Joyce Trabel


School of Dentistry Certificate of Appreciation (2016)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Dentistry


Joyce Trabel's contribution to dentistry has been her 50+ years of service as a dental assistant. In addition to professional excellence, Trabel has been actively involved in Indiana dental organizations, including the Isaac Knapp Dental Assistants Society, where she was president in 1973 and 1983, and has served the northeast Indiana group in multiple capacities since 1966. Trabel's dedication to education motivated her to be actively involved in the community during Children's Oral Health Month, visiting schools and shopping malls to raise children's oral health awareness. In addition to the oral health community, Trabel has volunteered on behalf of March of Dimes, breast cancer research, and Riley Hospital for Children. She served at the Center for Prevention of Child Abuse for 19 years as well as the Matthew 25 Center.