Bringing 60 years of combined orthodontic experience to Bismarck

When it comes to your orthodontic care, you deserve the best. Our highly skilled team has transformed over 20,000 smiles. Will you be our next success story?

We are all here to create one thing: healthy, beautiful smiles

Our team wants to see you smile not only at the end of your treatment plan but all throughout the process. When you come to Warford Orthodontics you can count on us to treat you with the highest level of care. Each of our staff members strives to provide energetic, welcoming service to each patient that comes through the door.

Dr John

Dr. Warford

Dr. Warford Orthodontist

Dr. Warford earned his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and completed his residency in orthodontics at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has had the privilege of working with many people in North Dakota over the years, and has dedicated his life to helping patients achieve their best smiles.

Dr. Warford is very passionate about helping to make Bismarck a wonderful place to live, work, and play. In addition to transforming the smiles of Bismarck, he served as the city’s mayor from 2002 to 2014.

He is currently serving as dean of the University of Mary’s Gary Tharaldson School of Business. He has been married to Jennifer for over 40 years and has 4 children and 11 grandchildren. He enjoys outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, cycling, skiing and working on his ranch.

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Dr. John

Dr. JohnOrthodontist

Dr. John earned his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and completed his residency in orthodontics at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He is very passionate about the power orthodontic treatment can have to positively transform lives. He has had his work published in the American Journal of Orthodontics, and he offers continuing education classes for orthodontists across North Dakota.

Dr. John and his wife Beth live on an organic produce farm and have 4 daughters who, along with 30 chickens, keep them very busy. In addition to all the farming and homesteading activities, Dr. John is also an amateur chef and is growing a vineyard for producing wine in the future. Living in Kansas City had its effect on Dr. John, instilling in him a passion for jazz (not your grandpa’s jazz) and BBQ. He and Beth are active in shooting sports, and both are certified NRA Instructors. Hunting, photography, hiking, cycling, kayaking, snowshoeing and skiing are other activities he enjoys.

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Meet our smile transformation team

Our team members are hired for their experience, passion, and commitment to excellence. They work hard to create a fun, enjoyable, and relaxing experience for you and your family at our Bismarck clinic.

Chasity

Chasity Director of First Impressions

What are your Daily job activities?
A typical day for me is scheduling, answering phones, greeting everyone, and many other different office tasks.

How about life outside the office?
I’m married and we have a daughter named Brekka. My favorite foods are pizza, German foods, and pretty much any kind of soup. I LOVE Grey’s Anatomy (I’ve watched all seasons on Netflix at least 3 times). In my free time I like being outside, riding horse, camping and boating.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I absolutely love working here! It’s amazing to see Patients every day and get to know them, I love talking with them.

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?
It’s really fun to meet Patients at their initial consultation, but the best is to see how bright their smiles are when they finish their treatment!

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
Our great doctors and staff. We have such a warm, upbeat atmosphere. You can really tell that everyone cares and loves what they do.

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Kathy

KathySmile Stability Specialist

Lab Tech, Certified and Registered Dental Assistant with Warford Orthodontics since 1985

Daily Job Activities:
Pouring models and fabricating Invisalign Retainers, and sometimes resetting teeth before making the retainer.

How about life outside of work?
I have many hobbies including teaching aerobics, biking, cross country skiing, and walking my three Newfoundland dogs. I like to eat fruits and veggies and my favorite drink is Diet Cherry Coke. For entertainment I love true story movies and listening to Rock and Roll and a little country rock.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I love work. I love constantly being busy and doing things with my hands. What makes me tick is knowing I do a good job and pleasing not just the Patients but also Dr. John.

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?
When a Patient had her braces removed, she was missing a cuspid and I made a pontic retainer for her. She got tears in her eyes because she could not believe how real it looked to have that tooth in her mouth.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
The friendly staff! They are always willing to help the Patients and work around their schedules to accommodate them. There are fun things for the Patients to do inside and outside of office. And the complimentary X-rays, exams and second set of retainers set us apart as well.

