David L Ward, DDS-Clinical Director Dr. David Ward graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University and attended dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, graduating in 1984. He has completed thousands of hours of continuing education since graduation, beginning with a general practice residency in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Ward has taken post-graduate courses in all aspects of dentistry, including extensive training in orthodontics, laser periodontics, dental implant surgery, restoration, and sedation dentistry. He has been practicing comprehensive general dentistry for 35 years, and has been practicing in Big Spring for 32 years.
Dr. Ward is a past president of the Permian Basin District Dental Society. He is also a member of the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He is a FASTBRACES Master Provider, an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Gp Orthodontics and is a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. He also has Mastership status with the International Dental Implant Association. He also has served on the Texas Dental Association Council on Dental Economics. Dr. Ward is specially licensed by the state of Texas to provide nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation.
Dr. Ward has been married to his wife, Ann, for 36 years. They have two daughters, April and Crystal. April is a graduate of Abilene Christian University, and Harvard Law School. She, her husband Ben, and their children live in the Houston area. Crystal is a graduate of the Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She lives in the Houston area with her husband Scott and their son.
Dr. Ward believes his blessings are too numerous to list, but some noteworthy ones are: being raised by loving Christian parents, a wonderful and supportive wife, believing adult children who make their parents proud, and three grand kids. Other blessings include a great education, the chance to serve in the USAF as a young man, the chance to live in the USA, and in West Texas. Lastly, good health, a fantastic office staff, and most of all, to be a child of God.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly and experienced team of dental professionals are committed to helping our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. We work hard to provide quality care in a friendly, home-like environment in which patients of all ages can feel at ease. Call Ward Family Dental, PC today at 432-267-1677 to schedule your appointment with our dentist and to learn more about our dental services in Big Spring, Texas!
Jennifer – Office Manager Jennifer is our terrific Office Manager. She has been an integral part of this staff for many years and has risen through the ranks from talented Clinical Assistant to Patient Care Coordinator and now to Office Manager. She understands all aspects of this growing dental practice. Jennifer says the best part of her job has always been helping our patients achieve their dental goals of excellent dental health and an awesome smile. Now she gets to do that by being Dr. Ward’s “right hand” in running the business and staff managements portions of the dental practice so he can concentrate on patient care.
She is the proud mom of one and 3 step children all between 16-21.
Brandi is our Administrative Assistant. Brandi has been working at our office since 2011 and has quickly “learned” her way in the field of dentistry. She is a Big Spring native and a graduate of Forsan High School and Texas Tech, with some time at Howard College. Brandi is married to her high school sweetheart Ruben, she is the proud parent of two amazing kids: her son Raven and her daughter, Autumn. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and studying the Korean language. She has been a great addition to our team.
Joann – Schedule Coordinator and Registered Dental Assistant Joann is our dedicated and hardworking Schedule Coordinator. She has been a talented member of our team for several years. She is a registered dental assistant who started for us as our Hygiene Scheduling Coordinator before working her way up to be our head Clinical Assistant, and most recently Schedule Coordinator.Joann says the most rewarding part of her job is helping our patients transform their smiles. Now she does that behind a desk instead of chairside.
Joann is married to Ray, and they have three kids, Jackie, Samuel, and Zoe. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, running, and watching her kids play sports.
Ginni – Registered Dental Assistant Ginni is a very talented registered dental assistant who grew up in this area and graduated from Coahoma High School in 2005. Shortly after graduation, she began her dental career working for Dr. Robert Patterson until his retirement. She began working at our practice in 2012 and is now our Head Assistant. She is certified to take x-rays, monitor sedated patients, and help Dr. Ward in all the different procedures he performs. She is also specially trained to scan, design, and fabricate our E4D computer designed and milled same-day crowns. Ginni is also a busy mother of 2 little boys Brantley, and Kizer who keep her on her toes. She has been an excellent addition to our staff.
Mary – Registered Dental HygienistMary grew up in Abilene and moved to Big Spring to attend the Howard College Dental Hygiene Program where she graduated in 2000. After 11 years she went back to school in 2011 and received a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in San Antonio University Texas Health Science Center. Mary is married to a local boy Stephen, and will be celebrating 20 years fo marriage this year! She is the proud mother of 3 boys, 17yrs, 15yrs, and 9yrs old who all attend Forsan ISD. They are very active in all school sports, with their main attention in rodeo. So yes she has horses! Mary has many years of experience in dental hygiene, and is very knowledgeable in new technologies for helping our patients achieve and keep great dental health.
Vickie – Registered Dental Hygienist Vickie has been a Dental Hygienist since 1991 when she graduated with her Associate of Dental Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Howard College. She has worked with Dr. Ward since 2003. Vickie is an integral part of our team and provides wonderful care to her patients. Vickie says one of the best rewards of working in the hygiene field is being able to teach her patients how to care for their mouths so that they can have healthy teeth and gums for their lifetime, improving their overall health. And on the personal side, getting the opportunity to know her patients and their families is icing on the cake!
Vickie is married to Gary and they have two daughters. Their youngest, Emily keeps them busy with her passion for her horses and barrel racing. Their oldest daughter Meagan and son-in-law Cody have blessed them with three grandchildren, Adalynn, Zachariah, and Caleb. Spending any and all time with the family is a joy and blessing. With the family growing over the last few years Vickie gets to have a lot of photography time.
Rubi – Registered Dental Assistant Rubi has been an RDA since 2014 and is excited to work with our amazing team. Primarily an ortho assistant Rubi has been able to assist in general dentistry as well as supporting the offices as a lab tech. Her favorite and most rewarding part of her job is seeing the amazing smiles of the patients post treatment.
Gabriela – Financial Coordinator Gabby has been in the dental field for over 3 years. She is married to her wonderful husband Jose and is the proud mother of Nicholas, Jazlynn, and Iker. Originally from Fort Stockton, Gabby graduated high school in 2010 and moved to Big Spring in March of 2015. We are very glad Gabby joined our team to help out patients with their scheduling, insurance, and financial concerns.
Lory Rocha -Front Desk Involved in office clerical work for over 10 years, Lory loves to help people smile by making their day better. Her 3 kids Marcos, Diego, and Mya along with her puppies Bartie, Perry, and Buddy fill her heart with love. Married to Dominic in 2016 Lory has quickly adapted to life inside a dental office and loves every part of helping our clients.