Our Staff

Dr. Brian Topping

Dr. Brian Topping

DDS

Dr. Jeffrey A. Swihart

Dr. Jeffrey A. Swihart

DDS

Stephanie Topping

Stephanie Topping

Practice Administrator

Holly Swihart

Holly Swihart

Office Manager & LDH

Jenna Bowen

Jenna Bowen

Expanded Dental Assistant

Lauren Corwin

Lauren Corwin

Front Office

Sondra Diener

Sondra Diener

Administrative Assistant

Angela Egers

Angela Egers

Dental Assistant

Jenni Fischer

Jenni Fischer

Treatment Coordinator & Licensed Dental Hygienist

Abigail Flora

Abigail Flora

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Brooke Hart

Brooke Hart

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Heather Heath

Heather Heath

Front Office & Dental Assistant

Rebekah Kindle

Rebekah Kindle

PRN Licensed Dental Hygienist

Ashleigh Lehman

Ashleigh Lehman

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Patty Mast

Patty Mast

Dental Assistant

Kayla Mersch

Kayla Mersch

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller

Front Office

Erin Miller

Erin Miller

PRN Dental Assistant

Sharon Motz

Sharon Motz

Dental Assistant

Jennifer Pippenger

Jennifer Pippenger

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Tyana Spencer

Tyana Spencer

Dental Assistant

Haley Zent

Haley Zent

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Dawn Ziegler

Dawn Ziegler

Dental Assistant

Dr. Brian Topping

DDS

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.

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Dr. Jeffrey A. Swihart

DDS

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, son Brayson, and daughter Bailey. He also loves reading, working out, and watching Florida Gators Football and IU Basketball.

Jeff works primarily out of the Bristol office.

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Stephanie Topping

Practice Administrator

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.

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Holly Swihart

Office Manager & Licensed Dental Hygienist

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 two children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching Colts football.

Holly works primarily out of the Bristol office.

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Jenna Bowen

Expanded 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 two children. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Jenna works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Lauren Corwin

Front Office

Lauren started working at Topping Dental Group in February of 2018. She works in the Front Office and is the Dental Insurance Specialist and Hygiene Coordinator.

Lauren previously worked in public and alternative education for 8 years. She has 2 handsome boys that keep her busy outside of work. She enjoys family time at home as well as staying active in sporting activities in the community.

Lauren works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Sondra Diener

Administrative Assistant

Sondra has worked for Topping Dental Group since 2005. She worked many of those years in the front office as scheduling coordinator and dental insurance specialist. She has since moved to the back office in the capacity of administrative assistant to Stephanie Topping.

She is happily married to Rex and has two fabulous grown children and a handsome son-in-law. Sondra likes to stay close to home as well as spending time with family and friends. She loves the small town feel of working in a close knit community.

Sondra works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Angela Egers

Dental Assistant

Angela graduated from Indiana University South Bend in 2001. She completed the Expanded Dental Assisting program and received her CDA and radiology license.

She is married to Charlie and has 3 awesome children. Angela enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family and friends.

Angela works primarily out of the Bristol office.

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Jenni Fischer

Treatment Coordinator & Licensed Dental Hygienist

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 two children.

Jenni works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Abigail Flora

Licensed Dental Hygienist

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.

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Brooke Hart

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Brooke Hart graduated from Indiana University South Bend in 2019 with her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene and her local anesthetic license and began working for Dr. Topping soon after.

She married her British sweetheart and they enjoy taking their nieces and nephew for evening walks around town.

Brooke works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Heather Heath

Front Office & Dental Assistant

Heather joined Topping Dental Group in 2016. She works in the Front Office and specializes in scheduling, insurance claims, and coordination of treatments. Previously, she worked as a Dental Assistant for 7 years in Michigan before moving to Indiana to marry her high school sweetheart.

Heather enjoys spending time with husband, Ben, and her son, Wyatt. She loves being outdoors, fishing, bow-hunting, and working on her Jeep.

Heather works primarily out of the Bristol office.

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Rebekah Kindle

PRN Licensed Dental Hygienist

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 scrapbooking and spending time with her friends and family. She obtained her local anesthetic license in 2012. She is married to Brent and has four children. 

Rebekah works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Ashleigh Lehman

Licensed Dental Hygienist

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.

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Patty Mast

Expanded 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. She and her husband, Jim have two married children and four grandchildren.

Patty works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Kayla Mersch

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Kayla is a licensed dental hygienist. She graduated from Ivy Tech Community College in 2016 and started working for Topping Dental Group in 2018.

She married Kyle in 2017 and they have one fur baby, their dog. She enjoys spending time with family as well as doing outdoor activities.

Kayla works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Cheryl Miller

Front Office

Cheryl joined Topping Dental Group in May of 2018 after spending the last 27 years working in the field of business management and financial services.

Cheryl went to IUSB and received her certificate in Dental Assisting in 1987 and is happy to be back in the dental office atmosphere. She works in the Front Office as Accounts Receivable Specialist. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her friends and family which includes her two beautiful grown daughters.

Cheryl works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Erin Miller

PRN 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 three children 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.

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Sharon Motz

Dental Assistant

Sharon Motz graduated from Lake Michigan College with her Associates Degree in dental assisting in 1998. She has a passion and love for working in the dental field.

Sharon took a few years off to stay home with her three young daughters. She is happily married to Rich. In her spare time, she likes to participate in group exercise classes and outdoor summer activities.

Sharon works primarily out of the Bristol office.

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Jennifer Pippenger

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Jenn 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.

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Tyana Spencer

Dental Assistant

Tyana Spencer graduated from Triton High School in 2017. She then enrolled in the dental assistant program at Ross Medical and completed the program in 2019. She joined Topping Dental Group in 2019.

Tyana enjoys spending time with her fiance’ Griffen and her dog Spider-man.

Tyana works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Haley Zent

Licensed Dental Hygienist

Haley graduated from Indiana-Purdue University of Fort Wayne in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia. She loves animals, especially her two dogs at home.

Her favorite season is summer, where you can find her on the lake or camping with her husband, Pierce, and her family.

Haley works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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Dawn Zielger

Dental Assistant

Dawn Ziegler received her dental assisting education at Indiana University South Bend. She was employed by an endodontist in South Bend for several years before working in public education for 17 years.

She and her husband have three married children and one granddaughter. Anywhere spending time with her family is her happy place.

Dawn works primarily out of the Nappanee office.

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