- Stephen D. Zeller, DDS
Dr. Zeller grew up in Kansas City, Mo. where he attended college at the University of Missouri in Kansas City (UMKC). During the Vietnam Conflict he was in the United States Navy, serving in Okinawa for two years receiving an honorable discharge. He obtained his DDS from UMKC and completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from UMKC/Truman Medical Center in 1985. Dr. Zeller divides his time between private practice and serving as a clinical assistant professor within the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he works with Oral Surgery residents primarily on dental implants and bone grafting. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Zeller has published articles in the “International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” and the “Missouri Dental Journal.” He has lectured on various topics in Oral Surgery at many different meetings including the Kansas Dental Association, where he spoke on “Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office.” He is President and co-founder of the Heartland Dental Study Club which provides continuing education to 45 dentist members in northeast Kansas.
Dr. Zeller is a past president of the Kansas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Topeka District Dental Society. He is a member of the Kansas Dental Board which regulates dentistry and safeguards the public in the state of Kansas. Dr. Zeller serves on the medical staff at Stormont Vail Medical Center.
He is actively involved in volunteer services and is currently the President of the Donated Dental Services program in the state of Kansas which is a national organization that provides free dental care to the elderly and disabled. Dr. Zeller volunteers for the Marian Dental Clinic, Topeka Rescue Mission and annual Missions of Mercy in Kansas. He has organized and been involved in multiple dental missions to Mexico, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.