Candace T. Wakefield, DMD
Meet Dr. Wakefield
The W Dental Group is owned and operated by Dr. Candace T. Wakefield. Dr. Wakefield’s primary office is Children’s Dental Zone. She established The W Dental Group to provide a continuance of care to adult patients.
Dr. Candace Wakefield is a board certified children’s dental specialist. She has the unique ability to relate to kids. Dr. Wakefield is passionate about helping children of all ages maintain a healthy and beautiful smile by establishing a positive attitude towards dentistry.
Dr. Wakefield was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 1995. Dr. Wakefield attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2000. After dental school, she continued her dental education and attended Howard University in Washington D.C. She was elected chief resident in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and received her Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2002. In 2011, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Howard University for her commitment to community service and the profession.
Dr. Wakefield enjoys teaching as well as her full time clinical practice. She was also a faculty member of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Wakefield is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association as well as the Greater St. Louis Dental Society.
She has volunteered her dental services to meet the needs of children in other countries such as Nicaragua and Jamaica. In 2010 and 2013, Dr. Wakefield traveled to China and India respectfully, as a Delegate Ambassador with the People to People program.
Dr. Wakefield is also active in her church and once served as a youth Sunday school teacher. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, travel, and watch movies.