About Dr. Ward

Paul Ward, D.D.S., M.S.

about-doctor.jpgDr. Paul Ward is an orthodontist in Lansing and Okemos, Michigan. He specializes in providing quality orthodontic treatment for children and adults. He utilizes only the best braces including traditional, self-ligating, and the Invisalign® system.

Dr. Ward grew up in Shelby Township, a northern suburb of Detroit. He attended Eisenhower High School and was a talented student and athlete. Dr. Ward attended Oakland University during high school and graduated at the top of his class.

After high school, Dr. Ward attended the College of Wooster, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan Dental School. He was elected president of his dental class, earned an academic military scholarship and again graduated at the top of his class. He was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society, and received numerous awards and honors.

After dental school, Dr. Ward went on to serve as a captain in the United States Army. He was stationed at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington, where he practiced hospital dentistry, trained Red Cross volunteers and was assigned to the 673rd Medical Detachment. Dr. Ward is the fifth consecutive generation of his family to have served our country in military service.

After military service, he again attended the University of Michigan, which is recognized as one of the top orthodontic programs in the world. He completed a three-year residency and received a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Ward is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Ward has been in private practice in Lansing since 1999. He is very active in the greater Lansing community as well as in organized dentistry. He holds the prestigious position of president of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists and serves on the Peer Review Committee for the Michigan Dental Association. He served as editor for the Central District Dental Society, and volunteered in the Cleft Palate Clinic at Sparrow Hospital.

Dr. Ward and his wife have been married since 1990 and have two wonderful daughters. He enjoys attending local high school and collegiate sporting events, and is a patron of the Wharton Center. He also enjoys the outdoors and is an avid boater.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
  • President of the Michigan Association of Orthodontists
  • Member and past editor for the Central District Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association Peer Review Committee
  • Sparrow Hospital Children’s Cleft Palate Team 1999-2002