Our Team

Located in Ogden, our friendly dental implant specialists at the office of Aaron T. Ward, DMD, MS, PC are dedicated to helping you improve your oral health. Dr. Ward uses the latest technology to plan customized periodontal treatments for our patients in Ogden, meeting your individual needs and goalsWe work closely with referring doctors to coordinate the best treatment plan.  We welcome you to contact us at 801-394-6651 to learn more about our dental implant specialists in Ogden, Utah, and to make your appointment with our talented periodontist. We look forward to meeting you!

Aaron T. Ward, DMD, MS
Dr. Ward was born in Provo, Utah, and raised in Indio, California. He served an LDS mission in Pocatello, Idaho, where he learned to speak Spanish and crave spicy foods. Later, Aaron attended Brigham Young University, where he met his wife, Celeste. They have five beautiful children: Annie, Ethan, Benjamin, Isaac, and Leah.Dr. Ward received his dental education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Dental School, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 2006 with a recognition of excellence in Periodontology. He then dedicated three years to a Periodontal Residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, achieving his Certificate in Periodontics in 2009. Dr. Ward continues his periodontal and dental education regularly, and he has also received his Master of Science degree.Dr. Ward is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontists
  • Academy of Osseointegration

In 2009 the Ward family moved to Perry, Utah, and Aaron took over Dr. Lloyd Tilt’s office in Ogden. In Dr. Ward’s free time, he is fishing with his boys, working in his garden, or playing with his kids. He also enjoys swimming, skiing, tennis, triathlons, and camping with his family.

Dr. Buck

During his career as a dentist, Dr. Buck has earned 2 Masters Degrees. The first based on research in Endodontics; the second based on research in Prosthodontics.

Since 2008, Dr. Buck’s initial primary focus in his practice was Prosthodontics- including fixed, removable, implants and maxillofacial rehabilitation. During this time, he also learned to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea directly under the tutelage of Dr. Thornton, himself, the creator of the TAP oral devices. In his time as a prosthodontist, Dr. Buck has out of necessity, treated patients for TMD and has taken a gnathologic approach with great success. These successes intrigued him; and from 2011 until 2014 he treated only the most difficult cases of TMD that presented to the military clinics.

He maintains a Diplomate Status with the American Board of Prosthodontics and is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics. He also holds membership within the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and sits on their Sleep board. He is also a Board-Certified Dentist with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Susan – Office Manager

Susan has been an office manager in the dental field since 2010. She has been a part of our team since
2020. She has worked all areas of the dental field, including general dentistry, oral surgery and
periodontics. Not only is Susan very knowledgeable about insurances and insurance plans, but she
knows what it takes to get the most from patients’ insurance companies.

Susan has been happily married to her husband and retired sailor for more than 20 years. She has two
grown children, one son and one daughter. She also has two Shih Tzu dogs that she loves to spoil.
When Susan is not working, she enjoys reading, singing and walking her dogs. She also enjoys making
and selling cheesecakes.

Maryann – Marketing Specialist Treatment Coordinator

Maryann joined our dental family in 2020. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in July 2017. Maryann has been in the dental field for 5 years and enjoys taking on new responsibilities. Her most recent responsibilities are designing ad’s and creating Tik Tok videos. She loves capturing the raw emotions of patients seeing their complete smile make over for the first time. In her free time she loves to go swimming with her toddler, make cakes, and play pickleball.

Meagan – Registered Dental Hygienist

Meagan joined our dental family in January of 2018. She graduated top of her class from Tarrant County College with her Registered Dental Hygienist Degree. She is also a member of Sigma Phi Alpha and the American Dental Hygienist Association. At our practice Meagan is able to provide proper periodontal therapy to our patients, as well as give our patients their own individual oral hygiene instructions at the practice and at home. Meagan loves that our team is made of team players, and so willing to always help each other whenever or wherever. She says “Team work makes the dream work.”

Outside of work Meagan enjoys spending time with her loving husband and her five beautiful children they have been blessed with. She also enjoys reading, hiking, snowshoeing, playing volleyball, traveling, and finding the best restaurants around!

Nary – Hygiene Assistant

Lindsey – Surgical Assistant

Lindsey graduated from dental assisting school at Ogden Applied Technology College in 2004. She joined our practice in December of 2016. She has loved the surgical side of dentistry and cherishes the relationships she has made with our patients. Lindsey enjoys all aspects of dentistry and even says ” If I wasn’t a dental assistant I don’t know what I would do. Dental assisting is my whole identity.” When Lindsey is not helping patients love their smile again she is found hanging out with her husband, camping, working in her yard or playing with her two big dogs. 

Melissa – Surgical Assistant

Melissa graduated from dental assisting school in 1990. She continued on with her training to be certified to assist with complex surgeries. While her children were young she worked part time. Now that all her children are grown she enjoys working full time.  She loves all aspects of  her job, taking care of patients and assisting with surgeries. Melissa has 4 daughters, four son-in laws and 9 grandchildren. When Melissa is not at work she enjoys kayaking with her husband, reading, working out, hiking and spending time with her family. 

Amber- Lab Technician
Amber has been with our dental family since 2018. She graduated from Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College in 2008 with her Dental Assisting, and has her Associates of Science from Weber State University. She is our lab tech magician! She enjoys new opportunity and experiences in our office as well as the continuous growth we offer as a practice.

Outside of the office Amber enjoys spending time with her Fiancé and twin boys. She also loves guitar, piano, cooking, yoga and hiking.

Mike – Lab Technician

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