Meet Dr. Ward

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Meet Dr. Ward

About

Oregon Family Orthodontics

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Adam Ward grew up in Albany, Oregon, and prior to that has lived all across the Pacific Northwest. He and his wife, Jessica, have been married for seven years. They have one energetic boy named Henry, who pretty much runs the family. Dr. Ward loves Oregon, from the rain to the trees. He speaks Spanish, is an avid runner, movie quote buff, and song aficionado.

Dr. Ward completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. After receiving his degree in Nutritional Science, he attended Oregon Health and Science University to earn his D.M.D. During dental school he was invited to join the OKU dental honor society. He was grateful for the chance to stay in Oregon longer while he completed his orthodontic residency and received a Master’s of Science in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Dr. Ward is committed to providing the Eugene and Springfield area with compassionate care and treatment. He loves being able to help his patients gain confidence in themselves and their smiles.

Meet the Team

Dr. Adam Ward couldn’t do his job without his wonderful team of Expanded Function Orthodontic Assistants. They are the faces you see each time you come in and they help to create beautiful smiles! 

See their faces and bio’s to get to know them a little more:

Lindsay

Lindsay

Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant

Lindsay has been an orthodontic assistant for most of this century! Luckily she has been with team OFO since March 2019 and she has been a perfect addition to our family. Her favorite part of orthodontics is helping children and adults find confidence in their new smiles and show them to the world. Out of the clinic, you can find Lindsay playing with Boomer, her Airedale Terrier, and just spending time outdoors. Whether it’s camping, rafting, or hiking, she is doing it! She has also been known to make some mean chocolate chip cookies. Interesting note, she loves chocolate and bacon, but who doesn’t?

Favorite Disney Movie: Toy Story (to infinity and beyond!!)

Kim

Kim

Treatment Coordinator

Kim is a new Oregonian, meaning she is slowly learning how amazing Oregon is. She is our Treatment Coordinator and like many others, loves helping people create and enjoy their smiles. Originally hailing from Salt Lake City, she followed the Oregon Trail along with her husband and daughter so he could attend the University of Oregon’s Law School (in house legal representation say what?!). Kim and her family love exploring outside, seeing green things all over the place, and going to sporting events. She tolerates Dr. Ward’s bad jokes and will even occasionally give him a pity laugh in the consult. 

Favorite Disney Movie: Coco (which is one of the few movies to make Dr. Ward cry)

Beth

Beth

Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant

From the beginning of time, at least the beginning of Beth’s time, she has wanted to work in orthodontics. Crazily she wanted to do this from when she had braces as a kid (well not too crazy, Dr. Ward wanted to do this since he had braces as well). Beth is our resident coffee-holic. We snatched Beth straight from her externship while she was at school and we have been thrilled. She has a small, furry friend named Peanut (not a boyfriend, just a dog), and she loves the moments of Oregon sun and spending time with family and friends. She also has great taste in music.

Favorite Disney Movie: Bambi (which is just really sad.. the movie, not the choice!)

Stacie

Stacie

Clinical Manager

STACIE IS BACK! She’s finally back in her hometown and we couldn’t be happier for her! For a while, she was following her USMC husband around and living in California… I think Eugene’s much better. While she was away, she was broadening her knowledge of dentistry working as a clinical assistant, office manager, marketing coordinator, and community outreach. She’s excited to share her knowledge with us! Here as the Clinical Manager, Stacie builds and maintains the synergy within all clinics, which is a fancy way of saying she keeps the peace for this fun and crazy team! In her own words, “It is wonderful being able to provide treatments that help to transform lives one person at a time. Everyone deserves to feel special, so let’s make it happen.” It’s phrases like that where she really helps to motivate the team. But enough about work, she also has two boys and spending time with her family and friends is a top priority. You can also find Stacie on the dance floor, line dancing; she can really get down! She also enjoys hiking, painting, and going to Oregon Duck games. GO DUCKS!

Favorite Disney Movie: Lion King

Jose

Jose

Expanded Functions Orthodontic Assistant

There is a new face joining the OFO team. Please give a warm welcome to Jose Garcia! Jose is bringing a much-needed, additional Spanish speaker into the clinic. Hailing from Coos Bay, Jose is our only … what do you call someone from Coos Bay? Coos Bayian? Coos Bayite? Coos Bae? Whatever you call him, he is from Coos Bay! He loves enjoying the summer weather and hanging out with his dog, family, and his friends. When he is not in the clinic, he is cheering on the Ducks and rocking out to some of his favorite bands. Jose also brought to Dr. Ward’s attention the purpose of purple shampoo, so now we are all well informed. Interesting fact about Jose, he recently wrapped up his training at Lane Community College, as well as working at Burrito Amigos. Ironically enough, with his multiple years working at Burrito Amigos, he claims he still is unable to wrap a perfect burrito—much like mine, which I simply stuff until it bursts. We are so excited to have Jose join the OFO family, o podemos decir que estamos emocionados que Jose es un parte de nuestra familia de OFO!
Favorite Disney Movies: Coco and Moana, which are great choices

Jitzi

Jitzi

Accounts Manager

Oh Glitzi Jitzi… Where to begin with her? Jitzi has become part of our billing and administrative department, crunching numbers behind the scenes. She has a lot, like a lot, of dental experience. She served in the Oregon Army National Guard as a Dental Sergeant for 6 years. Jitzi is home-grown, married her high school sweetheart, has two kids, two doggies, and is a San Diego Chargers fan!
Favorite Disney Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Our Practice

Oregon Family Orthodontics