David M. Baker, DMD
Dr. Baker graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his DMD degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 2008. Immediately following graduation from dental school, Dr. Baker began his specialty training in the Department of Endodontics at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He received his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Endodontics in June 2010.
While a student at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Baker was honored with the Student Leader Award by the American College of Dentists "for outstanding leadership, scholastic performance, and potential for impact on the profession of dentistry." He was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor fraternity. During commencement ceremonies at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Baker was presented with the Norman B. Nesbett Award "for excellence in the field of clinical dentistry," and the Dr. Joel L. Dunsky Award, "for exceptional interest, aptitude and achievement in predoctoral endodontics."
In July 2010, Dr. Baker, his wife Patricia and their two sons moved to Santa Fe to join the New Mexico Endodontic Center. As Patricia spent her teenage years in Los Alamos, where her parents still reside, they were delighted to be close to family and back in New Mexico.
Dr. Baker has been active in local and national dental organizations including the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, and Santa Fe District Dental Society for which he currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer. He was proud to participate as a volunteer endodontist in the 2010 New Mexico Mission of Mercy in Albuquerque. He is actively pursuing board certification, having successfully completed part I in spring 2010 thereby attaining the status of Board Eligible Endodontist, American Board of Endodontics. In November 2011, Dr. Baker completed the second of three steps toward Board Certification.
|Born:||1978||Los Gatos, California|
|Married||2004||Patricia Dziewinska Baker|
|Education:||2001||B.S. University of California, Berkeley, with honors|
|2008||D.M.D. Harvard School of Dental Medicine, magna cum laude|
|2010||C.A.G.S. Endodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine|
|Board Certification:||Board Eligible Endodontist, American Board of Endodontics|
|Awards & Honors||2008||Norman B Nesbett Award, HSDM Alumni Association|
|2008||Dr. Joel L. Dunsky Award, Harvard School of Dental Medicine|
|2008||Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Fraternity|
|2008||Student Leader Award, American College of Dentists|
|2001||Commencement Speaker, College of Natural Resources, UCB|
|2001||Honors in Genetics and Plant Biology, UCB|
|2001||Honors in the College of Natural Resources, UCB|
|Private Practice||2009-2010||General Dentistry, limited to endodontics, Boston, MA|
|2010-present||New Mexico Endodonitc Center, Santa Fe, NM; Los Alamos, NM|
|Professional Memberships||American Association of Endodontists|
|American Dental Association|
|New Mexico Dental Association|
|Santa Fe District Dental Society|