Amanda Darling, D.D.S. | Legacy Dental Care

MEET Dr. Amanda Darling

"Come as a patient, leave as a friend" is a commonly used phrase and personal philosophy of Dr. Amanda Darling that completely summarizes our practice, Legacy Dental Care. With over thirty years of reputable dental care experience, continued and rigorous clinical skill growth, and advancements in technological practices, the quality of care you will receive will leave you feeling like more than "just a patient:" You will feel like family.

Born and raised in Southern Mississippi, Dr. Darling was unique in that she knew from a young age that she was going to be a dentist when she grew up. Not in the way that most of us want to be an astronaut or fireman; she knew this was her calling. Diligently, she planned and prepared for college, completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Mississippi at an expeditious pace, and was awarded acceptance into the Louisiana State University Dental School in New Orleans. By the young age of 25, she had completed her goal and was ready to take on the world.

Her dental career began right here in St. Louis, MO where she practiced as an associate dentist for four years. Ready for a bigger challenge and another level of service, she accepted a position in the National Health Service Corps and relocated to Arkansas where she was the Dental Director of a community health center. During her time there, she found not only professional success but personal. Having met her husband, RJ, years before in St. Louis, they crossed paths again while both living in Little Rock. This time, fate had different plans. Within a year, they were married and prepared for a life of adventures together.

With her aspirations of becoming a dentist and finding the perfect partner in life completed, her next dream was to become a successful business owner. However, as RJ's career advanced, the timing was just not ideal for the two of them. Dr. Darling continued working as an associate dentist in Dallas, TX and Denver, CO as they chased RJ's dream job together. In 2008, fate stepped in yet again and provided RJ with the opportunity to work remotely, giving Dr. Darling the chance to settle and purchase her own practice. They researched and discussed their options thoroughly. A practice in Castle Rock, CO with majestic views or a well-established, long-time practice in Ballwin, MO. Having met in St. Louis and started their careers there, they decided to follow the call home, and Legacy Dental Care came to fruition!

Dr. Darling and RJ currently reside in Wildwood, MO and enjoy the company of their three dogs, cat, and their pet squirrels. They are well-known in their community for being generous, friendly neighbors.

When we say "come as a patient, leave as a friend," we truly mean that. Not only will you receive comprehensive evaluations and explanations of your treatment, top-notch skills, and quality of dental care, but you may even get a recipe for Dr. Darling's amazing shrimp and sausage gumbo, a good laugh, or a warm hug and an open ear when life goes astray. Her reputation speaks for itself both professionally and personally.


"This dental practice gets it. From reception to farewell they are all about patient care. If you are nervous about dental visits this is your place."



"Legacy Dental Care, their goal is that every new member  and season member of their dental care family comes as a patient and leaves as a friend. The location of the lovely dental office is located in Ballwin, Missouri that border Chesterfield, Missouri.Led by Dr. Amanda Darling, their team treats individuals and families of all ages and needs throughout Ballwin, MO. They perform comprehensive services to suit the needs of children, teens, adults, and elderly patients alike. Some of the treatments are offer include professional teeth cleanings, dental crowns, dental implants, Invisalign® treatment, and family dental care.With many years of practice, Dr. Amanda Darling has made her home in Ballwin, MO and serves as the community’s trusted dentist at Legacy Dental Care.The doctor and staff are very knowledgeable about their craft of dentistry. There air purifiers throughout the whole office in every room to make sure  that you don’t get any viruses or germs while getting your teeth cleaning and more.I am impressed with all the safety measures they have in place for an excellent patient experience. My husband and I love all the extra steps to keep everyone safe. There is plenty of parking on their shared parking lot.Thank you for your excellent service experience. I will return.Gloria~"



"2 years ago I have given this dentist office 5 stars… today I would give them 10 if I could! Amazing, helpful and friendly staff - Carrie is one of the best dental hygienists I have had (and i truly mean it when I say that, because I have lots of PTSD from previous bad dentists) and Dr. Darling is the most intelligent, approachable and caring dentist I’ve met. I drive 30 mins because SHE IS WORTH IT. Absolutely recommend! Very friendly staff, took the time to look into my insurance plan and benefits to make sure what is or isn’t included and what I might have to pay for. Referred patients get a free whitening for life!! 😁"



"Amanda is very good at her job as a dentist ! So are her employees very good! I'm very pleased with her! Thank you ! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God Bless you all!!"



"The best and most caring dentist, Dr. Darling is 💜💜💜"



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