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

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.

Yomaira, registered dental hygienist at Legends Dental

Registered Dental Hygienist

Yomaira joined our team summer of 2022 was born in Los Angeles, CA, but she is Kansas-raised.

Her childhood dentist built interest in the industry, so Yomaira chose to pursue it as a career. Her favorite part of working as a dental hygienist is providing patients the experience of good dental care and the feeling of a great smile. She enjoys getting to know all our patients and building long-term relationships.

Outside of the office, Yomaira’s passions include her faith, lifting weights, the arts, traveling, friends and spending time with her nephew and Arlo, her English bulldog.

Jenny, registered dental hygienist at Legends Dental

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

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

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.

‘‘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.


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)


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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Comprehensive dentistry for the whole family.