Bruce R. Baumann, DDS, FAGD
Providing preventive, esthetic and advanced restorative dentistry to the Palm Desert area,
Dr. Baumann believes that his dental patients deserve the finest and most advanced dentistry available today. He has received advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies and Loma Linda University completing a one year residency in Implant Dentistry. He is the only dentist in Palm Desert to do so.
Dr. Baumann has attained fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a long-standing member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Striving to provide exceptional dentistry for even the most phobic dental patients from the Palm Desert area, Dr. Baumann provides sedation dentistry and is a member of Doctors Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). With his many hours of advanced training, Dr. Baumann is able to provide his dental patients the latest in dental services such as preventive/oral health, whitening, porcelain crowns and bridges, dental implants, orthodontics and treatment of TMJ. He is committed to implementing the latest technologies to improve comfort, accuracy and esthetics, and decrease treatment time. Please review Dr. Baumann’s expertise in smile design and restorative science and his dental and personal background.
Dr. Baumann’s Advanced Restorative Training
Dr. Baumann completed his post-graduate training at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies by completing the Master Aesthetic Dentist program. Dr. Baumann is among only a handful of California dentists to have completed the training. Dr. Baumann has also studied Posterior Aesthetic Dentistry, Practical Occlusion, Anterior Composite Restorations, Advanced Orthodontics and TMJ at the LVI. Dr. Baumann recently completed a one year mini residency in implant placement and implant restoration at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge, experience and commitment to excellence with you.
Dr. Baumann is also currently studying under Dr. Clayton Chan refining his techniques in Neuromuscular Dentistry.
Dr. Baumann’s Memberships
• American Association of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
• Fellow – Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
• General Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
• Doctors of Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
• American Dental Association (ADA)
• California Dental Association (CDA)
• Tri-County Dental Association (TCDA)
• International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO)
• Coachella Valley Dental Society (CVDS) - Co-Founder
• Regional Training Center for Agility Mouthguard
In 1982, Dr. Baumann began his practice in Palm Desert, California and shortly afterwards joined the staff at Eisenhower Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine and earned his DDS at Georgetown University School of Dentistry. After receiving his degree, Dr. Baumann completed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Advanced Dentistry and the Veterans Administration Hospital, specializing in hospital dentistry. In 1992, he became one of only four dentists in the Coachella Valley to attain fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Baumann remains very active in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, as well as the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Baumann currently practices preventive, cosmetic and implant dentistry in Palm Desert.
When Dr. Baumann isn’t busy at the practice you can usually find him busy with his wife of 30 years and their four children Chelsea, Nicholas, Palmer and Makena. Nick is currently attending the NYU Dental School and will soon join the practice in 2011.
After family and dentistry, Dr. Baumann's interests include golf, scuba-diving & skiing. He travels nationwide to play in amateur golf events. He is the dentist for many PGA, LPGA and nationwide golfers.
Nicholas S. Baumann, DDS
We are so happy to announce the addition of Nicholas S. Baumann, DDS to our staff. Nick recently graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in Manhattan, and will continue his studies at the Las Vegas Institute and Cerec Technologies while seeing patients in our office. He will offer expanded office hours, advice on New York's many fine delicatessens, and highlights of his recent trip to China to those who wish to visit.
Our Front Office Staff
Lupe is the Office Manager for our practice. She has been with Dr. Baumann for over 25 years. Lupe is an expert manager. She does our appointment scheduling and is an excellent resource for insurance questions and financial arrangements. When not working, Lupe enjoys reading and working in her garden.
Mary Ellen is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She will put you at ease and answer all of your questions about the connections between oral health and overall well being. Mary Ellen has been serving our patients for over 25 years. She is especially up-to-date on the newest treatments and products available to you and is happy to share her expertise.
Mary Ellen’s competent and caring manner is greatly appreciated by her patients who return year after year for her special touch. When relaxing at home she likes to spend time with her teenage son, Gus, and her husband, Kevin. Mary Ellen is also an avid reader.
Please feel free to ask for either Mary Ellen reserving your periodontal appointment.
Our Highly Trained Assistants
We are very proud of our staff of well-trained clinical assistants. They too are committed to learning the latest techniques of patient care. The assistants often travel with Dr. Baumann to continuing education classes throughout the country. These ladies attend on average more continuing education courses than most dentists in the country do.
Lorena is our head clinical assistant and is a Registered Dental Assistant with an Extended Function license. She attended an eight week course at UCLA to obtain her EF license. She is an expert in the fabrication of beautiful temporary restorations. While the laboratory is crafting your permanent restorations your temporaries will look great courtesy of Lorena’s artistic ability. Lorena also enjoys dental photography, traveling, shopping, and an occasional party! Lorena’s two sons, JO’seff and Xavier, keep her busy.
Sabrina has been in our dental practice since April of 2007. She is a Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions. Sabrina has also been trained in Oral Surgery and has assisted the doctor with patients that have been under sedation. Her dedication and kindness makes our patients feel very comfortable and at ease with her.
Sabrina acquired her dental education at the University of California Los Angeles and has 10 years of dental experience. Her hobbies are swimming, baking, gardening and being outside enjoying mother nature.
Jamie has been a dental assistant in our office for almost two years. She completed her internship with Dr. Baumann after graduating from Kaplan College. Jamie especially likes to help our patients with whitening procedures. If you have any questions regarding our Kor or Zoom products, she will be happy to enlighten you. Jamie's outside interests revolve around her beautiful little daughter, Victoria, and traveling.
Jill has been in the dental field for 17 years. This has taught her compassion towards her patients and helps to put them at ease. She enjoys hiking and walking her 2 dogs. Jill has a passion for dental hygiene and welcomes any questions you may have.
Maggie Ann Fernandez – Hygiene Coordinator - In Charge of the Hygiene department & Finance. Has 5 years of banking background. She moved to the desert from Washington State. She is currently working on here B.A. in Science. Hobbies are horseback ridding, snowboarding, softball, hiking, traveling, shopping and spending time with friends and family. She is here to help with any of your dental needs.