Welcome to our office! Dr. Ward is passionate about orthodontics, and enjoys using his skills and training to help families in Fort Collins. He grew up in this town, and cares deeply for our community. He treats each patient like family, and utilizes only the most advanced technologies and orthodontic methods to create custom treatments. As a father, he wants only the best for his children, and he extends this level of care to each and every patient who comes to see him.
Before becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Ward graduated from Fort Collins High School as valedictorian of his class. He attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate degree, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Ward attained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, where he graduated first in his class and received highest distinctions in academics and patient care. He then completed three years of orthodontic training at The Ohio State University, where he received his Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Science degree.
During his formal education, Dr. Ward was honored with numerous distinctions and awards, including induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national Dental Honor Society. He also conducted research to help children with cleft lip and palate, which he presented at the International Association of Dental Research Annual Meeting.
Dr. Ward strives for perfection in every orthodontic treatment he provides. He has a true passion for his profession, and is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to make the orthodontic experience more efficient and comfortable for his patients. As a part of his continuing education, Dr. Ward takes numerous courses and seminars each year, and is an active member in the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, and Colorado Dental Association.
Dr. Ward was born and raised in Fort Collins, and he is happy to be serving his hometown community. At home, he has a beautiful wife, Stephanie, and three little girls, with whom he loves spending his spare time. He also enjoys spending time in the beautiful Colorado outdoors, hiking, camping, backpacking, running, mountain biking, snowboarding and rock climbing. He loves playing soccer, reading and watching movies with his family.
Dr. Ward feels lucky to live and work in such a close-knit community, and is always looking for opportunities to help others. He especially enjoys working with teenagers, and has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America and his church youth group for over seven years.
Message from Dr. Ward
“Orthodontics is a truly unique profession, and I consider myself lucky to be a part of it. I enjoy getting to know my patients personally throughout each visit, chatting about the wonderful changes in their lives. At the end of treatment, my patients often experience a dramatic increase in self-esteem in seeing their beautiful new smile! To improve someone’s health, appearance and confidence is incredibly rewarding for me.
“Orthodontic services evolve every year, and I love finding the exact treatment that is right for a patient’s unique needs and goals. I want to exceed the expectations of all our patients, from children to adults. My staff and I strive to provide the most comfortable treatments that produce perfect smiles that last a lifetime. We love to see our patients smile and try to make each visit positive and rewarding.”