Meet Dr. Sumner

  Todd Sumner, D.D.S., M.D.

Diplomate American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

 Office: (562) 698-0943


Professional Summary

Service-oriented Oral and Facial Surgeon with 29 years experience in clinical patient care to include education and training of medical and dental residents. A retired Naval Surgeon of 23 years exemplifies adaptability, excellent communication, and time management skills.

Work History

VA San Diego Healthcare System - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

San Diego, CA

05/2016 - Current

· Perform surgery to prepare the mouth for dental implants, and to aid in the regeneration of deficient bone and gum tissues.

· Treat infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaws, and neck.

· Provide emergency treatment of facial injuries including lacerations and fractured facial bones.

· Responsible for teaching, mentoring, and lecturing to Dental residents that rotate annually, as well as Medical residents from the UCSD School of Medicine.

Mirage Center-Oral Surgery - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Rancho Mirage, CA

10/2013 - 05/2016

· Practiced full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Private Practice setting

United States Navy - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

06/1992 - 10/2013

· Department Head; Oral Surgery and General Dentistry, USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier (CVN 76) and USS George Washington Aircraft Carrier (CVN 73), Sept 2011 - Oct 2013. Responsible for leading, organizing and planning patient care for 6,000 sailors.

· Department Head; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital, Marine Corps Base 29 Palms, June 2009 - Sept 2011. Organized patient care of over 10,000 Marines as well as education and training of 4 surgical technicians and 17 General Practitioners.

· Executive Officer (XO), Alpha Surgical Company, Al-Asad Hospital, Iraq, Feb 2004 - Oct 2004. Organized a Doctor/Nursing/Supportive staff of over 150 to help plan treatment of wounded soldiers to include live combat operations.

· Officer in Charge (OIC) Dental Platoon; Operation Iraqi Freedom, Camp Okinawa, Iraq, Feb 2003 - Sept 2003. Planned and organized treatment of Dental patients utilizing 6 Dentists and 11 Hospital Corpsman.


Scientific Presentations

· 1st Place, Poster/Table Clinic Presentation, Traumatic Lingual Nerve Injuries Following 3rd Molar Extractions - San Antonio, TX 1998

· 2nd Place, Academic Research Competition, Treatment of Oral Chronic Graft vs. Host Disease with Intraoral PUVA Therapy - San Diego, CA 2008

· Case Report: Use of Dexmetetomidine (Precedex) for outpatient Oral Surgical Procedures in Autistic Patients - Naval Medical Center, San Diego, September 2006.

· Case Report: Treatment for Radiation Induced Myositis - Naval Medical Center, San Diego, November 2008

· Multifocal Squamous Odontogenic Tumor; Resident Research Competition, California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Newport Beach, CA, October 2007

· The Use of Botox for Treatment of Temporalis Tendonitis; Annual Meeting, Southern California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Palm Springs, CA February 2009.




· California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

· American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

· California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - Anesthesia Site Examiner


· Meritorious Service Medal - 2013

· Navy Commendation Medal x 2 - 2005, 2011

· Navy Achievement Medal x 2 - 1997, 2004

· Presidential Unit Citation - 2004


D.D.S - California #58935



Naval Medical Center

San Diego, CA

M.D. : Residency in Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery


University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, TX

M.D. : Medicine


Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Loma Linda, CA

D.D.S : Dentistry


La Sierra University

Riverside, CA

Bachelor of Science : Microbiology










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He is a well-trained, Loma Linda educated Whittier Dentist succeeding his Father's established practice which, under his capable management, has flourished and significantly expanded. Well regarded by his local Peers, the following adjectives are appropriate in his description: He is a skilled, conscientious, courteous, available practioner of Dentistry providing outstanding quality care-so much so that many of his patients travel great distances to avail themselves of his care. His office staff is exemplary in the care they provide, treating you "like members of the family." His waiting room is quite adequate in size, has the lates varitey of magazines, beautiful wall pictures and is decorated appropirately for the various holidays. He utilizes the latest Diagnostic-Therapeutic Dental Equipment in providing optimal care. He is very selective in his referals to the more highly trained Dental Specialists requiring special evaluation and treatment. In summary, Dr. Robert Parminter is a very valuable asset to the Whittier Community for its Dental needs and has provided superb quality care to me, members of my family and friends for many years!

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