Your First Visit at Topping Dental

Welcome to Topping Dental Group where we believe you deserve gentle personalized dental care. We share your goal of a healthy, beautiful smile. We are here to improve your smile, address and treat any dental concerns you may have. We are excited and delighted to help you achieve a smile that can last a lifetime. We realize that the first appointment can create a little anxiety in either you or your family member, so we want to help you prepare for this visit so that your first visit goes smoothly and comfortably.

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Before Your First Visit

Before you visit one of our Topping Dental Group locations, we want to make sure that you are prepared. Here’s what you need to do before you arrive:

Prepare Your Paperwork & Information

You can download our new patient packet so that it’s completed before you come, or you can fill out the paperwork in our office. Either way, you need to bring with you your state issued ID and insurance information.

Verify Your Dental Insurance

We do not accept all insurance carriers, so you need to verify with both your insurance company and the Topping Dental office of your choice that your insurance will be accepted.

During Your First Visit

At any of our Topping Dental Group locations you can expect to have a warm and welcoming experience with our entire staff. We know that healthy teeth start with health gums so here’s what you can expect on your first visit with us.

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We Listen To Your Thoughts and Concerns

At your first dental visit, we take time to listen to your concerns. We want you to know that we value you as a person and your voice matters.

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We Look at your Entire Oral Health

During your first dental exam we will perform a comprehensive wellness visit with a comfortable cleaning (in the absence of periodontal disease), x-rays, and a personalized comprehensive screening on your overall gum health. At this visit we will be watching for signs of decay and other common dental problems as well as overall gum health. Remember we’ve got you covered with all the routine services you need to prevent and resolve tooth decay and maintain healthy, beautiful teeth all year long as well as all the comprehensive dental treatment you may need going forward.

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We Discuss Our Findings And Answer Any Questions That You May Have

Your health is your choice. The doctor will explain the dental findings and then will provide a treatment plan if any potential or current problems are found.

After Your First Visit

When your first visit is complete and your dental concerns have been addressed, if needed, a printed plan will be given with specific treatment needed as well as your financial investment. You may then schedule any appointments recommended by the dentist.

At this time you will also receive a text message from our staff asking you to leave a review of your experience! If you had a pleasant experience, our staff and other people looking for a dentist in their area will want to know!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any new patient specials?

Yes, we do! For all new Topping Dental patients, we are offering $100 off a new patient comprehensive visit or $250.00 off full orthodontic placement.. Just mention it when you call to schedule your appointment.

What should you bring to your first dentist appointment?

Simply bring your driver’s license and insurance card. If you’d like to bring the new patient forms, you can do this as well!

Will I get a dental cleaning on my first visit or is it just a consultation?

A new patient comprehensive visit will include all cavity detecting x-rays, a panoramic x-ray that shows below the gumline x-rays and a cleaning unless you require a deeper cleaning and if so you would be scheduled to come back in the near future for that cleaning

Do you offer payment plans if I don’t have insurance?

We offer Care Credit as our only payment option. (you can pre-apply by going to

Our Dentistry Standards and Compassion Are the Best in Michiana

We’re a trusted family dental practice devoted to restoring the natural beauty of your smile using a gentle hand, cutting-edge procedures with state of the art equipment that will result in a smile that can last a lifetime, for both you and your entire family!

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Personal Touch

Our goal is to provide each and every patient with the very best dental care in the most supportive manner possible. Our office has a small town, neighborly atmosphere that will immediately put you at ease.

Our professional and experienced staff will help you feel welcome and comfortable as we strive to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care in the most gentle, pleasant, and effective way possible. We want you to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile your entire life.

Family Friendly Dentist

Many dental offices treat children for routine cleanings, but not all dentists have the ability or willingness to treat pediatric dental complications. We believe that a dental office should serve the entire family. Our dentists, hygienists, and administrative staff dedicate themselves to make sure that you and your child enjoy their entire dentist experience!

High Privacy Standards

We believe that both you and your privacy are protected. We invest in dental-specific softwares to track and manage your patient file which includes all patient information while simultaneously protecting your data.

Ongoing Training by Our Staff

In order for Topping Dental Group to offer excellent patient care with state-of-the-art dentistry, it is critical to consistently improve their skills in all aspects of dental education. We want each patient to feel confident and comfortable coming to Topping Dental Group. Dr. Topping, Dr. Swihart and Dr. Jakubowicz have a certified, licensed and professional staff who value their continuing education and sharpen their knowledge annually.


Trusted by Others in Our Community

Don’t just take our word for it – we have many reviews and testimonials from many others in the Michiana community! 

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Everyone at Topping Dental Group is lovely, professional and top notch. Kathy does a fantastic job of cleaning my teeth, so thoroughly and it's always great to chat with her.
Haley was wonderful!! Quick, efficient, and listened to my concerns!
Dr. Swihart & the whole staff at Topping are excellent. I have been going to Dr. Swihart for a few years and the care and professionalism of everyone in the office is always above and beyond. I called in with a chipped tooth and was scheduled the same day. They worked me in without hesitation and corrected the issue. I’d highly recommend this office to anyone in need of a family dentist!
Staff is always friendly. Have not had a bad experience so far and have been going to them for over 10 years for my dental needs.
Have been a patient for 2 years now. Very pleased with Doctor Swihart and his staff.
Very much enjoy my dental visits with Dr.Topping and his staff. Everyone is always so personable and makes your dental visit an exceptional experience.
Always a good place. Wonderful staff.
By far the best dentist I have been to, very clean and welcoming!
Very professional and friendly!

Patient Forms

Dr. Topping has provided specialized dental care to thousands of families. Our patients come from around the block as well as surrounding counties to experience the warm, personal care we provide.

If you’re a new patient, you can download the forms below to speed up the process during your first visit. We look forward to serving you!

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Three Convenient Dental Office Locations

Topping Dental Napannee


102 W Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550

Topping Dental Elkhart


21813 State Road 120
Elkhart, IN 46516

Topping Dental Middlebury


317 W. Bristol Avenue
Middlebury, IN 46540

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