“I love being an orthodontist! I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do. The field of orthodontics is changing, and we offer such exciting new treatments that make it easier than ever for people of all ages to get a winning smile. I love helping the people of my home town find a brighter, healthier future!” – Dr. Baker
Education and Experience
Beautiful smiles are in Dr. Baker's blood! “One of my earliest memories is of hanging out in Dad's dental office, and riding up and down in the chairs,” he said. The senior doctor, Guy Baker, completed his specialty training in orthodontics in 1968. His children, including Brad, grew up around the profession, so it was a natural fit for him to pursue the field of orthodontics himself, a few years later.
After graduating from San Pasqual High School in Escondido, Dr. Brad attended Brigham Young University on two academic scholarships and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at UCLA School of Dentistry and was involved in research in the department of orthodontics, doing early pioneering work in the use of dental implants as anchorage for orthodontic treatment. Dr. Baker completed a Hospital Dentistry Residency at the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry and acquired an excellent background in emergency dentistry and in the area of combined orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.
Dr. Baker attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he received his advanced training and clilnical certification in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, earning a Master of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology. In 1988, Dr. Baker joined his father and founder of Baker Orthodontics, Dr. Guy Baker, in his orthodontic practice in Escondido, where they had the great pleasure of practicing together for five years until his father’s retirement.
Dr. Baker places a high priority on keeping up with the latest research and technology in the field of orthodontics and bringing these innovations into his practice for the benefit of his patients.
- Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics
- San Diego Academy of Orthodontists, Past President
- California Association of Orthodontists, Past Program Chair
Outside the Office
Dr. Baker and his wife, Angie, have three beautiful children, Julia, Alex, and Shannon. As a family, they are firm believers in the value of education. Angie is very involved at the children’s school and serves on the school board. Dr. Baker frequently lectures at elementary schools on biology and the importance of dental health. He is, himself, a perpetual student, currently studying, among other things, Spanish and history.
The Bakers are active in church service and youth programs. As an Eagle Scout, Dr. Baker has worked with the Boy Scouts of America for many years and appreciates the impact it has on the lives of the youth it serves. Dr. Baker also enjoys camping, hiking, water sports, sailing, fishing, travel, and just hanging out with his wife and kids!