Julie C. Swift, DDS, MS

Originally from Wichita, Dr. Swift earned her undergraduate degree from Wichita State University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After a three-year residency, she earned her master’s degree and Certificate in Periodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. Dr. Swift, a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, has practiced in Topeka since 2004. She regularly attends continuing education courses to keep up to date on the latest periodontal and implant procedures.

Dr. Swift is past president of both the Topeka District Dental Society and the Missouri-Kansas Periodontal Association. In 2007 she co-chaired the Kansas Mission of Mercy dental project held at the Kansas Expocentre. Dr. Swift was honored in 2010 as one of Topeka’s “20 under 40” and was named to the 2012 Leadership Greater Topeka class.


Jenny, our scheduling coordinator, is the first person you see when you arrive at our office. With Topeka Perio since 2012, she had four years’ experience in the dental field prior to joining our team. She loves patients and strives to make each of their visits a positive experience. Jenny spends her free time with her daughter, and enjoys being outside and socializing with family and friends.

Kayla joined our office as a hygienist in 2014 and has since become the office manager. Her favorite part of her job is establishing relationships with the patients. Also, she enjoys organizing patient appreciation events and continuing education classes we host for referring dentists and hygienists. Outside of work, Kayla enjoys spending time with her son, husband and her large extended family, and is usually outdoors (swimming, playing sports, riding ATVs, etc.) or at their family cabin.

Kim has been Dr. Swift’s surgical assistant since they both joined the practice in 2004. With almost 30 years’ experience in the dental field, she loves working with the Topeka Perio team to treat all the patients’ needs. Specifically, her goals are easing the patients’ minds and keeping them comfortable during procedures. When not at work, Kim spends time with her husband and two sons. She enjoys working outside in the yard and traveling around the world.

Jessica, one of Dr. Swift’s surgical assistants, joined Topeka Perio in May 2018 with six years’ prior experience in the medical field. The most rewarding part of her job is patient care and expanding her knowledge of the dental field. Outside of work, Jessica spends time with her daughter—and her daughter’s many activities—and her two young nieces. Any free time is spent outdoors.

Jessie has worked in the dental field since 2007; she joined our team as a hygienist in 2015. The most rewarding part of her job is building relationships and earning patients’ trust. She dedicates time to attend continuing education courses to advance her knowledge, and likes to educate patients so they can continue to improve their oral health. Jessie spends time outside of work with her husband, two children, friends and her large extended family. They enjoy being outdoors, water-skiing, hunting, camping and going to concerts and ball games.

Jenny, a dental hygienist since 2015, joined our office in 2017. She dedicates a lot of time to patient education and works to help them achieve optimal oral health and healthy smiles. Outside of work, Jenny stays busy with her two children and their extracurricular activities. In her free time, she enjoys going to the lake and spending quality time with friends and family.