Dental Staff at Stewart Dental
Dentist in Rockwall, TX
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Ronald W. Stewart, DDS
Dentist in Rockwall, TXStewart Dental
Designing his office from the ground up and equipping it with the very latest technology for his patients is the culmination of a career-long dream for Dr. Stewart. For over three decades, Dr. Ronald Stewart has delivered comprehensive family, cosmetic, and orthodontic dentistry to area residents. He graduated from Ball State University in 1974. He went on to Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, IN and graduated in the top 10% of his class in 1978.
Originally from Indiana, Dr. Stewart is a long-time resident of the Lake Ray Hubbard community and is a member of Riding High Cowboy Church where he serves as an Elder. He has also served on and led numerous international mission trips with the First United Methodist Church of Rockwall and Christ For India. Dr. Stewart maintains ongoing ministries and an educational presence in India and Mexico where he travels yearly to work with local churches, provide emergency dental services to the local underserved population, and teach area dentists.
Dr. Stewart has been practicing since 1978. He is a member of the Dallas County Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, The American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, the International Association of Orthodontics, and the American Orthodontic Society.
Dr. Stewart applies his old-world attention to detail to 21st century family and cosmetic dentistry. From cleanings, and check-ups, to cosmetic dentistry and smile make-overs, to implant and reconstructive dentistry, and ultimately to a lifetime of complete care, Dr. Ronald Stewart and our caring team of Linda, Katie, Nikki, and Veronica are here to serve you.
Dr. Stewart has two daughters, Kimberly and Christie, and is a proud father in law to Bennett. In additon to spending time with his family, Dr. Stewart’s interests include ministry and mission work, classical music, tennis, hunting, golf, and reading great books.
- International Association of Orthodontics - Instructor Certificate
- Indiana Univeristy School of Dentistry– Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, 1978
- Ball State University– Bachelor of Science Degree, 1974
- Professional Memberships
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Rockwall County Dental Society
- International Association of Orthodontics
- American Orthodontic Society
Mark Waggoner, DDS, FADSA
Dr. Mark Waggoner received his Bachelor of Science from Southwestern University in Georgetown, then went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1983. Following his graduation, Dr. Waggoner continued to hone his skills with hospital residency in the Department of General Dentistry in Jacksonville in 1984. His rotations included anesthesiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and oral surgery, and were successfully completed in 1984. That same year, he earned a certification in IV sedation becoming a Diplomat of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and returned to Texas to practice.
In addition to his education at top ranking dental schools, Dr. Waggoner spent 10 years performing original dental research, publishing his findings in the peer-reviewed journal Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. He holds three U.S. Patents for dental products, two of which have received FDA approval, and served as a member of the National Standards Institute that sets national standards for dental equipment. Dr. Waggoner is also a sought after speaker both locally and nationwide.
In his more than 27 years of practice, Dr. Waggoner has performed more than 14,000 IV sedations. His accomplishments are a complement to Vineyard Dental's continuing commitment to excellence. Dr. Waggoner stays current in his profession through memberships in the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Dallas County Dental Association, and is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Waggoner is a 2nd generation dentist, and assisted in his father's oral surgery practice beginning in 1970. We are excited to have Dr. Waggoner as part of Stewart Dental.
Katie graduated from Northeast Texas Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and she has been in our dental family since July 2010. Katie's patients receive passionate care. Her desire to return each patient to optimal health is a persistent goal. Katie's knowledge of oral health and caring personality aids her in her determination to do so. She believes in empowering patients by delivering oral health education and care that enhance self-care. Katie believes explaining and understanding treatment is one of the most important aspects of dental care and she takes the time to make sure all questions are answered.
Katie is an east Texas girl who loves being outdoors and enjoying the sunshine. She loves spending time with her husband, her daughter Kaydence, family and friends. She loves traveling with her family to new places and is always looking forward to new adventures.
Linda has been with Stewart Dental since July 2001. She works the front office. She is our scheduling and insurance coordinator. Linda advocates on the patient’s behalf to make sure their benefits are fully maximized. When not at work, Linda enjoys to be outdoors and loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren when she can.
Nikki joined the Stewart Dental team in March of 2013 as a dental assistant. She grew up in Cambridge, England and moved to Texas in 2004. She attended Paris Junior College where she received her Associate of Applied Science and then went on to Careers in Dental Assisting. Nikki enjoys working with Orthodontics and also with Oral Surgery. She also works up front helping out with insurance and treatment planning.
When not at work, Nikki works with The Zach Romo Band, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Phinesse Farms in Sulphur Springs. She enjoys staying busy, traveling and spending time with her family, friends, and dog Nora.
Veronica has been with Stewart Dental since March of 2014 as a dental assistant. She attended Careers in Dental Assisting. She obtains a certificate in Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, and is certified to do Zoom Whitening. Veronica has a passion of helping people and enjoys assisting with all procedures. She loves seeing her patients smile when treatment is complete.
When she is not working, she is spending time with her husband and two sons. They spend their weekends at T-Ball, riding four wheelers, or hanging out with friends.