Dr. Darin Ward


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Okotoks, Alberta Map External Link
Website: OkotoksOrthodontics.ca External Link
Med. School:Colorado
Grad. Year: 2009

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 06/05/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 24 reviews. Dr. Darin Ward has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dr. Darin Ward
Orthodontist-related: dental braces, invisalign
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5678086
25/07/14 5 5 5 5 Dr Darin and his team are amazing! You never feel rushed or pushed into a decision. Dr Darin often says "you don't need teeth. You don't need straight teeth...what do you want?" Then based on what you say you want he always has options for you. Dr. Darin and his team aren't there just to give you "straight teeth" they care about your overall health and wellness too! My daughter is very lucky to get to spend time with this amazing team of people. They always take the time to listen and answer all the questions that she has. Oh and the hot chocolate is pretty good too;) 
16/07/14 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 5553786
10/06/14 5 5 5 5 Dr.Ward has combined knowledge in general dentistry and Orthodontics, his approach on treatment is based on this combined with his continual growth in Education. He has an amazing "bedside" manner, he gets to know his patients on a personal level and never makes you feel rushed. His office design and layout makes you feel relaxed. All of his staff are courteous and professional and always smiling, guess that means they work for a great guy! Huge thank you to Dr.Darin, I would recommend to anyone!! AJ  See Responses
RID: 5543811
07/06/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Darin is fantastic. You can tell the passion he has for his work and to provide the best treatment plan for his patients. He really adds his personal touch on every consultation. I could not have found a better orthodontic doctor. Without him, I would probably have had couple teeth removed. Instead, here I am now with a much better smile, all my teeth and great satisfaction for all awesome attention I have been received throughout my treatment. He really exceeded my expectation.  See Responses
RID: 5533411
05/06/14 5 5 5 5 My dentist removed two teeth from one side of my mouth when I was a child, which created an asymmetrical smile, and my jaw grew asymmetrically. This culminated in herniated discs in my neck. As an adult, I developed asthma and I wore a snoring appliance (recommended by an ENT specialist), which resulted in underbite issues, a slanted cant and TMJ. Dr. Darin Ward was recommended to me by a dentist who interviewed a number of orthodontists on my behalf. This dentist suggested that I see Dr. Ward because Dr. Ward was the only orthodontist that seemed genuinely concerned about making sure that my asthma and snoring issues would be addressed (in addition to correcting my asymmetrical smile, underbite, slanted cant and TMJ issues). Dr. Ward has addressed/corrected all my issues. And in addition to all this Dr. Ward: i) is probably one of the most joyful/positive/friendly people you will ever meet; ii) always explained to me what he was doing; and iii) made sure that I never felt rushed.  See Responses
04/06/14 SYSTEM: new location added: Calgary, AB 
RID: 5507512
02/06/14 5 5 5 5 I have had an awesome experience at Okotoks Orthodontics. Dr. Darin and his staff are very knowledgable and friendly. I like that they look at overall health, not just teeth. Dr. Darin is very passionate about what he does and I trust him and his staff to achieve the result I want.  See Responses
RID: 5499296
28/05/14 5 5 5 5 I have recommended Dr Darin and his team to both friends and family, he has taken Orthodontics to the next level, he gives you the tools to make an informed decision while respecting your wants and overall health.  See Responses
RID: 5499269
28/05/14 5 5 5 5 Great team, great doctor, amazing service and care! Every request is answered with a smile and willing to go the extra mile! Would recommend OO to anyone needing orthodontic treatment! Convenient, later hours, and very community orientated! Keep up the great work....  See Responses
RID: 5451099
07/05/14 5 5 5 5 Great experience with Dr Ward and Staff.. His teeth look awesome!! I would recommend this orthodontist to everyone!! Thanks  See Responses
RID: 5439945
03/05/14 5 5 5 5 I absolutely love Okotoks Orthodontics. They take such good care of me and I am thankful for that. They have great and knowledgeable staff and they are always nice, even when your late. Thank you Dr. Darin for taking such good care of me and my sister, I really appreciate it. And best of all, I love the bubbles and the hot chocolate! - Ethan.E :)  See Responses
RID: 5430691
28/04/14 5 5 5 5 I was completely thrilled with Dr. Ward, his staff, and most importantly his work. I love my beautiful new smile.  See Responses
RID: 5344104
14/04/14 5 5 5 5 Dr Ward is the best! He took over my case from another orthodontist and I now have the most fantastic smile! All appointments were smooth and he was very understanding about how sick I was of being in braces and assured me that if I put in the effort - so would he and he would get me out of there as fast as he could, and he did! So happy with the results. Would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a great orthodontist!  See Responses
RID: 5309057
26/03/14 5 5 5 5 I love Dr. Ward, he is the best dentist! It is always a joy to see him! He cares about us and he goes the extra mile to make sure we are happy. I recomend him in a heart beat!  See Responses
RID: 5307914
25/03/14 5 5 5 5 I am a dentist in Saskatchewan and I take my son to Darin once a month to have treatment. His staff is friendly and accomodating. Darin's knowledge in craniofacial pain and airway orthodontics is second to none. There is no other orthodontist I would refer too for family, friends, and especially patients.  See Responses
