Robert F. Baima, D.D.S.
Dr. Baima is a native of Northern Wisconsin and a 1975 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.). After two years in private general practice Dr. Baima decided to pursue an advanced level of dental education. He completed the Specialty Residency of Periodontology Program at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and graduated with an advanced degree in the specialty of Periodontics. He subsequently completed advanced training in Prosthodontics and Dental Implantlogy at the UCLA Medical Center and Veterans Administration Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
In addition to a continuous career in private practice, Dr. Baima has spent over 25 years actively contributing and participating within the academic world of dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He has presented over 260 formal academic lectures and presentations at various local, state, national and international dental conventions/seminars and one life experience lecture (repeated several times) entitled “Life as a Hostage During Iraq’s Occupation of Kuwait” (Where Dr. Baima actually was held as a hostage) to the Los Angeles Rotary Club. He has had peer reviewed academic articles published in the Journal of Prosthodontics Dentistry, Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of the Michigan Dental Association and Implant Dentistry. He has written several chapters in the textbook Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics published by C.V. Mosby Company.
Dr. Baima has held academic appointments at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth, University School of Dentistry, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA, University Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School, Loyola University School of Dentistry; Maywood, IL, Veteran Administration Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA and is a tenured Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI.
Besides pursuing excellence in academic activities and private practice endeavors, Dr. Baima has also found time to marry and raise a family. Catherine, his wife of 24 years has also pursued her own academic interest (PhD in Eduction), and is the Director of the Chicago Language Center at the University of Chicago. They; have two very active college-aged children, a boy and a girl and they enjoy traveling extensively during their down time.