with Dr. Bouffard because he involves them in every aspect of treatment planning. He is passionate about helping individuals overcome obstacles to improve their oral and systemic health.

Dr. Bouffard is currently a member of these organizations:
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • Swiss Dental Systems

He has also been recognized as Annapolis’ Best Dental Surgeon for 12 of the past 13 years and Rhode Island’s Top Periodontist by Rhode Island Magazine for three of the past five years.

In addition to delivering top-tier holistic care to our patients, Dr. Bouffard also provides surgical dental treatment for patients at Chrysalis House Addiction Recovery Center.

When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Bouffard enjoys surfing, skiing, fishing, cooking, wine and beer making, and playing the guitar.

Amber White

Dental Coordinator

Amber graduated from Worcester State College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and women’s studies. She then obtained her AAS in dental hygiene from the Community College of Rhode Island.

She has also received certifications or additional training in these focus areas:
  • Ozone therapy
  • Diode laser
  • Local anesthesia
  • SDS implant system
Amber is currently a member of the following organizations and associations:
  • SDS Study Club
  • Price Pottinger Foundation
  • Spear Study Club

To further expand her expertise, Amber is currently pursuing a naturopathic health care provider certificate with the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry.

Our patients love Amber’s kind demeanor. She is dedicated to providing patients with the absolute best experience possible, so she takes time to fully understand their unique goals.

She also offers her time and energy to charity organizations, including Mission of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile Day.

When she isn’t at the office, Amber enjoys hiking, cooking, shopping at farmers’ markets, and kayaking. She currently resides with her husband, Chris, her pug, Sophie, and several beloved chickens.

Ashlyn Barry

Dental Assistant

Ashlyn obtained her Bachelor of Arts in biology from Salve Regina University. She has also received certifications and training in several areas, including:

  • CPR certification
  • Spear Study Club
  • SDS Study Club

Patients love Ashlyn’s ability to connect with them. She has a calm disposition which helps individuals feel comfortable and safe under our care. Ashlyn enjoys learning about our patients and becoming an active part of their wellness journey.

When Ashlyn isn’t at the office, she enjoys art, hiking, dog training, and horseback riding. She also participates in charity work with Gates of Harmony, an equine therapy program.

Ashlyn currently resides on a beautiful horse farm in South County, RI with her two dogs, Koda and Winston.

Sandra Bernal

Dental Assistant

Sandra joined our practice in 2019 after attending Norwalk Community College. She has received special accreditations and certifications in the following areas:

  • SDS Study Club
  • CEREC®
  • Ozone
  • CPR
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (ASCP)
  • DANB Certified Dental Assistant

She’s also a member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and she frequently donates her time and energy to Give Kids a Smile Day – a charity that provides oral healthcare and free screenings to young patients.

Our patients trust Sandra because she takes time to answer all of their questions. She brings a positive energy to our office that lets everyone know they’re in good hands.

Sandra is originally from Columbia but came to the United States at a young age. When she isn’t working, you can find her cooking, traveling, working out, doing buti yoga, dancing, and bike riding. She enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs, Caramelo and Yasmin.

Well Rooted Dentistry is affiliated with the following organizations:

International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry
Massachusetts Dental Society

Every dental implant we place at Well Rooted Dentistry is made by Swiss Dental Solutions, a world-renowned company specializing in the fabrication of ceramic implants. Our entire team has been trained by Dr. Ulrich Volz of Swiss Biohealth, a pioneer in the field of biological implantology.

Contact Our Team Today

To learn more about how our team can help you achieve and maintain optimal oral and systemic health, schedule a visit at Well Rooted Dentistry. Contact us online or call us at (401) 443-4007.

Monday/Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The BioMed Center New England
111 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI 02903