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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.