"Let me start this by saying that this is probably the first review I have ever written, but it is incredibly warranted.
I had a lot of anxiety about going to the dentist - I've never really had a good experience with dentistry, and it had been a long LONG time since I went to get my teeth checked out. When I started searching for a place, I went with the place in Lawrence that had the best reviews, though I was still nervous as reviews can sometimes be misleading.
I am not exaggerating when I say it was the best doctor appointment (of any sort, dental, eye, physical) I've ever had. Beth was my dental hygienist and she was AMAZING. She made me feel very comfortable from the start, she listened to some of my concerns with genuine investment, and she made casual conversation to make me more comfortable.
She never said anything at ALL to make me feel bad about it being so long since I had last been to the dentist; instead, she talked through the process of taking care of my teeth so that I knew exactly what was happening and why. It was clear that my comfort was their first priority.
They have a new dentist now - Dr. Ryan Ward - and he seems to be acclimating well. He also made me feel very comfortable and not even the tiniest bit bad about how long it had been. I only saw him briefly at the end but will have an appointment with him soon to get a cavity filled (I was fortunate to only have one!) - I am not nervous about it at all because in our brief interaction he seemed very nice, very genuine, and very caring.
A few days after my appointment was over, I got a handwritten card in the mail from Beth thanking me for giving them a chance and wishing me well until I saw them again. I've never had a practice treat me with such care and, I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I am excited to go back. I will definitely stick with this dentist for as long as I am in Lawrence!"
"Literally the best most humbling dentist and person I met. He really wants to help his patients. He’s done so much for me."
"I would highly recommend Dr. Ryan Ward! He is very detailed and takes the time to talk to you so that you understand the process. Especially with the technical work like implants. He took time to call us after hours to follow-up and check in on us, and to answer any questions. He is also great with my three kids too! We met Dr. Ryan Ward while he was in Kansas City and we drive to Topeka to see him. We couldn't ask for a better, more understanding dentist who can do it all! His staff even followed him!"
"I had an excellent experience with Dr. Ryan Ward and his staff. He took the time to fully explain my x-rays and the condition of my teeth and was extremely thorough. Both he and his hygienist have a great bedside manner and they are very friendly. I will be referring him to my family and friends."
"I was transferred to Dr. Ryan Ward from the student clinic due to my need for dental implants. He was very thorough during his examination and explaining everything really well! Made the procedures understandable given my lack of dental knowledge. The implant surgery was quick, no pain, and hardly any discomfort afterwards. Recently had my final crowns put on the implants and am really happy with the result! Would recommend Dr. Ryan Ward to friends and family!"