Executive Board Member

Dr. Lori Trost maintains a private dental practice in Columbia, IL that merges contemporary esthetic dentistry with a minimally invasive approach to patient care. Her practice and team pride themselves in utilizing the most current technology and continuing education both in patient care and treatment options. Lori earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Biological Science and Chemistry from SIU-Carbondale and went on to complete her dental education at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.

Her passion for teaching continuing education courses finds her lecturing extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Trost has authored over 50 articles relating to dental procedures, techniques, and materials. She also actively participates in clinical research and consults to the top dental companies. Her vision for dentistry, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized by the ADA in receiving a Shils Foundation Award. Her webinars and programs are informative, energetic, and refreshing.

Lori is married with two children, enjoys travel, photography, entertaining, reading, and is an accomplished classical pianist.


Practice Location: Columbia, IL
Professional Organizations: American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
American Orthodontic Society
American Society of Dental Aesthetics
Dental School: Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine
Honors & Recognition: ADA Shils Foundation Award Recipient
Publications: JADA
Oral Health
Inside Dentistry
Dental Products Report
Progressive Dentist
Dental Economics
Contemporary Esthetics
Dental Product Shopper
Contemporary Oral Hygiene
Dental Town
A variety of Manufacturers’ Publications
Professional Experience: Woman Dentist Journal, Editor
WDJ and Access, Editorial Board Member
SIU-SDM Alumni Council, Founding Board Member
Reality Evaluator
KaVo Diagnodent, Instructional DVD and Manual
3M/ESPE Council for Innovative Dentistry, Founding Member
First Wednesday Study Club, Co-Founder