Meet Dr. Sumner

Whittier Oral Surgeon - Todd Sumner DDS, MD

Whittier Dentist - Todd Sumner DDS, MDDr. Sumner has been active duty Navy and practicing dentistry since 1992 and is married with two daughters. In his spare time, his spare time he enjoys running, reading, spending time with his family, and rooting for the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys. Dr. Sumner’s favorite books are “Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailor” and “Chesapeake,” his favorite film is “Field of Dreams,” and his favorite TV shows are “House,” “E.R.” and “Mash.” 

“I will make your surgical experience a happy one. When you are referred to my care, you will be welcomed as a personal friend. You can expect attention to detail and thorough explanation of the planned treatment. As your surgeon, I will use a variety of anesthesia options including sedation or general anesthesia to alleviate any fears you may have.”  - Dr. Sumner

Volunteer Experience

Active Duty Navy since 1992; served as a Dental officer onboard a Destroyer Tender; served twice with the Marines in Iraq as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Executive Officer of a Surgical Company treating wounded servicemen near the front lines; Medical/Dental mission trips to South American and Mexico

  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Presidential Unit Citation
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal
Professional Association
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Diplomat American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • DDS - Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • MD - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
  • BS - Microbiology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA


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"My many years of contact with Dr Parminter's office have been OUTSTANDING! Both professionally and friendly, they are the very best. My principal contacts have been with Dr Parminter, Sherri, Jennifer, Cathy and Tammi, of whom I have great respect. I have nothing but pleasant comments for the entire staff."

Joseph Campbell, NASA Eng.

"I have been treated by Dr. Robert Parminter for 20 years for all my dental needs. I highly respect him as a dentist and a man who truly cares about his patients. His staff is world class in every respect and they make you feel like family at all times. I recommend Dr. Parminter to all my family and friends for him to be their dentist."

Lynn Popovich

The following will serve as an affirmative testimonial characterizing the attributes of Robert Parminter, DDS.:
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!

Paul P. Deasy, M.D. Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology University of Southern California School of Medicine Los Angeles, California

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