RID: 5288089
20/03/14 3 2 2 4 I saw Dr. Ward for a consultation for my seven year old son. I have to say I was slightly uncomfortable with my entire appointment. I found the focus to be on the financial aspect of treatment and less on the process and results. Dr. Ward was awkward and seemed forced when talking to my son. I did not feel like he was taking our consultation seriously. While I agree that my son needs to have some orthodontic work, for $5000 I will be taking my business somewhere that doesn't feel like a used car dealership with fancy furnishings.  See Responses
RID: 4290667
25/01/14 4 2 3 4 I have mixed feelings about this office. I do think that my child will receive good care, I do feel that the results will be what we want. I do not like how financially focused they are I know this is a business but I have been to other orthodontists for my other children and have not felt like I just walked out of a car dealership. However the location and hours are convenient they make my child feel welcome and at ease and Dr Ward although often running late seems very knowledgeable and friendly.  See Responses
RID: 3642753
27/12/13 5 5 5 5 I was quoted an amount for my daughters braces but after Dr. Ward reviewed her file he reduced the amount. How often do you find that?? Dr. Ward is great & his staff is friendly & does a great job..I would recommend Okotoks Orthodontics to anyone.  See Responses
RID: 3621490
30/11/13 5 5 5 5 I have had Jaw pain for quite some years from grinding my teeth. Dr. Ward made me a "high tech night guard" as I call it!! that is costumed to my issues at night. It has solved my Jaw Issues. He also had gone out of his way to help my sons dream of being a Orthodontist. Dr. Ward and his staff allowed my son who is 13, to have a working day at the office. I never saw such a bright smile on my sons face as he left that day fully assured that this is the business that he'd like to do when he grows up. The kindness, friendliness and generosity of the office is amazing and I would recommend anyone who is interested in getting any kind of Ortho done to visit this clinic. I live in the N.E of Calgary and there is no doubt in my mind that I will take the extra drive out just to get the service and knowledge from Okotoks Orthodontics.  See Responses
RID: 3611880
21/11/13 5 5 5 5 Dr Ward is a wonderful and talented Orthodontist. His involvement in the Okotoks community is outstanding!!! Always willing to lend a hand or give a donation to help local businesses. The Ortho work he does is great and shows in many smiles i see. He is very much a people person and wants the best for all his patients and his patients look forward to coming into see him and his staff. The entire staff is helpful and friendly. It is so nice having an Orthodontist in Okotoks! Thank you for your Donation to The Alberta Dance Academy Parent Association.  See Responses
RID: 3610480
20/11/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Darin is one of the most knowledgeable and helpful doctors treating orthodontics/orthopedics that I have known in the last 30 years. He is completely committed to providing the best care for his patients! He is also very passionate about the treatment he provides his patients.  See Responses
RID: 3607124
16/11/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Darin is awesome. We are always in and out so fast. He goes he extra mile and then some more! Never a negative word, just changes the program if it's not working for your child. We have been through 2 other orthodontists and I would never recommend the other 2. Love okotoks orthodontists!!! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
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06/05/13 SYSTEM: City changed from "Calgary" to "Okotoks" 
RID: 2634220
29/04/13 1 1 1 1 I went for a consult here before I inevitably chose to work with another orthodontist in the same city. First of all, the staff is pushy and rude, Dr. Ward himself was very glib and superficial and saw me at least a half an hour late. He then quoted me the same price for non-surgical treatment alone that I have been quoted for WITH surgery at other practices, so basically he was quoting me double the price. And, lastly, I also didn't find it very amusing when he pointed out the dimple in my chin (aka bum chin) and exclaimed "I'm surprised you haven't had plastic surgery to fix that" and then suggested further plastic surgery for a chin implant. I don't appreciate anyone, let alone a medical professional picking apart my flaws in such a manner.  See Responses
RID: 2467053
06/11/12 5 5 4 5 Dr. Ward is a pretty great doctor. He's good at his job, but can sometimes get a little visibly annoyed if you express concerns, or make suggestions. On a couple of occasions I have pointed out a tooth that's just a little off, but considering how much I am spending, I think I have a right to be picky. He will often try to dismiss it or downplay it, but with a little bit of encouragement, he will quickly give in and correct it. Don't get me wrong, he's not a bad doctor and he will get the job done, but he and his staff can sometimes cut corners (like not putting a 'bib' thingy on you when they are working on you, or re-using faulty equipment like bad brackets). His most redeeming quality is his personality. He is personable, friendly, funny and very down to earth. The people who work for him are also pretty awesome and friendly. One of the bigger downsides is that it's VERY hard to get an appt. with him, especially one that's convenient. Otherwise, would definitely recommend. 
Paid (or co-pay): $6000
RID: 1291622
11/11/10 5 5 5 5 Love this guy, and his staff. The clinic is small, intimate and caters to adult professionals.  See Responses
RID: 1249267
13/09/10 5 5 5 5 Friendly staff, that really care. They take the time to get to know you, your concerns, your needs.  Respond
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