William D. Ledford, DDS
Dr. William Ledford graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City Dental School in 1992. Prior to dental school, he attended Drury University. Dr. Ledford has been actively practicing dentistry since 1998.
Dr. Ledford feels strongly about continuing education. He exceeds annual CE requirements by taking courses and receiving advanced training in a variety of dental topics, including TruDenta® training at the Las Vegas Dental Institute. He wants to make sure his patients receive the most up-to-date care possible. As a dentist, his primary goal is to help patients maintain their teeth for a lifetime and educate them how to do so.
Dr. Ledford and his wife, Amy, recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Together they have three children, Kameron, Evan, and Olivia. Over the last decade, Dr. Ledford has sponsored various girls and boys sports teams in the community. When not at the office, you are likely to find him at the golf course.
Meet Our Team
Jessie Gonzales – Office Manager
Jessie moved to Kansas City in the fall of 2014 where she started as a business assistant at a dental office until she joined our team as office manager September 2015. She has previous management experience in the dental, chiropractic, health and spa, and sales industries. She was born and raised in Oklahoma and since then has lived in Iowa and Colorado. Jessie has a passion for patient care, educating patients on dental health, and helping patients fit their care into their budget. Her primary focus is providing quality care and building long lasting relationships with patients.
While in Iowa, Jessie met the love of her life, Zech. They have been together for six years and counting. Jessie spends her time outside the office chasing after her very energetic toddler Jaxon, competing in and attending sports events, attending concerts, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling.
Crystal Highfll – Dental Hygienist
Crystal graduated in 2005 with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. She has worked with Dr. Ledford for 11 years and counting. Crystal enjoys educating all patients on their specific dental hygiene needs. She performs thorough cleanings, scaling and root planing, oral cancer screenings, and digital X-rays. Crystal is also certified in administering local anesthetics, nitrous oxide, and CPR.
Crystal has been married to her husband, Kyle, since June 2005. They have two beautiful children, Juliana and Dominic. Crystal stays busy spending time with her family, shopping, and keeping up with her kids’ many activities.
Erica Edwards – Dental Hygienist
Erica was born and raised here in the Kansas City area. She graduated from Johnson County Community College in 2014 with a dental hygiene degree and is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. Erica values building relationships with her patients and making them feel comfortable when they are in her care. Erica’s passion for helping patients achieve the best oral health possible show ins in the improvements of their overall health.
When not in the office, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, friends and family, coaching youth soccer, gardening, and working out.
Gina Ashley – Dental Assistant
Gina is Dr. Leford’s full time assistant and has been with him for 10 years and counting. She has been in the dental field as an assistant for 26 years. She is a people person, so helping patients feel relaxed and comfortable comes easy to her.
Gina was raised in a military family. She started her dental studies in high school while stationed in Naples, Italy. Upon returning to the states, she continued her studies by working as a volunteer in a dental office.
She currently lives in Independence, MO, with her husband and their three much-loved dogs. They have raised a son a daughter who are grown and out of the nest. Her son has recently blessed her with a grandson who is the joy of her life.