Dr. Brian Topping
Dr. Brian Topping received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology from Ball State University. He continued his education at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. Dr. Topping began practicing dentistry in 1998 and opened his own office in 2002, in Nappanee, Indiana. Dr. Topping believes in constantly improving his accreditation's and education to maintain the highest level of care for his patients.
Dr. Topping is a member of The Academy of General Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, International Congress of Oral Implantology, Misch International Implant Institute, and the Nappanee Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Topping is also a strong believer in giving back to the community. He is on the Board of Directors for Faith Mission in Elkhart. Faith Mission is a homeless shelter, serving those underprivileged in Elkhart and the surrounding counties. He has also traveled to Mexico and Haiti on Dental Mission Trips. Dr. Topping is a member of the American Motorcycling Association and enjoys riding motorcycles with his son Grant. He is married to a "hometown" girl, Stephanie (Swihart) and they also have a daughter Arianna. Dr. Topping's hobbies include rugby, hunting, fishing, water skiing and any other outdoor activities.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Swihart
Dr. Swihart grew up in Wakarusa, Indiana and graduated from NorthWood High School. He went on to complete his Biology degree from Valparaiso University in 2006, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Swihart then received his doctorate from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2010.
He has had specialized training in Invisalign and Implants and is member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. In order to provide the highest quality of dentistry to his patients, Dr. Swihart takes many hours of continuing education.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Holly and son Brayson. He also loves reading, working out, and watching Florida Gators Football and IU Basketball.
Jeff works primarily out of the Bristol office.
Stephanie Topping, Office Manager
Stephanie Topping is the Practice Administrator and wife of Dr. Topping. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Telecommunications with a minor in Speech Communications. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Stephanie worked in the public health field for five years before attending counseling classes and working with juvenile sex offenders. Stephanie accompanied Dr. Topping on his dental mission trip to Mexico and has a passion for helping the underprivileged. She loves to spend time with Dr. Topping and her two children. Stephanie works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Holly Swihart, LDH Office Manager
Holly Swihart graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2008, with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined Topping Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in 2014 as Office Manager. Holly is married to Dr. Swihart and they have one child. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching Colts football. Holly works primarily out of the Bristol office.
Jenni Fischer, LDH Treatment Coordinator
Jenni Fischer is a licensed dental hygienist and also acts as the Treatment Coordinator. Jenni attended Indiana University South Bend and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008. She obtained her local anesthetic license in 2011. Jenni has worked for Dr. Topping since 2008. She has been married to Matt since 2009 and they have one child. Jenni works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Kelsey Taylor, Dental Assistant
Kelsey Taylor graduated from Northwood High School in 2004 and continued her education at Indiana University of South Bend. In 2007 she completed the Expanded Dental Assistant Program and received her radiology license. In 2009, Kelsey continued her education completing The Straight Wire Orthodontic Program. She has been with Dr. Topping since 2008 and is married and has two children. Kelsey enjoys spending time outdoors with her horses. Kelsey works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Jenna Bowen, Dental Assistant
Jenna Bowen graduated from NorthWood High School in 2009. She graduated from the school of dentistry at IUPUI in 2011. She received her radiology license in 2011 and continued her education and completed The Straight Wire Orthodontic Program. Jenna has worked for Dr. Topping since 2011 as an Expanded Dental Assistant. She is married to Joel and has one child. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family. Jenna works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Patty Mast, Dental Assistant
Patty Mast has worked for Dr. Topping since 2007 as a Expanded Dental Assistant. She is radiology licensed since 2008 and in 2009 completed The Straight Wire Orthodontic Program. Previously, Patty worked in public education for 10 years and 7 years in management. She has been a Creative Memories Consultant since 1999 in her spare time and is married with two grown children. Patty works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Rebekah Kindle, LDH
Rebekah Kindle attended Indiana University of South Bend and graduated in 2006 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked as a Hygienist in Missouri for 1 year before moving back to Indiana to get married. She began working at Dr. Topping's office in 2007. In her free time Rebekah enjoys scrap booking and spending time with her friends and family. She obtained her local anesthetic license in 2012. She is married to Brent and has three children. Rebekah works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Sondra Diener, Scheduling Coordinator / Insurance Claim Processor
Sondra Diener is the Scheduling Coordinator and Insurance Claim Processor. She joined Dr. Topping's office in 2005. She is married and has two grown children. Before joining Dr. Topping's team she was employed in public education for 9 years. Sondra likes to stay close to home and spend time with her family and friends. What she likes most about her job is meeting and building long term relationships with all the patients. Sondra works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Terra Herr, Hygiene Coordinator
Terra Herr started working at Dr. Topping's office in August 2006 as an Intern through the ICE Program at Fairfield Jr.Sr. High School. After completion of her internship and graduating in 2007, she stayed on and worked as a Dental Assistant. Currently, Terra is the Hygiene Coordinator in the Front Office with additional responsibilities in the Accounts Receivable Department. Terra also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is married to Cody and they have two children. Terra works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Abigail Flora, LDH
Abi Flora is a 2003 graduate of Indiana University of South Bend with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been working for Dr. Topping since March of 2005. She is married with 4 beautiful children. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, camping and spending time with her family. Abi is a life long resident of Bremen. She obtained her local anesthetic license in 2012. Abigail works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Jennifer Pippenger, LDHJenn Pippenger graduated from Indiana University of South Bend in 2007 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelors Degree in General Studies in 2009. She has worked for Dr. Topping since 2010 as a Licensed Dental Hygienist. Jenn is married and has two children and enjoys camping in her spare time. She obtained her local anesthetic license in 2012. Jenn works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Erin Miller, Dental Assistant
Erin Miller received her schooling at Lake Michigan College. She has worked for Dr. Topping since 2013 and especially enjoys working on orthodontics. She loves spending time with her son and daughter and her husband Kenny. Scrap-booking, DIY projects, and entertaining friends and family are other activities she enjoys. Erin works primarily out of the Nappanee office.
Kathy Vantine, LDH
Kathy Vantine, RDH, Graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in May 1977. Before going to college to be a Hygienist she worked as a dental assistant for 11 years. She started in the Bristol location in 1985. She is happily married with two grown sons. She enjoys running, working out and being with family and friends. Kathy works primarily out of the Bristol office.
Ashleigh Lehman, LDH
Ashleigh Lehman graduated in 2013 from Indiana University of South Bend with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene, and is licensed to administer local anesthesia. She started working for Topping Dental Group in October of 2014. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as doing outdoor activities. Ashleigh works primarily out of the Bristol office.