Growing up, Dr. Ryan Toponce was always interested in pursuing a career in health care. While in college, he had the opportunity to take part in a medical/dental mission trip to Peru. During that time, he was able to see firsthand the effects that dentistry had on the lives of many people. It was then that Dr. Toponce knew that a career in dentistry was the path that he wanted to follow. Dr. Toponce was fortunate to gain exposure to a wide variety of oral surgery procedures during his time in dental school, ranging from dental implant placement and bone grafting procedures to reconstructive jaw surgery and the treatment of facial trauma injuries. It was the life changing effects that these procedures have on patients that inspired Dr. Toponce to be an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Toponce's main goal is to help patients feel comfortable during treatment and make it through the procedure painlessly and comfortably, regardless of their background or previous experience with surgery or dentistry. He strives to ensure that patients feel happy with their results and realize that with the right oral surgeon, treatment can be easy.