241 Monroe Tpke.
Monroe, CT 06468
About Baum, Joshua E.
Dr. Joshua Baum graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a B.S. in biology. He earned his D.M.D. from the UConn School of Dental Medicine and M.S. and Orthodontic Certificate from SUNY Buffalo. His extensive educational background, coupled with his tremendous experience, expertise and gentle manner has made him a peer esteemed member of the orthodontic community.
He recommends that children have their first orthodontic visit at age seven. This proactive approach makes it easier to treat many issues while bones are soft and growing. Early correction of jaw growth can circumvent the need to pull teeth and give patients a better self-image earlier in life. Another advantage is that children typically wear braces for a shorter period of time.
Dr. Baum recognizes that many teenagers and adults prefer a more aesthetic and less noticeable approach to treatment and thus has become one of a prestigious few “Invisalign Elite” doctors, demonstrating the highest level of achievement. He was a trial doctor for our area when Invisalign Teen was in its research and development stage, and was Connecticut’s first official Invisalign Teen provider. He has also lectured for Invisalign to provide continuing education credits for other orthodontists.
Dr. Baum’s patient-friendly environment doesn’t feel like a typical orthodontist office. Electric guitars and skateboards adorn the walls and there is a full-sized arcade. Dr. Baum states that one of his main goals is to “have fun every day and to treat our patients as if they were guests in our home.” His staff takes the same approach; “we strive to make sure that our patients not only end up with a great smile, but that they keep smiling with us throughout the process.” His staff includes registered hygienists and certified orthodontic assistants, all of whom are extremely professional and well trained, and most have been working together for over a decade. He says, “We truly believe there is no profession better or more rewarding than helping to create smiles!”
Dental Schools: UConn School of Dental Medicine; State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Association of Orthodontists; American Dental Association; Connecticut State Dental Association; Bridgeport Dental Association; Invisalign Elite Orthodontist
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