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Calhoun, Georgia orthodontist, Dr. Tonya Woodall Baker began dreaming of becoming a dentist at the age of 16. After graduating as valedictorian of the class of 1984 from Calhoun High School, she continued to work hard to make those dreams become a reality. Dr. Baker attended Mercer University in Atlanta before being accepted to the dental program at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. It was in her junior year of dental school that she realized her passion was in orthodontics. She earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry in 1990, graduating at the top of her class. She continued her studies at MCG and completed her Orthodontic Specialty training in 1992. It was then time to put all that she had learned into action. She couldn’t wait to come back to Calhoun, Georgia to give back to the community that had given her so much. She has been providing excellent orthodontic care while creating smiles, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem in patients of all ages since 1992.
It is so rewarding to see the transformation that takes place in so many of my orthodontic patients! I love to hear the moms’ stories. As parents we all see the beauty in our children, but often times they can’t see it in themselves. So they hide behind their hands, never speak up in class and don’t get involved in a lot of activities that they normally would enjoy. After treatment, Moms often beam with pride as they tell me how that shy little boy or girl finally sees themselves in a new light. They now have a new confidence. They are vibrant and outgoing and the beautiful person that they always were has surfaced for all to see! I love that I have the ability to help these young people put their best foot forward and take full advantage of all of life’s opportunities that are ahead of them. This change is not seen just in my young patients. I have witnessed my adult patients blossom as well. I can’t tell you how many have gotten engaged or been given promotions while still in treatment. I have come to realize that the change in self esteem and self confidence begins before the end result is ever revealed. The motivating factor, I think is just the realization that they are in the process of this transformation that gives them the added level of confidence. Of course, I have to add that I could not do this all by myself. I have a wonderful and caring team that helps makes each transformation possible.
To stay up-to-date on her ever changing field and so that she can provide the highest possible care to her orthodontic patients, she maintains memberships with numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Georgia Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association and Northwest District Dental Society. She is also active in several study clubs and attends continuing education classes throughout the year.
Aside from being renown as both a business woman and as an orthodontist in Calhoun, GA, Dr. Baker is known for her community involvement; for over 10 years she was an active board member of the Adult Literacy Council and she served as a chairperson of the Family Literacy Committee. She is a past board member of the United Way and is a proud supporter of both academics and athletics at the local schools.
On a more personal level, she attends East Calhoun Church of God. She is a firm believer that God has always been there opening just the right doors leading her to where she is today – including the field of orthodontics. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, Jake and Garison, as well as family and friends. Dr. Baker enjoys traveling to new places she has never been and relaxing at the beach.
Dr. Baker welcomes any questions you may have about braces and orthodontics, and she invites you to come in for a free braces consultation. She is passionate about her profession and seeks to generate enthusiasm about the benefits of orthodontics and proper dental care. So for all of those in pursuit of the happiness and self esteem that accompany the perfect smile, the orthodontic practice of Dr. Tonya Baker is where your dreams can be made into reality. She invites you to come visit her and her friendly orthodontic staff at the orthodontic office of Baker Orthodontics in Calhoun, GA.
Calhoun, GA orthodontist, Dr. Tonya Baker understands the importance of a smile you can share with confidence. Additionally, she wants you to feel confident with your decision for your journey to your best smile ever. Here are a few ways to get started: