James A. Ward, DDS

James A. Ward, DDS

5319 Tacoma Mall Blvd

Tacoma, WA 98409

253-476-1030


About Our Office

Everyone appreciates a phone call. At least that's what we think. That's why after every operation, we ring you up with a post-operative phone call. Just to check in with you and see how you're doing. Patient care is extremely important to our practice. We go out of our way to provide quality treatment in a manner that is caring, gentle and tender. We're sure you'll appreciate our practice's relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Languages Spoken
  • English
Associations

Office Hours

Monday
8:00
-
18:00
Tuesday
7:00
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16:00
Wednesday
7:00
-
16:00
Thursday
8:00
-
16:00
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Payment Options

Credit Lines Accepted
  • Carecredit
Discounts
  • a 15% senior discount
  • a 5% discount with full cash payment
ATM and debit cards Discover MasterCard Visa

Associates

Alan F. Macks, DMD
Alan F. Macks, DMD
Oral Roberts University 1982
James A. Ward, DDS
James A. Ward, DDS
University of Washington 1964

Services We Offer

  • Anesthesia-Sedation
    • nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
    • local anesthesia
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Opalescence® teeth whitening
    • LUMINEERS® by Cerinate®
    • da Vinci VeneersTM
    • Teeth Whitening
    • dental bonding
    • porcelain dental veneers
  • Oral Surgery
    • simple tooth extractions
    • dental implants (surgical placement)
  • Orthodontics
    • space maintainers
  • Other Clinical Services
    • bruxism (teeth grinding)
    • athletic mouthguards
    • night guards
    • dental sealants
    • snore guards
  • Periodontics
    • gingivitis
    • gum surgery
    • non-surgical gum treatment
    • root planing
    • scaling
  • Restorative Dentistry
    • amalgam (silver) dental fillings
    • composite (tooth-colored) dental fillings
    • dental inlays
    • dental onlays
    • dental crowns
    • dental bridges
    • dental implants (restoration)
    • partial dentures
    • dentures (upper and lower)
    • denture repair
    • Nobel Teeth in an HourTM
  • Special Needs Met
    • wheelchair access requirements
  • Technology
    • ultrasonic dental cleaning
    • digital xray (CDR)
    • prophy jet (air polishing)
    • state-of-the-art equipment
    • DIAGNOdent®


Complimentary Amentities

  • children's play area
  • prizes
  • blankets and pillows
  • headphones
  • post-op phone call
  • stereo system
  • wheelchair access requirements

 

 

Patient Reviews


  • Rosemarie F.
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    11-01-2016
    Verified Patient 
    Office cleanliness
    Staff friendliness
    Short wait time
    Chairside manner
    Explained treatment
    We connected right away and that made me feel super comfortable :) They even had TV on the ceiling. I HATE going to the dentist, but I can't wait to go back!
  • Dena B.
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    03-14-2016
    Verified Patient 
    Office cleanliness
    Staff friendliness
    Short wait time
    Chairside manner
    Explained treatment
    Dr Macks was very friendly and encouraging. Always asked how I was doing during the dental work.
  • Nancy B.
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    10-14-2015
    Verified Patient 
    Office cleanliness
    Staff friendliness
    Short wait time
    Chairside manner
    Explained treatment
    My first visit was a very pleasant one. Staff are very kind and welcoming. Wait time was not long. Looking forward to a lifetime of dentistry with this office.
  • Casey H.
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    05-04-2015
    Verified Patient 
    Office cleanliness
    Staff friendliness
    Short wait time
    Chairside manner
    Explained treatment
    I am so impressed with Sarah Davis, I plan on making her my regular dentist.
  • Judith F.
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    09-12-2014
    Verified Patient 
    Office cleanliness
    Staff friendliness
    Short wait time
    Chairside manner
    Explained treatment
    I am 68 yrs old and have never had such a pleasant experience at the dentist. Probably the most reluctant patient they have had but the experience has had me telling people about 1-800-dentist and Alan D. Macks, DMD.
  • Wallace K.
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    04-09-2014
    Verified Patient 
    Office cleanliness
    Staff friendliness
    Short wait time
    Chairside manner
    Explained treatment
    I had a full mouth x-ray, (first time in many years), wonderful painless cleaning, and a 20 minute exam with Dr. Macks. He went over my x-rays with me and spent considerable time examining my teeth. I would doubly recommend this dentist to anyone.
  • Marlisa H.
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    10-28-2013
    Verified Patient 
    Office cleanliness
    Staff friendliness
    Short wait time
    Chairside manner
    Explained treatment
    I am looking forward to my next visit next month.
  • anonymous
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    05-10-2013
     