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Nancy

NancyChampion Wire Wrestler

Certified Orthodontic Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant with Warford Orthodontics since 1975

Daily Job Activities:
I am involved in Patient care. And I am in charge of ordering all supplies for the office.

How about life outside of work?
I enjoy being with my two children and four grandchildren. My favorite movie is “Sound Of Music”!

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I love the work. Especially seeing the excitement in Patients when we remove brackets, and to see how happy they are with transformation of their smile.

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?
When you have two or more kids or parents from the same family, it is fun getting to know them through the years.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
The experience of our doctors and staff. Also, our Patients are not just another person, they are treated as we would treat a family member.

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Karley

KarleyExtreme Smile Specialist

Registered Dental Assistant with Warford Orthodontics since 2013

Daily Job Activities:
There is a lot we do in one day, from normal braces to Invisalign. We do a lot with sterilizing and many different things throughout the whole office.

How about life outside the office?
I married a great guy from my hometown of Turtle Lake in July of 2018. We enjoy hunting and just being outside. My favorite is to be at the lake relaxing on a boat or floaty with a good book. My favorite food is strudel with cream and potatoes (it’s a German dish). I like to watch Disney movies and listen to country music. In my free time, I enjoy doing anything artistic like painting, sewing or a Pinterest craft!

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I love working here. What makes me tick is just seeing the Patients change through treatment. When they come in, you can tell that some of them are really unsure about their smile. Then at the end of treatment they love their new smile and love showing it off. I love just knowing I helped to change that!

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?
I still love the time that Denise lost her glasses and we looked and looked for them and we finally found them, they were on the face of her Patient! We all still laugh about that story to this day.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
Someone is on-call every weekend so we are always here to help you out. We are also an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider.

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Kierra

KierraPrincess of Clean

What are your daily job activities?
My job is to keep everything clean and sterilized as well as moving efficiently in “the circle” so our Patients can have an Astonishing Experience!.

How about life outside the office?
I have three siblings and my favorite season is fall because of the pretty leaves and pumpkin spice lattes!  I enjoy going for walks and riding bike outdoors.  In my free time I like cooking for my family, sewing, and quilting.  My favorite meal is Syrian Style Rice and Beans.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I like to watch the patient’s teeth transform into a beautiful smile that boosts their self-confidence, I’m a former Patient myself, and know the difference it can make!

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
Warford Orthodontics is different because it has an exceedingly friendly atmosphere and the best Invisalign treatment you’ll find for hundreds of miles in any direction.

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Christi

ChristiSmile Stylist

Daily Job activities:
We are very busy on a daily basis, from braces & Invisalign to sterilization and everything in between.  We see anywhere from 60-80+ Patients a day, making the days go very fast!

How about life outside of work:
My husband, Scott and I, share a home in Bismarck with our 2-kids, Mason 4, and Emelia 2, Fancy, a German Shorthair pointer, and Axel, our Great Dane, or Great Pain depending on his mood! We enjoy outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, and spending weekends in the summer camping. When I am not chasing kids or dogs, I enjoy going for a nice long run. I’ve run several half marathons and will be running my first full marathon August of 2019!  I enjoy repurposing “junk” and making it new and beautiful again in its own rustic way. I like to think I have a green thumb, but I really don’t. I love plants and flowers but usually they don’t last long, so I have found a love for succulents!! They don’t require a lot of maintenance! My favorite food is taco’s. I could eat them for all meals every day.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics:
I enjoy the variety of work we do. Orthodontics is just amazing. I also enjoy working in the “circle.” We have a very fun team which makes work enjoyable. I love seeing the transformations, and the difference we make in peoples’ lives.

