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Dr. D. Gregg Baker, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Thomas C. Baker, D.M.D.

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Dr. Thomas Baker, D.M.D.

My name is Dr. Thomas Baker and I am passionate about kids. With a very active 5-year-old son named Isaac and new baby on the way in September. I feel I can relate to your family. Kids are my life! I interact with them every day in the office and my wife might even say I am still a kid at heart! As a recent graduate, I bring a fresh perspective on pediatric dentistry. I recently completed my pediatric dental residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital (Kansas City, Missouri) in June 2016. Prior to my residency, I graduated cum laude from BYU-Idaho with a BS in Biology in 2010 followed by a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2014 after finishing in the top 10% of my class. I was awarded the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Student Award of Merit and elected into the Beta Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. I love to learn and have a particular interest in orthodontics, seeking annual training with the world-renowned Dr. Gerry Samson, a dual trained orthodontist and pediatric dentist, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Returning to Idaho Falls had some mixed emotions for me. It has been a period of challenges, growth, and opportunity. While finishing my last year of residency I was contemplating pursuing an opportunity with a pediatric dentist in a different state for a year and applying for an orthodontic residency. I love what I do as a pediatric dentist but orthodontics was a real interest of mine and I felt like I could bring a unique perspective to the profession with training in both specialties; however, life had other plans for me. In December 2015, my father, Dr. Gregg Baker, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma, a stage IV brain tumor. I believe we are always divinely guided and this to me was an opportunity I could not pass up. My father had a short window and was given 14 months to live. I knew that with only seven months of residency left I needed to return to Idaho Falls to help my father with the practice. The doctors told my dad to retire but he is a fighter and he continued to work. Less than two weeks after completing residency I joined my father in the practice in July of 2016. I worked side by side with my dad for two months. It was a dream come true! Those two months were invaluable and I feel like I benefited the most. I was able to see the passion my dad has for dentistry and more importantly his patients. He loves dentistry! He loves working with children! It is hard to put into words how much his 30 years of practice meant to him. On September 1st 2016 at the encouragement of his oncologist, neurosurgeon, and my mother, my dad, Dr. Gregg Baker, retired.

As of Sept 1st 2016, I have taken over full time for my father. I am the only pediatric dentist in the office, but I feel so fortunate to have my dad close by as a resource and friend. I believe that our passions in life are areas where we can excel and as a result I continue to pursue advanced education opportunities in orthodontics. Although not the orthodontic residency I had initially planned, the training with Dr. Gerry Samson has provided me with valuable skills and a unique approach I may not have gained elsewhere. I believe this can provide my patients with comprehensive approach to growth, development, and timely orthodontic treatment.

Returning to Idaho Falls has brought my family and I back to our roots. I was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho while my wife, Janelle was born in Newdale, Idaho. Janelle and I have been married eight years and are excited to bring a baby girl into the family in September. We love being close to our family, something we treasure and have missed the last six years. I love spending time with my family and telling bedtime fairy tell stories to Isaac! As a family we enjoy riding bikes, going on picnics, attending sporting events, and having dance parties in the living room.

I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, the Idaho State Dental Association, the Wyoming Dental Association, Academy of LDS Dentists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Pierre Fauchard Academy, and Upper Snake River Dental Society. I am certified by Idaho State Dental Association in Pediatric Oral Sedation and by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. I also hold privileges at Mountain View Hospital and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center to provide general anesthesia through certified nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists to kids with extensive dental needs.

Dr. Thomas Baker

Dr. Thomas Baker, D.M.D.

Rachel - Receptionist

Rachel is the first and last person you see in our office and she always has a smile on her face. She is so willing to help anyone with anything at any time, she does so great working in the font and making sure that everything goes smoothly. She is always making sure that the patient and parent are leaving our office with a smile on their face.

Rachel joined the Baker staff in April of 2003 as a Dental Assistant, and recently moved to Receptionist. She has enjoyed every part of working alongside Dr. Baker and meeting such wonderful kids and their parents the past 13 years.

Rachel and her husband Mike have been married for 12 years and have 2 great boys. In Rachel's spare time she enjoys hanging out with her husband and boys, golfing, camping, and going to country concerts.

We are so happy that Rachel is part of our staff she is such a great help and has a fun, bubbly personality.
Rachel - Receptionist at Baker's Pediatric Dentistry in Idaho Falls

Kealie - Hygienist

Kealie is another smiling face you will see in our office. Kealie works really well with children. She works hard to make sure that her patients and the parents of the patients are aware of their oral health and what they can do to improve their oral hygiene.

Kealie graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2013. Kealie has been part of the Baker team since February of 2014.

Kealie has 4 wonderful kids. When she's not working or tending to her family and has some free time she enjoys sewing, snowboarding, gardening, and coaching her children’s sports teams.

We are so grateful to have Kealie as part of our staff and we appreciate her hard work and support in our office.
Kealie - Hygenist at Baker Pediatric Dentistry in Idaho Falls

Taylor - Dental Assistant

Taylor is one of the two dental assistants that works for Dr. Baker. She absolutely loves working in the office and enjoys meeting new patients every day. She has been working for Dr. Baker for 2 years and has worked very hard to help the production of the office move along.

Taylor Graduated from Eastern Idaho Technical College in the Dental Assisting program in May of 2014. Taylor did her internship in Dr. Baker’s office and then started working alongside Dr. Baker. She has enjoyed every minute.

Taylor and her husband Spencer have been married for 2 years and are having so much fun as a newly married couple and they are excited about their future together.

We loving having Taylor in our office and are thankful for all her help in the office.
Taylor - Dental Assistant at Baker Pediatric Dentistry in Idaho Falls

Angelica - Dental Assistant

Angelica is the newest member of our team. She is a very hard worker. She is always working to learn the ways of the office.

Angelica recently graduated from the night classes at Eastern Idaho Technical College to learn more about dental assisting. She has worked with our team for 1 year.

Angelica loves watching new movies, and being with her family.

Angelica loves working alongside Dr. Baker and is a great part of our team.
Angelica - Dental Assistant at Baker Pediatric Dentistry in Idaho Falls