Meet Yakima Oral Surgeon Dr. Daniel C. Topper
Dr. Daniel C. Topper was born and raised in Hollywood, California. He graduated from UCLA and the USC School of Dentistry. Dr. Topper practiced general dentistry in Vail, Colorado before completing the residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Denver General Hospital. He also completed the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital, as well as a postgraduate fellowship in arthroscopic surgery at the Pacific Clinical Research Foundation in San Diego, California. Dr. Topper was initially certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1992, and recertified in 2002 and 2012.
Dr. Topper served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado before receiving an appointment to be the Personal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to the Sultan and Royal Family of Brunei. In this enviable position, Dr. Topper met and treated many international celebrities. After four years, Dr. Topper and his wife, Melani, moved to Saudi Arabia to work for Saudi Aramco, the largest oil company in the world. With the birth of their first child, Dr. Topper moved his family back to the USA. Dr. Topper has been in Yakima, Washington since 2004 and often entertains his patients with stories of his many overseas adventures.