Any Funny or heart-warming stories to share:
I love when a parent that had treatment here many years ago, brings their child in.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different:
I think it is SO COOL that we are the only orthodontic office in ND, SD, Western MN and MT that is a Top 1% Invisalign provider, and in order to get the same level of treatment and expertise, you would have to go to the cities, Denver or Seattle! We have this opportunity right here in Bismarck!! Because of this, we get to see several Patients from other cities and states.

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Jill

JillDirector of Smile Transformation

Daily job activities:
I get the privilege of meeting with all the new Patients and their families that are coming in for their initial consult. I help capture photos, x-rays, a 3D scan and document Dr. John’s findings and recommendations. I help answer any questions Patients have regarding treatment and help coordinate communication between them and their dentist.

How about life outside the office?
I am a busy mom, wife and business owner! My husband and I operate a chiropractic clinic in Bismarck. I have 2 daughters and 1 son all ages 6 and under. I love spending time with my family. We have a tradition of spending time every June in the Black Hills area with our kids and have made so many fun memories. I enjoy cooking and baking and do a good job of making a mess while doing it! My favorite food is chicken kabobs with fresh grilled pineapple served over rice and homemade pizza! I love coffee! I grew up in a small town in Western, ND which happens to be 14 miles from the Theodore Roosevelt North Unit. I enjoy getting back there to hike and camp and love taking my family to Medora each year. In my free time, which is far and few between these days, I enjoy taking pictures, going to the movies, and shopping!

What is your favorite part about working at Warford Orthodontics
I’m a people person so I love visiting and getting to know people and their families. I’m also proud of the fact that I feel my job isn’t just a job. I love that I have the privilege to be a part of a life changing transformation with our Patients. I also get to work with a pretty amazing group of co-workers.

Any fun or heart-warming stories?
I love the excitement of kids when they can get their braces on the same day as their consultation! Many times, they are so excited that they stop back by my office on their way out to show me their braces and the colors they chose. I also love meeting with Patients who were told by other providers that Invisalign would not work for them and see their demeanor change when Dr. John tells them that Invisalign ABSOLUTELY will work for them!

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
I truly feel that we provide care in a way that we treat everyone as if they were our own family. Our staff is extremely talented at what they do and is genuine in getting to know our Patients as well as their families.

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Brekka

BrekkaGrin Booster

Daily job activities:
I assist the Doctors is adding, removing and adjusting braces. I also assist in taking x-rays, photos, impressions and help keep the office clean and the instruments sterilized. Invisalign has become a big part of our office so I also take iTero scans, add attachments, insert aligners and assist with checkups. Patient education, answering questions, updating Patient chart notes and scheduling appointments is also a big part of my day, as well as correspondence with other offices or the Invisalign lab. Working with a Patient in my chair is my favorite but there is a lot of behind the scenes work that is done at all times too!

How about life outside of work?
I’m a country girl. I grew up on a ranch and spent many days on a four-wheeler or in a tractor. I now live in town, but love taking my kids out to the farm whenever I can. I have an awesome husband, Garrett, 2 busy daughters Adley and Mayzee, and a house dog named Bogey! I love doing craft projects, gardening and baking when I catch a free moment. Road trips and camping are both things I love to do with my family. We try to be outside as much as we can!

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I love seeing the before and after photos and noticing the change in our Patients confidence as their smiles improve. Some of the things we accomplish still amaze me, even after working here for years. Getting to know our Patients and their families during their treatment is my personal favorite. When a Patient feels comfortable and at home in our office, I know we are doing our job well and accomplishing more than just the great smile they leave with!

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?
Too many to pick just one, but I love when a new, young, nervous Patient turns into a confident ball of fire by the end of their treatment. Watching them grow is amazing! I also love hearing the stories from our adult Patients who are FINALLY doing treatment. The excitement and gratefulness they express makes our job all worth it.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
Staff experience and care. We are all very knowledgeable in the dental field and we accompany that with a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. We treat our Patients like they are our family and I am proud of that.