    Office cleanliness
    Staff friendliness
    Short wait time
    Chairside manner
    Explained treatment
    The hygienist was very fun with my 3yo daughter explaining and even letting her try out every instrument they were going to use during the treatment. The doctor was very patient when she fought opening her mouth. Very nice office...reminds me of my childhood dentist, and I will remaim with him due to the comforting nature of his office and his chairside demeaner with my daughter and I.
  • CHRISTOPHER C.
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    02-23-2012
     
     
    they immediately understood my situation, and were accomodating and welcoming while meeting my needs.
  • MIKE F.
    •  
    01-12-2012
     
     
    Very friendly, very helpful, Was a totally pleasent experience. Well, except for the who "in pain" thing. but the got me out of pain and treated me well. In fact, i initially declined pain medications but changed my mind. They went out of thier way to call the precription in to a local pharmacy so that I didnt have to drive back in pain. Top quality work !!
  • BONNIE D.
    •  
    07-02-2011
     
     
    My experience here was very pleasant. Still want another opinion, so I don't know if I will be visiting this dentist again. Will know later.
  • ADRIANA K.
    •  
    02-11-2011
     
     
    worst experience ever , I don't want to know anything about "Dr Alan Macks and staff" waist my time and money. of course I DON'T RECOMMEND
  • SUSANNE P.
    •  
    01-06-2011
     
     
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE! YES, I WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH THE DENTIST AND HIS STAFF. I AM GLAD I CALLED YOU FOR HELP. THANKS AGAIN
  • BRITTANY S.
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    11-01-2010
     
     
    I very much appreciate Dr. Macks and his staff. Everytime I come in to the office my hygenist remembers all about our previous conversations and we can pick up like we just spoke yesterday, even though it has been about six months. Dr. Macks is kind and always has a smile on his face and always gives compliments about my teeth and the care I give them.
  • ARNOLD K.
    •  
    10-25-2010
     
     
    It all worked out, was good to find a local dentist that accepts both my insurances.
  • JEANNE S.
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    09-22-2010
     
     
    I called your service and was referred to Alan Macks Dentistry in Tacoma, WA. My husband and I both visited the office on several occasions and we will not be returning. The staff was somewhat friendly, but cared more about keeping to a schedule. There wasn't much personal connection and we were forced to come back several times due to their "time constraints". We also had an issue with one of our bills and they were adamant that it was "our" fault and not theirs, which I fully disagree with. When they started lying to me regarding my bill and what had happened, I was done with them. There is no excuse for dishonesty and I don't feel they did a great or even good job to begin with, so I have no reservations about leaving. I am seeking referrals from friends this time around.
  • BRITTANY S.
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    05-03-2010
     
     
    Dr. Macks is fantastic! Each time I visit the office I am greeted by name with a smile. The hygenist and the doctor always remember me and the previous conversations we have, which really impresses me considering I only visit once every 6 months. The enviroment is friendly and inviting. I would recommed Dr. Macks to anyone.
  • ERIC P.
    •  
    04-28-2010
     
     
    I went to an appointment at Dr. Mack and gotta say it was a great experince. The people there are great and very friendly. They really seem to care about their patients.
  • DAVE T.
    •  
    03-12-2009
     
     
    got right in and my tppth was fixed thank you dr macks
  • ALAN H.
    •  
    07-01-2008
     
     
    So far so good, there are a lot more appointments scheduled in the near future. But he got her in fast and did as far as I can tell good job.