Our Lawrence Dental Office

Creating beautiful smiles in a uniquely comfortable setting.

Dr. Ryan Ward and the staff of Legends Dental.

Quality Dentistry & So Much More

Where convenience meets expertise.

Dr. Ryan Ward and the staff of Legends Dental.

We welcome you to our Lawrence, KS, dental office. Our team is made up of authentic, fun, and knowledgeable individuals who genuinely love what they do.

From the moment you contact us…Go to the contact page… to schedule an appointment, we work to help you feel comfortable at our dental office. Our beautiful location, modern technology, and many family services…Learn more about our services…, create the best dental experience for you!

There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment plan here because your oral health is just as unique as you. We invite you to come in to discuss your smile goals and learn about the best options to maintain or create your beautiful smile.

Meet the Legends Dental Team

Working closely together to make your experience seamlessly convenient.

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Francesca, the office manager at Legends Dental
Francesca

Office Manager

Francesca grew up in Topeka, KS, and graduated from dental hygiene school in 2014. Her dad was a dentist, and she was inspired by his ability to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

She loves wearing many hats at the office and helps out wherever she can. Francesca also loves the Legends Dental team’s commitment to clinical excellence by using the most advanced technology and materials in the industry.

Outside of the office, Francesca enjoys spending time with her husband and children, staying busy with the kids’ extracurricular activities, and visiting the family’s lake house.

Beth, registered dental hygienist at Legends Dental
Beth

Registered Dental Hygienist

Beth is a Kansas native and graduated from the Johnson County Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 2016. She’s passionate about oral health education and enjoys sharing her knowledge with patients.

Her favorite part of the job is building relationships with everyone she works with. Beth loves the Legends Dental team and the care and compassion everyone shares. We’re always aiming to provide the best patient care!

She regularly volunteers with Team Smile, Mission of Mercy, and other charitable dental opportunities. Outside of the office, Beth enjoys spending time with her daughter, crafting, reading, camping, hiking, listening to live music, and cheering on the Chiefs.

Jenny, registered dental hygienist at Legends Dental
Jenny

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenny grew up in Lenexa, KS, and graduated from dental hygiene school at Johnson County Community College in 2016. She’s always enjoyed going to the dentist, deeply values oral health, and is excited to share her knowledge with patients.

Her favorite part of the job is getting to know patients on a personal level. She strives to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible and loves each interaction.

Outside of the office, Jenny enjoys traveling, exploring national parks, hiking, reading, painting, and spending time with loved ones.

Nikki, hygiene coordinator of Legends Dental
Nikki

Hygiene Coordinator

Nikki moved around a lot growing up but finally settled down in the country just outside Ottawa with her high school sweetheart. She chose the dental field because a dentist made a positive impact in her life, and she was inspired to do the same.

She loves her job, and her favorite part is helping patients. Nikki is meticulous and detail-oriented, always digging deep into patients’ insurance policies to set realistic expectations and create pleasant visits.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, going on adventures, exploring new places, cooking, and tending to her garden.

Tracy, dental assistant at Legends Dental
Tracy

Dental Assistant

Tracy is originally from Colorado but moved to Kansas when her dad retired from the army. She’s worked in the dental field for over 15 years and loves helping patients feel as comfortable as possible.

She worked with Dr. Ward in his previous office and followed him to Legends Dental when he moved. Tracy loves our amazing team, and her favorite part of the job is helping patients get their smiles back while getting to know them.

In her free time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her kids and attending their many sporting and school events.

Raquel, dental assistant at Legends Dental
Raquel

Dental Assistant

Raquel was born and raised in western Kansas and moved to Lawrence in 2010. She chose a dental career because of her desire to help patients feel more comfortable, confident, and knowledgeable about their smiles.

Her favorite part of the job is building relationships with patients. And she believes that in time, we all become one big happy family.

Outside of the office, Raquel loves spending time with her family and young son. Most days are spent exploring his interests.

‘‘I have only had a few appointments here so far, but I can say I've never had a better experience with a dental office before. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I can tell they take pride in their work and truly enjoy helping everyone who comes in.’’

Elias D.

DENTAL INNOVATION

Our modern technology at Legends Dental helps ensure a more positive, effective, and comfortable visit. Here is some of the innovative equipment we use:

  • Cone Beam CT (Sirona Orthophos CBCT)

  • Laser – CO2 (Deka)

  • ITero Intraoral Scanner (digital impressions)

  • Invisalign® (clear teeth-straightening system)

PATIENT COMFORTS

To help all patients feel comfortable, we offer a relaxing office atmosphere and many conveniences, including:

  • Downloadable patient forms

  • Private parking

  • TVs, music, and beverages

  • Nitrous oxide and oral sedation

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BRINGING YOUR SMILE TO LIFE

Comprehensive dentistry for the whole family.