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1001 Chestnut Hills Parkway
Fort Wayne, IN 46814

Call Today! (260) 625-5100

Our Team

About Us

As a child, Dr. Krider had a great experience with her Orthodontist, and has been interested in the art and science of dentistry ever since. The Krider Dental team is hard-working, detail-oriented, and ready to help whenever needed. We regularly invest in continuing education and new technology that allows us to provide an amazing experience for our patients. We want you to feel comfortable and well-taken care of in our space. Welcome to Krider Dental.

Meet Our Dentists

Heidi Krider, DDS

Dr. Heidi Krider is a graduate of Hanover College and Indiana University School of Dentistry. She moved back to the area to join the practice that she now owns. Dr. Krider has learned a lot through her experiences in dentisty. She recognizes the importance of listening to her patients and the value of understanding each person’s desire for their dental health. She believes that a healthy, beautiful smile can change a life.

Dr. Krider wants her patients to be actively involved in their treatment decisions, knowing that their participation and commitment to continued care is necessary for treatment success.

When not caring for patients, Dr. Krider loves to spend time with her husband, Brian, and her two boys, Tobey and Elijah. Together, they enjoy outdoor projects at home, biking, camping, golfing, and playing at the lake. Brian and Heidi are thankful for the many blessings in their lives and have chosen to give back through service in their church and giving to various charitable organizations.

John Trok, DDS

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 the care provided 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.

Meet Our Team


EmilyDental Hygienist

Emily graduated IPFW Dental Hygiene Program in 2007 and has been a dental hygienist with Krider Dental Wellness Center since 2018. She has a spouse, 4 children ages 13,10,8,2 and their dog Ralph. Emily enjoys being outdoors and staying busy. She loves interacting with patients, educating, and helping them achieve optimal oral health.


JessicaDental Hygienist

Jessica graduated from IU Fort Wayne with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2019 as well as Master of Science in Community Oral Health from University of Southern California in 2021. She has been a Dental Hygienist with Krider Dental Wellness Center since 2021 and is Vice President of the Indiana Dental Hygienists’ Association. Jessica is married with one son and another child on the way, and has two dogs. She appreciates the “aha” moment when a patient realizes the impact of the oral-systemic connection and the importance of maintaining their oral health.


LoniDental Hygienist

Loni graduated class of 2005 from IPFW in Dental Hygiene and has been a Dental Hygienist with Krider Dental Wellness Center since 2005. She is married to Mark for 29 years with 2 children. Loni enjoys gardening and also loves interacting with her patients and educating them on how oral health can have an impact on overall health.


TanyaDental Hygienist

Tanya graduated in 2007 from the IPFW Dental Hygiene program. She has been with Krider Dental Wellness Center since 2022. Tanya is married to Josh, and together they have 2 children Miranda and Madelyn. She also has a playful dog named Mabel. Tanya is passionate about building relationships with her patients and helping them achieve optimal oral health.


AbbyDental Assistant

Abby graduated from IPFW Dental Assistant Program in 2011 and is a Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant as well as certified in Coronal Polishing and Fluoride Application. She has been with Krider Dental Wellness Center for 11 years. Abby has two children, a 12 year old daughter and a 1 year old son that bring joy to her and her fiancé’s life. She likes using expanded functions duties and CEREC technology to provide high quality restorations to give patients healthy and beautiful smiles.


TeelaDental Assistant

Teela graduated IPFW Dental Assisting Program in 2010 as well as a General Studies degree in 2015 and is a Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and certified in coronal polishing and fluoride application. She has been with Krider Dental Wellness Center since 2010. Teela has been married since 2015, and has three beautiful children. She enjoys bike rides and watching movies with her family. She also likes the variety of skill sets she gets to use daily on different patients as well as getting to know them personally and professionally.


BrookeOffice Manager

Brooke graduated Blackhawk Technical College Dental assisting program in 2017. She also graduated IvyTech with Associates in Business Administration with a minor in Human Relations in 2022. Brooke has been Dental Office Manager with Krider Dental Wellness Center since 2021. She has a spouse Matthew, daughter Paisley, and son Landon. Brooke enjoys traveling and exploring new places. She also loves interacting with patients and helping them feel at ease.


AshleyScheduling/Insurance Coordinator

Ashley graduated in 2021 from IPFW with a major in communication and a minor in public relations and mathematics. She has been with Krider Dental Wellness Center since 2022. Ashley is the mother of 3 wonderful children. She loves to watch her kids play sports and coaching softball for her daughters. Ashely loves people and creating lasting relationships. She loves insurance and helping people maximize their benefits.

