“Having my wisdom teeth removed in my 20s sparked my commitment to helping people live better lives through better dental health. I have an undergraduate degree in marketing and was working in sales when I visited a friend – a dentist – in Miami to have my wisdom teeth removed. I spent the entire day at his office and was amazed by the level of care he provided his patients in a friendly office environment.  I immediately decided I wanted to help others and become a dentist and began taking the required science courses for entry into dental school. Six years after obtaining my undergraduate degree I returned to West Virginia University, my alma mater, to attend their dental school and became a proud graduate of the WVU School of Dentistry.
 
“Today, I see myself as a ‘life coach’ for dentistry.  My previous career gave me the ability to combine the real-life skill of listening – something a strategic problem-solver learns to do best – with the science of dentistry to help my patients help themselves. In our practice, we use dental wellness to put you in the right frame of mind to live satisfying lives.”
 

Dr. Baier’s graduation from dental school was the first step in his continuing-education journey. He keeps himself at the forefront of dental knowledge through advanced training at various post graduate facilities such as The Pankey Institute, a nonprofit educational center for dentists in Key Biscayne, FL, and at Spear Education, a continuing-education institute in Scottsdale, AZ that serves the striving dentist; those who are dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence that transforms their practices and the lives of their patients. These programs have inspired Dr. Baier to continually improve his dental practice, and each is special to him.
 
 
  The Pankey Institute combines advanced dental training and practice-management techniques with peer-to-peer learning to keep Dr. Baier up-to-date with every aspect of the best practices for patient care. The Institute’s curriculum is about experiencing life-changing discussions, new challenges and innovative approaches in a supportive environment that impact all aspects of practice and life. Dr. Baier believes that talking with peers and mentors at the Institute helps him develop a personal philosophy of practice that leads to a healthy, balanced life for him and better care for his patients.

THE PANKEY INSTITUTE ALUMNI 2015 (Valid through 12/31/15)  
 
As a specially invited visiting faculty member at Spear Education, Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Baier is one of 200 dentists worldwide invited to work with thousands of students. At the campus, he learns and shares with fellow professionals who volunteer extensive time and energy to pursue excellence through continuing education. He takes courses and commits his time and resources to facilitate the learning of others through his service as a mentor and course leader.  He and his fellow faculty members share their journeys and experiences by completing and submitting a complete case report each year, adding to the educational resources available to everyone who participates in Spear Education programs. 

Technology and Training
Dr. Baier invests in current technology and training to ensure he and his staff provide you with the best possible dental and overall wellness care. The sole criterion for technology in the office is that it has a proven record of success in providing and enhancing the high levels of patient care that Dr. Baier strives to deliver. Dr. Baier and his technology suppliers provide extensive training for the office staff to ensure patients fully benefit from the office’s resources.
 
Going beyond technology, Dr. Baier regularly participates in online and on-site training programs, where he and colleagues exchange best-practices information. He holds frequent training sessions in the office to keep his staff up to date with the latest techniques, technology and health-and-safety practice standards set by the industry.

 
Memberships & Associations