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Meet Dr. J. Steven Baker

Dr. Baker’s Dental Training & Background

Advanced Dental Training at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI)

Dr. Baker began this intensive post-doctorate training at LVI in August, 2005. At LVI he has received theoretical and hands-on training in many cosmetic dental procedures:

  • Core I – Advanced Functional Restorative Dentistry
  • Core II – Advanced Functional Aesthetics
  • Core III – Advanced Adhesive Aesthetic Dentistry: Practical Science, Predictable Techniques
  • Core IV – Advanced Occlusal and Restorative Principles
  • Core V – Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction Program
  • Core VI – Coronoplasty and Case Finishing
  • Core VII – Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Art of Direct Resin
  • Scan Interpretation
  • Endodontic Root Camp
  • Advanced Clinical
  • Advanced clinical and practice applications
  • Implant placement-100 hours through Implant Seminars
  • 3D implant treatment planning

Dr. Baker is one of only a few dentists in North Carolina with this level of advanced dental training from LVI, receiving his fellowship in March 2009. Additionally, he is one of a select few in the world that has finished all 7 level courses.

Dr. Baker Family 1

Dr. Baker Family 2

Get to Know Dr. Baker

Dr. Baker married wife Donna on July 31, 1993, and they now have two grown children, Ashley and Courtney. They also have two granchildren, Alivia and Aaden. They enjoy spending time with friends and family and time at the beach.

Dr. Baker is an Eagle Scout and past Scout Master and continues his support of the Boy Scouts of America as an advisor. An avid record collector, Dr. Baker is an eight-time President of the Association of Beach and Shag Club DJ’s and is a member of the Beach Music DJ Hall of Fame. He also enjoys fitness, gardening and motorcycling.

Royal Oak Dental Group is proud to provide a full scope of dental health services to patients from Raleigh, Cary, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Durham, North Hills, Wake Forest, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell and Morrisville, NC, as well as the greater Triangle area.
Click Here: COVID-19 & Office Updates

Dear Patient:
 
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we all collectively do our best to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout these challenging times. Because the health and safety of our patients and community is paramount, it has been necessary to limit our patient care to urgent and emergency care over these last few months.

As we have closely followed recommendations from the North Carolina Dental Board, CDC, and other reputable health organizations, we recognize the importance of regional-specific guidance based on the most comprehensive, accurate, and current scientific literature and data available. While community guidelines may continue to evolve, we must continue to make our treatment decisions based on the best knowledge available. It is our job to help improve the health of our patients by approaching comprehensive dental treatment PROACTIVELY, not just reacting after the compromise has become irreversible in nature.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to safely reopen our doors to ALL PATIENTS beginning Monday, May 11th. This means routine dental care, such as cleanings and simple restorations, will resume. When you come to our office you will notice the following elevated measures and precautions that we believe are necessary to maintain until we emerge from this COVID-19 environment (and likely thereafter):  

  • Sanitation stations in the front desk/waiting area
  • Anti-microbial Hydrogen Peroxide mouth rinses before the start of each appointment
  • Hi-Evacuation suction for hygiene appointments to minimize cavitron-related aerosols
  • Patient entrance doors will remain open to reduce contact 
  • Mandatory pre-screening questionnaire over the phone when appointments are confirmed and upon arrival to the office, in addition to temperature checks of ALL STAFF and PATIENTS
  • Patients will wait in their vehicles until their appointment begins
  • Limited access to patient waiting areas and operatories whenever possible (e.g. restricted to patients, parents of young children, translators, service animals, special needs assistance, etc.)
  • Enhanced social distancing measures throughout the office 

This is not the first crisis that we have endured as a state or as a nation, and we look forward to overcoming this event better, stronger and more resilient than ever before. We cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
 
Sincerely,
Royal Oak Dental Group