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What is a Periodontist?

Periodontists are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as the placement of implants. They receive an additional three years of extensive training and education focused on treating diseases of the supporting structures of the teeth. At Ward Periodontics, we use the latest techniques and technology to treat periodontal disease and enhance your smile through cosmetic procedures and dental implants.

What we do

  • We treat diseases of the supporting structures of the teeth with a whole health approach.
  • We believe that periodontal disease is a preventable disease for most people, and we aim to educate and empower patients to improve their oral health.
  • We always strive to provide a superior level of diagnosis.
  • We provide ideal, ethical treatment to all patients.
  • We commit to always being students of dental medicine.
  • We vow to refer when something is beyond the scope of our care, so that the patient receives the best treatment for his or her condition.

Who Should See a Periodontist?

Many patients can benefit from treatment by a trained specialist with a greater understanding and higher level of expertise. This is increasingly the case as more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging.

If you have moderate or severe level of periodontal disease or a complex case, your treatment is best managed by a partnership between your dentist and a periodontist.

Meet Doctor
Audra Ward

Dr. Audra Ward leads our team of professionals here at Ward Periodontics. A graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, a certified periodontist, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Ward has established herself as one of the finest periodontists in the Kansas City region. Learn more about why our patients trust Dr. Ward for all of their periodontal needs!

“At Ward Periodontics, we work closely with your general dentist, providing specialty expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of the periodontium (oral soft tissue and bone). We believe the team approach provides the best possible oral health care of our patients. We treat both pediatric and adult patients with a focus on education and lifelong follow-up.”

Commitment to Treatment

We recommend treatment with your very best interest at heart. We strive to provide you with our best health care every day. In return, we ask that you do your best to commit to the plan we agree on. We also ask that you maximize your investment by keeping up with daily oral hygiene. We understand that you want as little dentistry done in your lifetime as possible. Help achieve that goal by committing to your dental plan.

Commitment to Appointment

We respect your time and will do everything we can to make sure that we are on time for your appointment. We ask that you return the same courtesy by being prepared and on time.

To lead the Kansas City dental community by providing ideal treatment of the supporting structures of the teeth for the discerning patient who seeks optimal health.

What our patients are saying

Silvera Ford

“The staff are professional, courteous and focused on providing safe patient care. This is evidenced by the pleasant clean environment, hand washing practices and willingness/capability to answer questions about their sterilization processes.”

Linda Higgins

“I was immediately impressed by the friendliness of the staff and their professionalism. Dr Ward did a thorough analysis of my dental health and then explained a treatment plan in detail.”

Michele Rose

“I could not speak more highly of the entire staff at Ward Periodontics. I was fortunate enough to be referred to their office when my local dentist recognized that I needed specialized care.”

“Our team operates by a set of very important commitments to our patients and one another. These written commitments allow our team to work in sync towards one goal with one set of values.”

How we can help

The experts at Ward Periodontics are dedicated to improving your oral health. We provide a number of different services in order to best meet all of your periodontal wants.