Meet the Team at Stanford Dental

Dentist in Manchester, MO

Welcome to Stanford Dental! We would love for your family to join our Manchester dental family, where Dr. Stanford and his team are passionate about dentistry! 

As a health-centered practice, we understand how oral health relates to your overall health and well being, so we are honored to be part of your family’s health care team.

Take a moment to get to know us and learn more about our team here so you feel right at home when you visit us for the first time.

Dr. James Stanford

Dr. Stanford has been serving St. Louis smiles since beginning his practice in 1985. He and his wife have enjoyed the benefits of raising their four daughters here in the Midwest.

Dr. Stanford graduated from Carrolton High School in Carrolton, MO, in 1977 before receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology from Westminster College in Fulton, MO. He then graduated dental school in the top 10% of his class at UMKC dental school in 1985 and moved to St. Louis to start his practice upon graduation.

Dr. Stanford is committed to offering excellent dental service by investing in continuing education and new technologies. He strives to stay updated on the changing dental environment.

Dr. Stanford and his staff also enjoy giving back to the community. All the proceeds from his competition BBQ Team (Chomper’s) are given to One Heart Ministries.

Professional Associations:

  • The Greater St. Louis Dental Society
  • The Missouri Dental Society
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry

Favorite St. Louis Attraction: The Hill

Favorite Quote: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”



Lauren graduated from Missouri College in 2010 and has been with Stanford Dental for over 15 years. As a dental hygienist, she tries to always put a smile on your face.

She enjoys working with our Manchester dental team and patients because of the feeling of family between everyone. To Lauren, her patients are like family, and family is everything. She is extremely passionate about guiding her patients to be the healthiest versions of themselves, and she wants to be there every step of the way.

Lauren has 5 beautiful children!  In her spare time, Lauren enjoys baking, camping, kayaking, and spending time with her family.

Favorite St. Louis Attraction: The Saint Louis Science Center

Favorite Quote: “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”



Renee has been a dental hygienist at Stanford Dental since February 2020, and she loves the people she works with and the patients she’s meeting! 

Renee graduated from Lewis and Clark Community College and strives to stay up to date on the latest dental technology through continuing education courses; with these courses, she is better able to treat and educate her patients about good oral health.

Renee is originally from Waterloo, IL where she met her husband, Jake. In her free time she enjoys being with her family, hiking with their dog, Lou, and spending time on her family’s farm. They are expecting their first child next February!

Favorite St. Louis Attraction: Cardinals baseball

Favorite St. Louis Restaurant: Twisted Ranch 

Favorite Quotes:

“Be the reason someone smiles”

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.”


Dental Assistant

Chrissy has been a Dental Assistant for 13 years. She joined our team in March of 2021. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family. She has a 16 year daughter, Mikaela whom she loves spending time with. Chrissy likes going shopping, fishing, and watching the Cardinals and Blues.

Favorite Quote:

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” – Bob Marley



Insurance/Patient Coordinator

Kim has worked in the dental field for several years and has over 25 years of customer service experience. Born and raised in St. Louis, Kim attended cosmetology school and earned her license as a nail technician. She loves to make the patients at Stanford Dental feel as comfortable as possible.

In her free time, Kim spends time with her husband, daughter, stepdaughter, and their 2 dogs. She enjoys crafting and decorating and in the summer loves to spend time in her pool and at the lake with her friends and family.

Favorite Quotes:

“It’s not where you go. It’s who you meet along the way.” – The Wizard of Oz.

“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss



Office Manager

Erin started as a Front Desk Associate in January 2021 and was promoted to Office Manager in April 2021. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 23 years, her son is 21 years old and her daughter is 19 years old and they have a feisty Chihuahua Shih Tzu named Roxie. Some of Erin’s hobbies are playing volleyball and singing Karaoke! She loves her family time as well and crafting at home making shirts with her Cricut Machine.

Favorite St. Louis Attraction: The Arch

Favorite Quotes:

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” – Elbert Hubbard.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou