Dr. Danner is a native Oklahoman born and raised in Warr Acres. He attended Putnam City Schools and graduated from “the original” Putnam City High School in 1982. After attending the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Danner was accepted into the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry in 1990. After graduating from dental school in 1994, Dr. Danner was accepted into the General Practice Residency at the Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma. In 1995, Dr. Danner was offered a second-year residency position as Chief Resident at the VA Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma. The focus of his first year of residency was dentistry for children and adults, with an emphasis on medically compromised patients and advanced dental procedures. The second year was a continuation of advanced procedures including placement and restoration of dental implants.
After completion of his residencies in 1996, Dr. Danner established a private practice in northwest Oklahoma City. During this time of building clientele, Dr. Danner worked part-time attending the dental residents of the Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma and was a Clinical instructor in the operative and oral diagnosis clinics at the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry. Dr. Danner taught at the dental school part-time for the next seven years. Dr. Danner built his current, state-of-the-art facility in 2001 and continues to grow his practice one patient at a time.
Dr. Danner exceeds the required minimum in continuing education every year by taking mastery level courses in functional occlusion and aesthetic dentistry. He has completed numerous courses from the Dawson Academy, the Seattle Institute of Advanced Education and, more recently, the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. All of these dental education establishments are known throughout the world for their research and advanced education in dentistry. Dr. Danner is also a current member of the Faculty Club at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.
Dr. Danner is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Oklahoma Dental Association and the Oklahoma County Dental Society, as well as a Diplomate for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has served on the Oklahoma County Dental Society Board and has served as Chairman of Membership and Membership Services for the Oklahoma Dental Association. Dr. Danner was awarded Young Dentist of the Year in 2002 by his peers.
During his home time, Dr. Danner actively participates in outdoor cycling and fitness programs like weightlifting and yoga to promote physical health. Additionally, he is constantly seeking out local volunteer projects to better become an involved member of the community.
Meet Our Team
Our team here at the office of J. Russell Danner, DDS strives to educate patients on maintaining proper oral health and enjoy making their experience with us as memorable as possible. We focus on helping you feel as comfortable as possible during your procedure, and our goal is to make our office a positive, welcoming environment for everyone. To schedule an appointment with us, call 405-749-1676 today and meet our dentist in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Suzanne – Front Office Manager
Suzanne earned her Dental Assistant’s diploma in 1990 and has eight years of experience as an assistant. She spent one year as a treatment coordinator and 20 years as an office manager. She moved here from Canada in 2004 and joined our team in 2013. She enjoys working with her amazing boss and peers and the patients that we serve every day. She always goes above and beyond to help our patients and likes to form close relationships with them.
She and her amazing husband Keith have two grown daughters, Nicole and Kelsey and two pups, Spike and Fergie. In her spare time Suzanne enjoys traveling, Bible study, home renovation, boating and volunteering in the community. She also looks forward to attending concerts and the theater; and loves being a part of the mentorship program at her church and doing missions work in the U.S. and abroad.
Katie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie has been with us since 2014. Originally from Ohio, she has a degree in biology from Oklahoma Baptist University, and earned a bachelor ‘s degree from the University of Oklahoma. While there, she was on the honor roll and received the Burkhardt Dental Award for her research study “Oral Cancer Genomics”. Katie regularly attends continuing education courses to stay on top of the latest technology, research and products. She likes forming relationships with our patients and helping them enjoy good health through individualized care. Katie is married to her husband, Chris and enjoys traveling, fitness and college football.
Julie – Dental Hygienist
Julie has been a part of our team since 2012 and is a graduate of the North Dakota College of Science where she earned her degree in dental hygiene and nutrition.
She has devoted her career to creating great dental health for her patients and educating them about the importance of the link between oral and systemic health in the body. She has built strong relationships with her patients by treating them like family and making them smile.
Julie was involved in the American Dental Hygienists Association for 25 years as president and as a member of the executive committee for policies and bylaws. She stays abreast with her continuing education and always does her best to educate her patients about the importance of maintaining a healthy smile.
Julie is a fitness instructor and enjoys going to the lake on the weekends. Traveling is a passion of hers along with snow skiing, hiking and spending time in Colorado with her family. She is very goal and team-oriented and feels so fortunate to be working alongside and outstanding doctor.
Vania – Lead Dental Assistant
Vania has been with our practice since 2005 and she will tell you that she works with a great team. She excels at making our patients comfortable and even making them laugh! She loves the fact that she has been sitting in on procedures with Dr. Danner for years and that she has been able to bring smiles to people that may not have had one in a long time . She also appreciates the way that everyone on our team is there for one another and that we all work well to make the office run smoothly.
Vania has a daughter and a grandbaby. Away from the office she looks forward to visiting thrift stores and estate sales to find items that no one wants anymore, bringing them back to life with paint and giving them a new character for resale.
Brittani – Dental Assistant
Brittani Graduated from Yukon High School in 2014 and attended Custom Dental Assisting School in 2015. She enjoys working with people who are like family and getting to know our awesome patients, and strives to help all our patients feel better about their smiles. In her spare time, Brittani likes going to the lake, being outside and spending time with friends and family. And, she loves OU football!
Melinda is married to Dr. Danner and has been with us since we opened our doors in 1996. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting and marketing from Oklahoma State University. She manages the behind-the-scenes business side of our office and makes sure that we are making good business decisions and that we utilize our assets to best serve our patients. She loves the friendships she has with her fellow team members and enjoys the fun atmosphere at our office. She and Dr. Danner have been in business together since he finished his second dental residency and they make a really good team. Melinda takes care of the business side while Dr. Danner gets to do what he loves the most – dentistry! She considers it a win-win since they are both doing what they love.
Melinda and Dr. Danner have twin girls, Holly and Dawson and two precious bichon puppies, Katie and Karlie. When she is not the office Melinda enjoys photography, the outdoors, flower gardening, traveling, hiking and creative design.