Affordable Dental Care At Your Fingertips

Join the Krider Dental Wellness Program

  • NO yearly maximums
  • NO deductibles
  • NO claim forms
  • NO pre-existing condition limitations
  • NO one will be denied coverage
  • NO waiting periods, immediate eligibility

(12 years and older)



or $425/yr

2 Cleanings
2 Exams
2 Fluoride Treatments
1 Set of Bitewing X-rays
1 Periapical X-ray

(11 years and under)



or $371/yr

2 Cleanings
2 Exams
2 Fluoride Treatments
1 Set of Bitewing X-rays
1 Periapical X-ray




or $576/yr

3 Perio Maintenance Cleanings
2 Exams
1 Fluoride Treatments
1 Set of Bitewing X-rays
1 Panoramic X-ray

One-time joining fee of $50 per child and $100 per adult.

Additional Benefits

15% OFF

1 Panoramic X-ray (when indicated)
Periodontal Charting

Call today to sign up or get started!

Financial Arrangements

The cost of fine, preventative dental care is a concern for most patients. Like you, our dental patients are restricted by a monthly budget, value the appearance and health of their teeth, and desire to have the best care possible. With our experience, you can trust that we will be attentive to your financial concerns.

We offer many options to help you keep your care. We can stage your treatment over several months or even years, depending on your needs. We would be happy to help you in any way that we can.

We do ask for payment at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made with our business staff. We offer a discount on treatment over $300 when paid in full at your appointment. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Mastercard, Visa and Discover.

Appointment Policy

Our practice is dedicated to quality care and exceptional service. We respect the importance of your time and work very hard to schedule appointments that accommodate your busy scheduling needs. Your appointment is your time to receive care. We try to keep that time focused only on you. For this reason, it is very important that you keep your appointments.

If you must change a scheduled appointment, we ask for a minimum of 48 hours notice so we may try to accommodate another patient. A charge will be applied for broken or missed appointments without advanced notice.

Why Our Patients Smile

"Having been a patient for 25 years, I can highly recommend their services. In more recent years, they have provided extra care for a stubborn molar that needed shaped down to prevent grinding. The front office staff is always friendly. Appointments run on time and the hygienists are professional & knowledgeable. I have had the privilege of being a patient of Dr. Krider & Dr. Trok and feel in good hands with both dentists. Without a doubt, this wellness center is 5-star top notch. Thanks for everything!"
"Dr. Krider and her staff were wonderful. My children (4 & 3) and I came in at 7:30 am and the staff was warm and welcoming. With it being my children's first dentist appointment they came away excited and encouraged to take care of their teeth and were ready to go back the next day. Recommend 100%!"
"My experience at Krider Dental Wellness Center today was wonderful! Everyone was super nice and welcoming. I felt like Dr Krider listened to my concerns and was warm and empathetic. Looking forward to working more with this clinic going forward."
"My top front teeth were wearing thin and chipping along the bottom edge. Dr. Krider suggested a procedure I had never heard of before where material is added to the back and edges of the teeth. She explained it well and I was convinced it was right for me. The whole office staff was very supportive and patient with me through the process. I have absolutely no regrets. Dr. Krider did a wonderful job and I recommend her and this procedure to anyone in a similar situation."
"I recently had an issue with a corner breaking off of a rear tooth. I contacted Dr Krider and explained the situation and she got me in very, very quickly to examine. Then Dr Trok went to work and did the tooth restoration within two(2) days!! Wow! I have had great success with Dr Krider and Dr Trok in the past and they did not fail to deliver this time either! In my personal opinion, these folks are the best and I am very grateful for the skillset that God Himself has obviously given them. Wholesome, godly music playing in the background, kind professionals, experts in the field. What more could one ask for. What a blessing. Thank you Dr Krider & Dr Trok! May The Lord abundantly bless you both and your staff."
"Finding a new dentist, when moving into a new area is very stressful. However, I was immediately comfortable with Abbey, the Dental Assistant assigned to me and Doctor Trok who helped me determine what direction to take on updating my dental issues. Dr. Trok throughly explained my options, allowed me to view the dental film with him and choose the best decision. I felt very confident in making an appointment for the procedure to be completed in the near future and will look forward to coming to Krider Dental Wellness for my oral maintenance in the future."
"I have a mild fear of the dentist so going to get work done is an anxiety ridden experience for me. NOT ANYMORE! The team at Krider Dental is so friendly, understanding, and patient. I got a tooth pulled without being put under (like for my wisdom teeth forever ago) and it was the easiest and most painless experience I have ever had at the dentist! If you do not already go there, you should make the switch now!"
"You get excellent care with Krider Dental. Myself and my family have been going there for years and are never disappointed, from routine cleanings through major dental work and restorations."
"I’ve been a patient of Dr. Trok’s for 25 years. I would not stay at a practice that long if I didn’t believe that they gave top care and concern to my needs. This is especially true when dealing with dentistry and my… lazy flossing habits. The staff there remember me and even ask about things in my life that I’ve mentioned on previous visits. I always recommend this place to anyone looking for a dentist, and I don’t usually write reviews."
"We are a very holistic family and Dr. Krider did an amazing job! She was extremely patience and kind, especially with me having my two youngest children with me. I would highly recommend her. I haven't met a dentist with such great bedside manners before. We loved our visit and my children can't stop talking about what they learned there."
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