Fort Wayne Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Implant Center was formerly known as Dupont Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The name change happened after Dr. Lugakingira officially purchased the practice from Dr. Shank on October 1st, 2013.
Dr. John Shank retired from practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery after a career ending injury and medical illness in 2010.
Dr. Shank finished his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at the Indiana University Medical Center in 1998 and came to Fort Wayne where he joined Dupont Oral Surgery practicing full scope oral surgery. In 1999 he purchased Dupont Oral Surgery. He focused on implants, orthognathic surgery, wisdom teeth, and routine extractions. He was also the first oral surgeon in Fort Wayne to have an i-CAT scanner. He firmly believed that each patient deserved a well-rounded experience, beginning with the initial contact of our office through the last visit. He believed that each patient deserved to have every one of his or her questions and concerns addressed as well as state of the art surgical care. Those beliefs gained him the respect and trust of his referrals, which developed Dupont Oral Surgery, currently "Fort Wayne Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Implant Center" into one of the busiest practices in the city.
He is very pleased to have Dr. Mulokozi Lugakingira take over the practice continuing with all of the values that he felt strongly about. Dr. Lugakingira brings to our office all of the compassion and care Dr. Shank embraced during his tenure. Dr. Shank lives in Fort Wayne with his wife and four children.