RACINE, Wis. After six decades in dentistry, Dr. John Stropko, D.D.S., Microendodontist and Inventor, has decided it is time to retire effective February 2021. After lengthy discussions, he has decided to hand the manufacturing and sale of the Stropko Irrigator to Vista Apex.
In his extensive career, after receiving his DDS from Indiana University in 1964, Dr. Stropko served as a Captain in the Air Force Dental Corp until 1966. For the next 24 years, he had a private practice limited to adult restorative dentistry. In 1987, Dr. Stropko was accepted into the post-graduate endodontic program to study under Dr. Herbert Schilder at Boston University and received his Endodontic Specialty Certificate in 1989.
Dr. Stropko had many achievements in his career, from contributing to textbooks and publishing an extensive clinical morphology study in the Journal of Endodontics in June of 1998. In 1995, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, he was responsible for starting the micro-endodontic program at Boston University. He is a well-known lecturer with numerous presentations and live microsurgical demonstrations given worldwide. Dr. Stropko is currently the Program Administrator for the Horizon Dental Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. He and his wife, Barbara, currently reside in Prescott, AZ
“Dr. Stropko has made enormous strides in the advancement of micro-endodontics. His knowledge, commitment, and engagement made a profound difference that will have a lasting impact. We’re honored to have the opportunity to carry on his legacy,” said Scott Lamerand, CEO of Vista Apex. “The Stropko irrigator is in capable hands at Vista Apex. Vista Apex manufactures and distributes many products designed to provide safe, efficient delivery of solutions. Stropko Irrigator helps us further that passion.”
Scott Lamerand added, “Dr. John Stropko exudes passion for dentistry. His career is evidence of that. I think that I can speak for most that we are thankful for Dr. Stropko’s contributions to the dental industry and wish him and his family the very best following his retirement. That said, I expect to speak with him regularly to be sure we continue doing things the right way.”
About Vista Apex
Vista Apex is a market leader in Endodontic and Restorative solutions. Having been a market leader in Endodontic Solutions, Vista Dental was looking to apply its chemical and biomedical expertise to its restorative line. With the acquisition of Apex Dental Materials, an innovation powerhouse was formed. Together, the Vista Apex team has a passion for being a trusted partner who provides quality solutions for our Clinicians.