A dentist is your partner in dental care, and together you will maintain your oral health. There is some time and effort required to find someone who you can trust with that responsibility. We’ve compiled some tips for you that can help you speed up that process.

Comprehensive Care

You never know what might happen in the future and what type of oral care you may need. You want to find a dentist who can provide comprehensive care to you and won’t have to refer you to another dentist to provide the care you need.

Convenient Location

Look for a dentist that is in a convenient area for you. This could be near your home, work, children’s school, etc. The important thing is to find a dentist that is easily accessible to you. In addition to location, office hours should be taken into consideration. You’ll want an office that has flexible appointment booking that will work around your schedule.

Education and Experience

Most dental offices will list what type of education their dentists have. Take a look at the website, or even call and ask. This can give you some confidence in their ability to provide exemplary dental care.

Just as important as education is their experience. How long have they been practicing? And in what fields? Particularly if you’re nervous about going to the dentist, you may want to find someone who has a decade or two of experience in helping patients who are just like you.


To avoid paying out-of-pocket for your dental visits and procedures, find a dentist within your network that is able to offer direct billing.

Family and Friend Referrals

Talk to your family and friends about their dentist. You can ask them about how they like the staff, service, and the dentist. It’s a great way to get reliable information and find out whether they would be a good fit for you.

Read the Patient Reviews

Look at the testimonials on the dentist’s website and see what their customers are saying about them. You can get a good picture of what type of dentist they are and how they treat their patients from reviews. Check out the reviews for Dr. Winsome Henry-Ward here.

Trust Your Instincts

You want to find a dentist you can trust to answer your questions and be honest and open with you. If you see someone you like, but something isn’t sitting well with you, go with your instincts and keep looking until you find the best dentist for you.

You Can Trust the Gentle Dentist to Be There For You!

Dr. Henry-Ward has been practicing general dentistry for over 30 years, right here in St. Louis. Her practice focuses on creating an easy and comfortable experience while ensuring you get the excellent dental care that you deserve. With a Gentle Dentist, there’s no need to avoid the dentist any longer. So come in and get your confidence back! Contact us to schedule your appointment today!

What Our Patients Say

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

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

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