As with any healthcare provider in your life, you want to make sure when you’re choosing your dentist in the St. Louis area that it’s someone you feel comfortable with. At Dr. Winsome Henry-Ward’s gentle dentistry practice, your comfort is always our top priority!

Now you may be wondering what a gentle dentistry practice is.

A gentle dentistry practice is a dental practice that prioritizes their patients with a compassionate, caring approach to care. Their ultimate goal is to remove the patient discomfort and dental anxiety at each visit, for a healthy mouth and life!

That being said, when you’re in search of a new dentist, a gentle dentist is probably your best option if you experience stress, anxiety, or discomfort when it comes to getting dental care.

Our top three tips for what to look for in a gentle dentistry practice near you are:

Find a Dentist You Connect With
Ultimately, if we connect with someone on a personal level we’re going to feel more comfortable with them right? At Dr. Winsome Henry-Ward’s office, we always make it a point to get to know our patients. Our patients are our family. When you walk in we’ll ask about your day, we’ll check up on your kids—we care about YOU and your dental care, not just billing you for a procedure.

Search for a Dentist Office Experience That Provides Comfort
If you experience dental anxiety, it’s important to understand what triggers that anxiety. For most, it’s a negative experience in an office or a place that brings back bad memories. Trust your gut when you walk in the door of a new practice.

Is it welcoming?
Are the staff smiling and friendly?
Is the facility updated and comfortable?
Are they using new technology?

All these questions and more will help you choose the right dental office for you, one that makes you feel welcome, comfortable, and safe.

Which leads to our next point…

Choose a Practice That Puts Your Safety First
With all healthcare, especially in the days of COVID-19, you want to ensure that the practice has health and safety procedures in place.

Is the dentist wearing gloves?
Do they have a mask on?
Are they using new and sanitized tools for each appointment?

When you observe all these practices, you’ll immediately feel more safe.

At Dr. Winsome Henry-Ward’s Gentle Dentistry Practice You’ll Feel Safe & Secure
We can assure you that at Dr. Winsome Henry-Ward’s practice, providing personable, comfortable, safe dental care to keep our patients healthy is our priority. If you want to schedule a new patient appointment to experience our care for yourself, call us today at 314-862-1118. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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

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

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

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

Shawna Silva

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