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Terra

TerraDirector of Financial Accountability

Daily job activities:
As you can imagine every day is a very busy day in the office! I’ve worked several positions throughout Warford Orthodontics doing everything from greeting Patient’s and new Patient exams to assisting in the chair. Most recently, I moved to the financial coordinator role. Now, my focus is helping all of our Patients with their smile investment. I coordinate insurance benefits and find ways to make treatment affordable for nearly every budget.

How about life outside of work:
I am married and have one daughter that keeps me very busy. We also have a husky who keeps us on our toes. My family enjoys camping in the summer. I like to spend time with family and friends. I enjoy going to concerts and trying out new restaurants.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I love seeing the smile transformation of our Patients!

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
The staff is always dedicated to creating the best Patient experience. The Patients truly come first and are treated as if they are family.

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Kari

KariDirector of Smile Transformation

Daily job activities:
I get to see many of the new Patients, helping them understand about braces and Invisalign and educating. There is never a dull day!  I get to do lots of other things too!

How about life outside of work:
I love to do anything active–and be outside! Summer or winter you will find me figuring out how to be outside. I also love to garden and cook and make up healthy recipes

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I absolutely fell in love with “Preventive Medicine” in dental hygiene school. This passion flows into why I love being a part of the WO team–I see so many dental issues that we can help side-step or make right.  It is very fulfilling. I love meeting new people and helping them feel comfortable and welcome.

Any funny or heart-warming stories to share?
Some days we see clients who are a little anxious about what treatment is going to feel like…  One day, I was helping an older Patient with his treatment and he was joking with me that he was anxious.  I offered to hold his hand during his braces removal (because of course I’ve held hands with many kids over the years). We laughed pretty hard because of course he didn’t need any hand-holding.  Now every time he comes in for a checkup, I have to go hold his hand for a second or two.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
Before I moved to Bismarck, I worked in a private dental office.  Over and over I would see Patients that were in active orthodontic care have SUCHPHENOMENAL results when being treated by WO.  “Out-of-the-park-home-run” were the results I would see time and again. I didn’t see that from any other orthodontist. It made me take notice–and now I get to be part of the magic!

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Nicole

NicoleWear Compliance Officer

Daily job activities:
I do many things throughout the day which include iTero scans and providing care instructions for Patients that are starting as well as those actively in Invisalign treatment. I adjust braces, take photo records and prepare Patients for x-ray. Overall, I make sure Patients in treatment have the best experience possible!

How about life outside of work:
I am a very busy Mommy to a 5-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl. We have 2 dogs, 2 fish and a cat so our house is pretty much a zoo and never lacks excitement or entertainment! We are a split Vikings and Packers household which causes some friendly family banter. I enjoy cooking, digging in the dirt and watching my little peoples’ activities.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I absolutely love the busy pace, watching Patient transformations, getting to know our Patients and seeing them excited about what we can do for them.

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
Warford Orthodontics is truly a wonderful place to work! Our environment is supportive, compassionate and fun. I couldn’t ask for more. We are the best of the best.

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Julie

JulieRecords Specialist

Daily job activities:
I gather records for our Patients (scans, pictures and x-rays) to begin their amazing smile transformation.  I also assist with sterilizing instruments.

How about life outside of work:
I am a Mom of 6 amazing kids.  I enjoy riding motorcycle, shopping (who doesn’t?!), watching movies and reading a good book. My favorite tv shows to watch are Greys and A Million Little Things.

What is your favorite part of working at Warford Orthodontics?
I love to see the difference from the first picture taken to the last. It is truly amazing to see the change in the people throughout treatment and after it is complete.  Like they say, “a smile is worth a thousand words.”

What makes Warford Orthodontics different?
As a Mom who has had 5 of my own kids in treatment PLUS myself all with Warford Orthodontics (and all BEFORE I started to work here) I can say without a doubt I am very happy with everything about our care.  From the staff to Dr. John himself, they are all so helpful and very kind.

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