Welcome to Stanford Dental! We would love for your family to join our dental family, where Dr. Stanford and his team are passionate about dentistry!
As a health-centered practice, we understand how oral health relates to your overall health and well being, so we are honored to be part of your family's health care team.
Take a moment to get to know us and learn more about our team here so you feel right at home when you visit us for the first time.
Dr. James Stanford
Dr. Stanford has been serving St. Louis smiles since beginning his practice in 1985. He and his wife have enjoyed the benefits of raising their four daughters here in the Midwest.
Dr. Stanford graduated from Carrolton High School in Carrolton, MO, in 1977 before receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology from Westminster College in Fulton, MO. He then graduated dental school in the top 10% of his class at UMKC dental school in 1985 and moved to St. Louis to start his practice upon graduation.
Dr. Stanford is committed to offering excellent dental service by investing in continuing education and new technologies. He strives to stay updated on the changing dental environment.
Dr. Stanford and his staff also enjoy giving back to the community. All the proceeds from his competition BBQ Team (Chomper’s) are given to One Heart Ministries.
- The Greater St. Louis Dental Society
- The Missouri Dental Society
- The American Dental Association
- The Academy of General Dentistry
Favorite St. Louis Attraction: The Hill
Favorite Quote: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Lauren graduated from Missouri College in 2010 and has been with Stanford Dental for over 15 years. As a dental hygienist, she tries to always put a smile on your face.
She enjoys working with our team and patients because of the feeling of family between everyone. To Lauren, her patients are like family, and family is everything. She is extremely passionate about guiding her patients to be the healthiest versions of themselves, and she wants to be there every step of the way.
Lauren has two kids, ages 9 and 4, and has one on the way! In her spare time, Lauren enjoys baking, camping, kayaking, and spending time with her family.
Favorite St. Louis Attraction: The Saint Louis Science Center
Favorite Quote: “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Victoria has been a dental hygienist at Stanford Dental since October of 2019, and she loves the people she works with and the patients she's meeting!
Victoria graduated from Missouri College and strives to stay up to date on the latest dental technology through continuing education courses; with these courses, she is better able to treat and educate her patients about good oral health.
Victoria is happily married to her husband, DeMarco, and they have two beautiful children together.
Favorite St. Louis Attraction: Six Flags
Favorite Quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain!”
Kelsey serves as Dr. James Stanford’s dental assistant. She completed her certification in dental assisting from Missouri College and is certified in infection control. She enjoys making patients comfortable and seeing them leave happy with a complete and healthy smile.
In her spare time, she teaches dance and loves to spend time with her Husband and dogs.
Favorite St. Louis Attraction: Busch Stadium
Favorite Quote: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that’s why it’s called the present.”
Monica graduated from Midlands Technical College with a degree in Medical Office Administration and a certification in HIPAA. She is currently working on her master’s in Sport Science and Rehab. She has been working in the dental field since 2005 with a brief jump to chiropractic! Monica has 2 awesome kids, Jackson and Ava. They love traveling, hiking and camping. Monica loves the dental field because we get to turn that frown upside down!
Favorite STL Attraction: City Museum
Favorite Quote: “Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”
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Ashley works behind the scenes as Dr. James Stanford’s marketing manager while staying at home with her children. She has a degree from St. Louis Community College-Meramec and enjoys showing the fun side of dentistry through Stanford Dental’s social media pages.
She says, "I love seeing people's reactions to our office's social media posts. I also love the fun that we have together as a staff and that it also brings smiles to our patients' faces."
When she's not at the office, she can be found spending time with her husband and four kids. They are actively involved with their church, The Journey Tower Grove, and the kids' ministry. She also enjoys any type of competition.
Favorite St. Louis Attraction: The Arch
Favorite Quote: “There’s always darkness before the sun rises.”