40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

  • CHRIS WARD

CHRIS WARD

  • Owasso, Oklahoma
  • Chris Ward, DDS

Age:

40

Name of Practice:

Chris Ward, DDS

Specialty:

General Dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Oklahoma


Why He Was Nominated

Respected for his hand skills, well-trained staff and high-quality care; numerous local dentists come to Dr. Ward for their own dental work.

Inspiration

Dr. Ward, who got into the profession by accident while helping a friend with dental-school lab work, is dedicated to personal care. “Unfortunately, our profession has evolved into a factory model,” he says. “I make sure I see one patient at a time.”

Exciting New Trend

Implants. “It’s rewarding to give people a beautiful smile that they don’t have to take out and put by their bed at night,” says Dr. Ward, who does his own cosmetic wax-ups. “It gives me the ability to control more variables when I do them myself.”

Something People Don't Know

He’s color-blind, which is sometimes challenging but often “extremely helpful,” such as when he’s shade matching.