Searching for the Best Dentist in Clayton?

Welcome to Dr. Winsome Henry-Ward’s gentle dental practice. She is known by her patients as the “best dentist in Clayton, Ladue and St. Louis!” Dr. Henry-Ward started her dental practice over 25 years ago with one goal in mind – to provide truly gentle dentistry for everyone. No matter how much dental anxiety and fear you have or what your previous experiences have been like, Dr. Henry-Ward is one of a kind when it comes to taking away the stress of dental visits. Her gentle hand and our team’s genuine concern for your comfort throughout your visit will make your dental care comfortable and effective. Our new patients routinely tell us how pleasantly surprised they are by the thoroughness of our exams and the gentleness of our procedures.

Dr. Henry-Ward has created a following of thousands of happy patients and a long-standing gentle dental practice where adults, teens, and children achieve excellent dental health with confidence. In fact, she loves seeing new patients who have avoided the dentist for a while so that she can demonstrate how easy and comfortable a visit to the dentist can be. Our team of experienced, caring professionals and your trust in us make our dental practice a place where we can provide gentle dentistry for all and be rewarded daily by our fearless patients and glowing, radiant smiles!

Meet Your Gentle Dentist – Dr. Winsome Henry-Ward

Dr. Henry-Ward decided to be a dentist when she was a small child. She watched her childhood dentist work on her teeth in the reflection of his glasses and never felt anxiety or pain from his care. As she grew, she never wavered in her desire to provide the same kind of gentle dental care she experienced and wanted to keep people’s smiles healthy. Dr. Henry-ward achieved that goal and has been practicing general dentistry since 1989, always right here in the St. Louis, Missouri area. She feels it is vitally important that you are comfortable with the dental procedures being performed and with the expertise of care. She never wants you to avoid completing the dental work needed to maintain a healthy mouth and overall good health. With her 25+ years of experience, comfortable state-of-the-art office, and caring team, she strives to deliver the gentle, quality dental care that you deserve.

Trish Hiduk, Office Manager, 15 years

“Dr. Henry-Ward is such a kind-hearted person who believes in excellent dentistry. She’s very thoughtful about treatment planning, counseling patients and helping them feel at ease. She truly is ‘The Best Gentle Dentist.’ She was a hygienist prior to becoming a dentist, so she is passionate about treating gum disease as she knows how it affects overall health. Plus, she loves to laugh and sing throughout the office! I wish I had found her years ago because I love working with/for her.”

Chan’nel Keeley, Assistant Expanded Function, 16 years

“I like working with Dr. Henry-Ward because I trust the dentistry she offers. She has an open-door policy when it comes to her knowledge and techniques. I have enjoyed working in a practice where Dr. Henry-Ward and the entire team offers unbelievable professional, gentle dental care. Working here has made me really enjoy dentistry.”

Chris Vilmer, Treatment Coordinator/Assistant, 22 years

Chris has been a dental assistant for 22+ years and has advanced training in restorative dentistry, periodontal orthodontics, and prosthodontics.

“I like working with Dr. Henry-Ward because she is very thorough and detailed in dentistry and creates a fun environment.”

Karen Baker, Registered Dental Hygienist, 13 years

“I’ve been a hygienist for 13 years and love working alongside Dr. Henry-Ward because she is so kind and compassionate and allows time to fully educate her patients on their dental health. She never tries to ‘sell’ dentistry – she only wants her patients to have the healthiest mouths possible!”

Lynette Wills, Registered Dental Hygienist, 8 years

Lynette has been practicing in the field of dentistry for over 11 years. She is knowledgeable and caring and will have you feeling comfortable and relaxed in no time!

“Working alongside Dr. Henry-Ward has been nothing less than wonderful. Her ethical background and clinical skill shave made me a proud member of this ever-growing practice. Having trustworthy and educated team members allows our practice to deliver the highest quality dental care which is something I consider a top priority. It pleases me to say I am working in an office where delivering exceptional dental care is something that we achieve on a daily basis.”

Hannah Hiduk, Scheduling Coordinator

“Dr. Henry-Ward cares for her patients and her practice the same way she cares for her various plants located around the office. A keen eye and thoughtful care are necessary to grow such beautiful plants, these qualities are why I love working with Dr. Henry-Ward. She has the patience and foresight necessary for fostering beautiful smiles… and plants.”

Trust Your Gentle Dental Care to Us

Even if you haven’t seen a dentist in years, you’ve come to the right place! Known as “the best dentist in Clayton,” Dr. Henry-Ward and our team are looking forward to helping you. There’s no need to be embarrassed or worried — we can help no matter how long it has been or how bad your dental situation has become. We promise a gentle dental experience, help with insurance and financing, and a healthy, glowing smile for years to come. Give us a call today and save over 75% with our New Patient Special. We can’t wait to meet you and help you get comfortable with true gentle dental care in the Clayton, Ladue, and the St. Louis area! Contact us now! 314-862-1118

What Our Patients Say

Since having my first traumatic experience as a 9 year old with an army dentist I was always anxious about going to the dentist; my muscles would get tense, and I would grip the arms of the dentist chair, anticipating the worst.
But what a difference Dr. Ward has made in my previously harrowing experiences with dentists. With her calm caring manner and soothing touch, I actually became more relaxed in the dentist chair. What a relief!

Then as a bonus, there are times she would softly hum a tune which even makes me more calm, like a mother soothing an anxious baby – I guess I must have been a big baby when it came to dentists, but not anymore! Thank God for Dr. Ward! And her friendly staff aren’t too bad either.

Deanna Little

One day during my morning prayer and meditation I had to look up the word honorable. The word is rich in meaning and implies the purest, highest, noblest kind of goodness. Honorable means “lovely”, “winsome”, “gracious”, “noble” and “excellent’. Your name, Winsome, definitely describes your character and your practice. God bless and keep you!!!

Jan Paul

Beginning in 1995 Dr. Ward took over my dental care. She has proven to be as painless as I believe possible. My bridges have performed perfectly. My extractions have been very few, and my partial is working without incident. I recommend that anyone needing dental work consider using Dr. Ward.

Rudolph Hughes

Very gentle, very competent. I am very appreciative of your skill and skill of your staff. Thanks.

Shawna Silva

Dr. Ward, I want you to know how much I appreciate the care I have received here. I am so happy with the improvement in my gums, and it is because of your emphasis on preventive oral care. It has made a huge difference, and I thank you.

Dave Diaz