Dr. Wendy Winarick loves exceeding the expectations of her dental patients, and she accomplishes that goal with the help of her inviting office, handpicked team members, and quality care. We understand how running your loved ones all over town to different offices can be frustrating – that’s why we want to be a dental home for your entire family. Whether your smile is still just growing in, you’re looking for an emergency dentist close by, or you’re in need of better, whiter teeth, we hope we can give you a reason to smile.
Dr. Winarick and our team are dedicated to helping the Waco community, as well as the world. We participate in several local charities, support area youth basketball teams, and participate in dental mission trips in Haiti and Peru.
From routine checkups and dental implants to smile-transforming Invisalign, comfort is a big goal in our Waco practice, which is why we’re happy to offer state-of-the-art tools whenever possible to make your appointments that much smoother. Our digital X-rays are fast, safe, and simple for the patient, minimizing the hazards of traditional techniques. Better yet, our advanced Solea laser can treat dental concerns in a precise and minimally invasive way – no needles required. We’re one of only five dentists in Texas who offer it!
“When I started my current job in Waco, I decided to look for a dentist in the area. Everyone I asked recommended Dr. Winarick. I was able to easily get fit in for my first appointment. I initially thought I would have to wait a few weeks but Brian, Dr. Winarick's husband, called back when they had a cancellation, something I really appreciated.”
-Tori L., Belton, TX
"The smiles start when you walk in. The front desk staff always greets you with a smile and makes you feel like you're visiting friends. My family and I have been using The Dental Station for 10+ years and we love it! All my questions are answered completely... from billing to dental health. They're a great family dentistry office and involved with the community. I just can't say all the great stuff about them!”
-Donna F., Waco, TX
"Wendy & her crew do a great job. They are flexible with scheduling and have a fun, light-hearted atmosphere that puts you at ease. Questions are encouraged and treatment options are discussed clearly.”
Using your dental insurance shouldn’t have to result in a headache. Dr. Winarick accepts a variety of plans; plus, we’ll even file all the necessary paperwork ourselves so that you can be sure to get the most out of your available benefits. No insurance? Don’t worry – we also accept low-interest financing plans through CareCredit, as well as cash, check, and major credit cards. Just let us know if you need help understanding your options, and our team will be happy to provide assistance.
Whether you’ve never met our team before or it has been a long time since your last visit, you might have questions about your upcoming appointment. Fortunately, we’re here to help! If you have a specific question you’d like answered, you’re welcome to
get in touch with us
directly. Otherwise, you can read on to see if we’ve answered your question below.
How can I find a female dentist?
If you’re looking for a female dentist, you’re in luck – roughly 1/3
of all dentists in the U.S. are female. So, finding one that’s the right fit for you is as easy as asking loved ones for their recommendations or typing “dentist near me” into Google!
Dr. Wendy Winarick is proud to be a female dentist who has been helping patients in Waco smile ever since she earned her doctorate in 2001. All these years later, she continues to be passionate about providing her patients with only the best care. That’s why she dedicated her time outside the office to her craft too! In addition to pursuing continuing education, she’s an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the Central Texas Dental Society.
What do you do if you can't afford a dentist?
Patients often assume that dental care is expensive. In reality, it’s neglect! If you get into the habit of skipping your biannual checkups or postponing essential restorative care, then it’s extremely likely that oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease will progress to advanced stages, requiring extensive care. So, visiting your dentist regularly is the best choice for your smile
If you’re worried about the cost of your care, you’ll be happy to know that there are several financial solutions designed specifically to keep your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum. To begin, we welcome MetLife, Cigna, Delta Dental, and many other popular dental insurance providers. We also happily accept CareCredit, a trusted third-party financier that allows you to space out your payments into manageable monthly chunks.
How do I get emergency dental care?
From a persistent toothache to a completely knocked-out tooth, dental injuries can incite a bit of panic. After all, where should you turn for help? What should you do in the meantime?
The first step is to assess the damage. If you’re experiencing a potentially life-threatening symptom alongside your dental injury (i.e., trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing, uncontrollable bleeding), then priority number one is to get the medical attention you need by calling 911 or heading to your nearest ER. Conversely, if you aren’t experiencing any potentially life-threatening symptoms, then you should call your dentist’s office right away. Since hospitals rarely have dental professionals on-staff, this is the best way to get the treatment you need as quickly as possible.
Finding Our Dental Office Near You
Interested in replacing lost teeth with modern dentures? Want to address an unhealthy bite with orthodontics? Ready to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry? You’ll find the answer to all of your smile goals at our nearby dental office, which is located at 1701 Lake Success Dr. in Waco. We’re located close to Extraco Events Center and Lake Air Mall. If you need any help finding us, get in touch with our team!