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.
Joyce has been part of Dr. Vandewater’s team since 1999. In 2017, she retired from dental hygiene to begin a new career path as office manager. She works closely with patients to help them understand their insurance benefits and answer any account and scheduling related questions. Joyce and her husband Tony love spending time with friends, family and their young grandson, Myles.
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 25 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.
It’s hard to laugh with someone’s hands in your mouth.
You feel like you’re visiting friends.
Smiles and laughter are the norm.
Vicki is the best.
They truly care about your health.
I have always been treated professionally by Dr Jay and his staff.
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.
Sophia is the newest member of Dr. Vandewater’s team. She joined us in May of 2018 as a dental assistant. She works alongside Dr. Vandewater as he treats patients, as well as in his dental laboratory. In her free time she enjoys traveling with friends and visiting her family in her hometown of Springfield Missouri.
LaToya is a Native of Dayton Ohio, where she has been practicing Dental Hygiene since 2008. She Joined Dr. Vandewater’s practice in 2017. She strives to provide the best patient care possible while making patients feel comfortable and at ease in the dental chair. She lives in St. Charles with her husband Jamarri and aside from dental hygiene she loves to travel and spend time with her family.