Since 2006, Dr. Matthew S. Baker has been providing patients with exceptional orthodontic care! As a second-generation orthodontist, Dr. Baker was influenced by his father, who was a practicing orthodontist for over 30 years. Dr. Baker grew up watching his dad and held his own aspirations of becoming an orthodontist starting in grade school. As he got older, Dr. Baker was able to work in his father’s office, throughout high school and college, which helped fine-tune his career goals.
Highly educated and well trained, Dr. Baker attended Indiana University for his undergraduate education, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry, and completed his Master of Science in Orthodontics at the world-renowned St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education.
It is important to Dr. Baker to stay on the cutting-edge of orthodontics. Continuing education helps him stay updated on current technology and evidence-based practices. Annually, he completes various continuing education courses regarding orthodontic mechanics and practice management. In addition, he is a member of local dental study clubs where he reviews complex multifaceted dental cases with local dentists and specialists. Dr. Baker maintains memberships in many professional organizations. He is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, and Florida Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Baker grew up in southern Indiana and has called Lakewood Ranch home since 2009. When he is not at the office, Dr. Baker enjoys swimming, golfing, sporting events and spending time at the beach with his wife, Brooke, and son, Cole. They are members of Bayside Community Church in Lakewood Ranch and enjoy participating in community outreach events with their church.