Dr. Trok graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1975 and has rigorously pursued an active post-graduate study program at the prestigious L D Pankey Institute in Miami, FL. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Trok was a part-time clinical instructor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. From 1970 to 1972, John was a teaching assistant at the L D Pankey Institute.
Dr. Trok has also been active in organized dentistry. He is past-president of the PA Seventh District Dental Society and chaired the Dental Health and Health Planning Committee from 1989 to 1991. Some of his professional memberships include: ADA, IDA, Academy of General Dentistry, and the L D Pankey Alumni Association.
John’s number one responsibility to every patient is to listen to their concerns, which in turn leads to an exchange of ideas. This give-and-take approach helps develop trusting relationships that encourage people to share values, identify problems, take ownership, and make appropriate treatment decisions. Communication is the key to understanding. Dr. Trok enjoys a “patient-centered” practice, where care given is comprehensive, personalized, quality-centered and highly service-oriented.
On a more personal note, Dr. Trok volunteers at the Matthew 25 Dental Clinic in Fort Wayne as well as the Pro Papa Missions in Honduras, where he performs routine oral surgery procedures. He is married to Deborah, has two daughters, Jennifer and Julie, and currently resides in Fort Wayne. John’s favorite activities include fly tying and fishing, gardening, woodworking, jewelry making, and religious education at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.