Course Director 

1144“These hands on courses allow you to learn and apply your knowledge immediately into your private practice. In addition, you are providing a service to the people of the Dominican Republic, who otherwise have no opportunity to rehabilitate their oral health. You are changing lives, one tooth at a time.”

Daniel P. Brunner DDS, MD
Medical Director – Implants in Paradise
a division of Impact Health International

Dr. Daniel Brunner was born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA.  He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  He then returned to Southern California where he attended the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and received his Medical Degree.  Dr. Brunner completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Southern California.  He had the privilege of serving as Chief Resident of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Los Angeles County Hospital, the largest Trauma Hospital in the country, from 2001-2002.  Following his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, Dr. Brunner went on to pursue an additional year of medical training in General Surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO.

Dr. Brunner moved to Atlanta, GA in 2003, where he established his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery practice, East Cobb Oral Surgery.  In his private practice Dr. Brunner specializes in Dento-Alveolar Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery and Bone Grafting Surgery.  In 2007, Dr. Brunner founded Impact Health International, a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization bringing dental education and services to the Dominican Republic.  Since 2007 Impact Health International has donated over $2,000,000 in dental services to the people of the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Brunner is a strong advocate of continuing dental education both personally, as well as professionally.  He not only considers himself a life long student by attending numerous hours of continuing dental and medical education a year, performing personal research and keeping current on the latest advancement in dental implant and bone reconstructive surgery, he also advocates to others the importance of continuing advanced dental education.  Dr. Brunner created a Hands-On Dental Implant Training program, Implants in Paradise, where he teaches dentists hands-on training of dental implant placement, sinus augmentation and bone grafting techniques on live patients in the Dominican Republic.  Dr. Brunner is a highly esteemed lecturer and has had the privilege to lecture both domestically and internationally. He currently lecturers for MIS Implants at their Dental Implant Training Centers (DITC) located in New Jersey and California, as well as, for the Academy of General Dentistry Mastertrack continuing dental education program. Most recently Dr. Brunner was a guest lecturer for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) for their 2013 Annual Convention. He was also the keynote speaker for the Latin American Academy of Osseointegrated Dental Implants (LAODI) annual conference. Dr. Brunner has also published research articles in various dental journals.  

Dr. Brunner has been married to his wife, Melissa, for 22 years and they have 4 children; Daniel Jr., Hannah, Rachel and Paul.  In his spare time Dr. Brunner enjoys Surfing, Wake Boarding, English Fox Hunting and Organic Farming.