Dr. Zielinski graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a Degree in Biology. As an undergraduate, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and awarded University Honors – a distinction given to the top 3% of the graduating class. He received his D.D.S. in from the University of Illinois-Chicago. While studying at the College of Dentistry, he was the recipient of several awards including the Horace Wells Senior Student Award for excellence in dental anesthesiology, the Leslie J. Braun Jr. Award for excellence in dental diagnosis and treatment planning, and the Donald L. McElroy Award for professionalism in endodontics. After receiving his D.D.S., he entered into endodontic residency at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was awarded his Certificate in Endodontics.

Dr. Zielinski has served as an associate professor of endodontics at the Marquette School of Dentistry and is in full-time private practice as a founding partner with Meridian Endodontics & Periodontics. He is an active member and lecturer for both the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association and the Waukesha County Dental Society. He has been active in the Waukesha County Dental Society for many years and currently serves as its President. Dr. Zielinski is also an active member of the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Zielinski believes that education is a lifelong endeavor and, as such, is passionate about continued education. He is a member and contributor to the TDO forum, which is an online community of endodontists from around the world that share clinical cases, concepts, and questions for the betterment of patient care. He is a member of the Spear Study Club, which is a group of local general dentists and specialists that study and review complex, multidisciplinary dental cases as a form of active learning. He has also received additional training with DOCS (Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation) to be able to provide safe and effective sedation (‘sleep dentistry’) for patients’ comfort.

When Dr. Zielinski is not treating patients or studying cases and literature (which is rare) he enjoys running, weight training, and cheering for his favorite sports teams (which may or may not be Chicago based). Dr. Zielinski and his wife, Kristen, are the proud parents of 3 children, Hazel, Eloise, and Ben.

Dr. Zielinski strives to provide the most comfortable and gentle dental experience possible while surrounded by an amazing and caring team in a state of the art office. He looks forward to meeting you today!

Our Team

Dr. Marybeth Francis


Dr. Jared Frisbie


Dr. Thomas Jahnke


Dr. Charles Stoianovici

Periodontist & Implant Surgeon

Dr. Lisa Teel

Periodontist & Implant Surgeon

Dr. Michael Zielinski


Our Specialty Hygienists






3 Locally-Owned Clinics to Serve Greater Milwaukee & SE Wisconsin


20350 Water Tower Blvd. Suite 10
Brookfield, WI 53045
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Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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Shorewood, WI 53211
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