Meet Dr. Troxel

Dr. Troxel

Background

Dr. Troxel was raised in northeastern Indiana by a crop farmer and a tap dance teacher. Although his education and interests have taken him far from home, he does his best to retain the midwestern decency and humility with which he grew up. Endodontics has been a rewarding career that compels honesty and trust between patient and provider—these relationships are what motivate Dr. Troxel daily. Dr. Troxel is married to his beautiful wife Joy, who is also a practicing dentist in Steamboat Springs. Outside of the office, Dr. Troxel enjoys cooking, music production, skiing, paddling, fly-fishing, and spoiling his dog Olive.

Education

Dr. Troxel completed his undergraduate studies at DePauw University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. There, he was captain of the varsity swim team his Junior and Senior years. He continued his dental education at Indiana University School of Dentistry and was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree as class valedictorian. Following dental school, Dr. Troxel completed a dental General Practice Residency at the local Veterans Affairs hospital, which focused on comprehensive care, surgery, and anesthesia. He finished his education at Indiana University Graduate Endodontics, where he earned his Master’s of Science in Dentistry as well as his Certificate in Endodontics.

Research

During his graduate studies, Dr. Troxel completed his master's research on the most cutting edge field of endodontics--Regenerative Endodontics. This field focuses on regenerating your native dental tissues via stem cells found in immature teeth. Dr. Troxel's thesis on this subject, The antibacterical effect of new intracanal medicaments against established multispecies biofilm, was published in the American Association of Endodontists journal, the Journal of Endodontics.