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 the HOPE Community Project. He was lucky enough to be able to do some dental work on the orphans in Haiti from 2013 to 2016.
- 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 12 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 is married and has three kids, ages 12, 7, and 2, and she's a foster parent as well. 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.”
Andrea has been a dental hygienist at Stanford Dental since May of 2016, and she loves the people she works with! She says, "I have never met a more caring, down to earth, and genuine group of people. I look forward to coming to work each day and that is very rare!"
Andrea 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.
Andrea is happily married to her husband, Matt, and they have a 2-year-old son, Parker. When she is not working, Andrea enjoys camping, riding ATVs, playing volleyball and softball, and being with her family. She says, "My husband and I also enjoy traveling to Mexico! We have quite the bucket list of places we want to go, so hopefully we can start marking places off the list soon."
Favorite St. Louis Attraction: 6 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 dogs.
Favorite St. Louis Attraction: Bush Stadium
Favorite Quote: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that’s why it’s called the present.”
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Melody is our treatment coordinator, and while she is a newer face at our practice, she has been in the dental field since 2008.
Melody is passionate about helping patients achieve their dental goals and the smiles they've always wanted. She is happy to help with coordinating appointments and financial arrangements to fit dentistry into your budget.
When Melody isn't assisting our patients, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
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 three kids. They are actively involved with their church, The Journey West County, and the kids' ministry. She also enjoys fitness and any type of competition.
Favorite St. Louis Attraction: The Arch
Favorite Quote: “There’s always darkness before the sun rises.”