Stephen D. Zeller, DDS
Dr. Stephen Zeller was born in Kansas City, Missouri. After high school he attended the University of Missouri in Kansas City for two years prior to serving in the United States Navy in Okinawa from 1971-73. Upon his return he completed his undergraduate degree in biology and attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry, and graduated in 1980. Following graduation he completed a one year General Practice Residency at Leavenworth VA. Eventually he was accepted into the UMKC Oral and Maxillofacial program and completed his residency in 1985 and moved to Topeka, Kansas to start his current private practice.
Stephen is a past president of the Topeka District Dental Society and the Kansas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He served on the Kansas Dental Board for four years. Dr. Zeller is the current President of the Kansas chapter of Dental Lifeline Network which provides free dental care to the disabled, medically fragile and elderly. Dr. Zeller has donated free dental care to over 130 Dental Lifeline Network patients totaling over $750,000. He leads the nation in donated care for the Dental Lifeline Network. Stephen is a lifetime participant in the Kansas Mission of Mercy events and has traveled the world performing Oral Surgery mission trips. He provides discounted and free dental care for Marion Dental Clinic patients and the Topeka Rescue Mission. He is also president of the Heartland Dental Study Club with 45 dentist members serving the Northeast Kansas area. He currently holds a position as an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UMKC School of Dentistry where he works with the Oral Surgery residents. He was voted the “Kansas Dentist of the Year” in 2021 by the Kansas Dental Association.
Outside of dentistry, Stephen is married to his wife Kathy of 37 years. He enjoys golf, cooking, reading and time with his four children two of which are dentists, an anesthesiologist and a soon to be clinical psychologist. He recently had his first grandchild and is eager to spend time with her.