At our dental practice in Ellisville, we pride ourselves on making our patients feel welcome and relaxed from the moment they step foot in our office. Dr. Vandewater and his staff continue their dental education in a variety of ways so they can provide the best dental care possible. All staff are CPR and AED certified
Dr. Vandewater is a lifelong resident of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. He received his undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry from St. Louis University while working at St. Louis University medical school. Dr. Vandewater received his D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) from Washington University School of Dental Medicine. He spent five years as a practicing dentist in Illinois before opening his private dental practice in Ellisville in 1991 to serve the residents of west St. Louis County.
Dr. Vandewater continued his dental education at the prestigious Dawson Academy to further his knowledge about how the joint, muscles, and teeth function in harmony with one another. Dr. Vandewater follows best practices to ensure that your treatment plan is exactly what you need to restore or maintain a healthy bite, teeth and gums.
Honors & Associations
Dr. Vandewater has been named a Top Dentist by St. Louis Magazine every year since 2012. That’s no surprise. Specialty dentists refer patients to Dr. Vandewater on a regular basis and he also treats fellow dentists.
We are honored to know that 99% of our patients would recommend Dr. Vandewater to a friend or family member, based on approximately 400 reviews. See for yourself. Check us out on Google and RateABiz.com.
In fact, one of our patients was so inspired by the treatment he received, that he wrote a song about us!
Dr. Vandewater is a member of the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater St. Louis Dental Society, and the Missouri Valley Study Club. He also serves as an advisory to the St. Louis County Special School District.
Dr. Vandewater currently resides in Wildwood with his wife, Sherri, their two daughters Emma and Ellie and their dogs Oreo and Hershey.
Dr. Vandewater volunteers his time at local clinics and for other charities in the St. Louis area.
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Dentist’s Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
8:00 am to 5 pm
Dr. Vandewater’s office is conveniently located in West County on Clarkson Road just south of Clayton Road and the Daniel Boone Library.
During your dental treatment with dentist Dr. Vandewater, Joyce’s friendly attitude will put you at ease. She is a highly skilled hygienist who promotes preventative dentistry. Joyce has been a registered Dental Hygienist since 1980, and joined Dr. Vandewater’s practice in 1999. Joyce lives in West County with her husband Tony and has two grown daughters. Her dog Jake keeps her entertained on a daily basis – she can tell you more while you receive your dental services!
“Making my patient’s dental experience as comfortable as possible is my top priority. I look forward to seeing you at your next visit.”
Vicki is a Registered Dental Hygienist on Dr. Vandewater’s comprehensive dental treatment team, and has worked with Dr. Vandewater in the St. Louis Area for over 20 years. She has been a dental hygienist since 1986. Vicki helps to educate patients about the importance of quality comprehensive dentistry. She lives in Wildwood with her husband and has three grown children. Aside from hygiene, she loves to cook and sew.
Smiles and laughter are the norm.
Who knew going to the dentist could be so enjoyable?
You feel like you’re visiting friends.
It’s hard to laugh with someone’s hands in your mouth.
They truly care about your health.
Vicki is the best.
Dr. Vandewater’s Dental Chairside Assistant, Jennifer, has over 20 years of experience assisting dentists. She has spent the last 18 years working closely with Dr. Vandewater’s Ellisville dentistry team to help provide quality preventative dentistry, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and minimally invasive dentistry services to his patients. She lives in the West County area.