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Meet Houston TX Dentist John T. Roane, D.D.S., M.S.

John Roane
D.D.S., M.S.

From a very young age Dr. John Roane knew he wanted a career helping others. From his past military service to his current work as a periodontist in the Houston, TX area, Dr. Roane enjoys serving the community.

As a proud, native Texan Dr. Roane has spent most of his life in the Houston area. He attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston, where he majored in Pre-Dental with a minor in Philosophy and Theology. After completing his BA Degree in 1963, he then attended the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, where he received his DDS in 1967.

Immediately after finishing dental school, Dr. Roane joined the Army. The Vietnam War was underway. During the first year of active duty, as member of the 252nd Dental Detachment, he commanded the dental clinic for the 538th US Army Engineers at Podang, Thailand. During his second year, he was a member of the staff of Letterman General Hospital at the Presidio in San Francisco. After release from duty in July of 1969, he transferred into the Active Army Reserve.  In his military career he attended the Branch Officer Basic Course, the Branch Officer Advanced Course, and finally, the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

In 1969, after release from active duty, he returned to Houston where he completed a two year residency program in periodontics at the University of Texas Dental Branch. Along with the residency, he completed a Master’s Degree.

In January 1991, he was mobilized with this unit for Operation Desert Storm. His highest award was the Meritorious Service Medal, one of the highest awards given to noncombatants. He retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Always the student, in 2006 Dr. Roane completed a six month Preceptorship in Dental Implantology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He followed this with achieving a Fellowship in the International College of Osseointegration (FICOI). And, as if this were not enough for one year, he received is Masters of Arts in History from the University of Houston.

During his years of practice, Dr. Roane has attended many seminars as well as one week courses given by the US Army at Walter Reed Army Hospital and the US Navy at the National Medical Center, both in Washington, D.C.

In his spare time, Dr. Roane enjoys writing, reading, playing the guitar, tactical pistol shooting, wood working, and camping. For five years, he served as Chairman of the San Jacinto County Historical Commission, helping to protect the historical and cultural assets of the State of Texas. He also served as Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scouts of America Troop 845 in Coldspring, Texas where his son, James, received his Eagle Scout Award.

Dr. Roane’s first novel, Across the Tigris, was published in June of 2014 by Soulmate Publishing and is out on Kindle.