Steven R. Baker, DDS, PA
Dr. Baker has been practicing in Prairie Village since 1983. He was born and raised in the Kansas City area. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors Degree in Biology, he attended UMKC School of Dentristy.
Dr. Baker and his team strive to provide state of the art dentistry in a warm and nurturing environment. They have always believed in looking for new ideas, methods, and techniques to better understand the complete needs of their patients. From the latest advances in clinical treatment to behavioral aspects of dental care, Dr. Baker and his team are committed to the care of each and every person who chooses their practice. Annually, Dr. Baker attends significant continuing education that contributes to his high standards of practice. He is certified to practice Level I Anesthesia (Oral Sedation) in the state of Kansas. He is active in the local 5th District Dental Association and is also an alumni member in the L.D. Pankey Institute for the Advanced Dental Education, The Fellowhip of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, The Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, Kansas Dental Association as well as the American Dental Association.
Dr. Baker is active in his community and with his family. On a bicycle, a trail, or just hanging out in a duck blind; the outdoors is where he reconnects with his family and friends. Dr. Baker and his wife Shelley have two sons, and a stinking cute granddaughter. Together, they enjoy the outdoors. Be it hunting, backpacking, cycling or watching a sunset, they enjoy each day together. Dr. Baker still truly enjoys the art and science of dentistry and the friends he has cultivated over the course of his career.
When hiring team members we look for intelligent, friendly people who work well with others and comfort patients with care and kindness. Our team is comprised of talented, hard working people who strive to understand our patients' needs while treating them with respect and kindness.
Because our team members play such an integral role in the successful treatment of our patients, we include them in every aspect of the practice. Every morning we review our day ahead to discuss treatments for all of our patients. We also have a team meeting each month to review new developments and learn new techniques, medications, and treatments, as well as discuss clinical and staff issues requiring the understanding of the entire team. All our professionals at Steven R. Baker, DDS, PA maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest advances in dentistry.
Barb Wilson, Registered Dental Hygienist
Welcome! I am a registered dental hygienist with 40+ years of experience. I have had the privilege of working in Dr. Baker’s practice since 2000. Over the years we have developed a relationship based on mutual respect and goals. With a strong background in Periodontics (the management of gum disease), I have had the pleasure working with clients to reach a level of optimal health. With the advances in technology, continuing education and years of practical and clinical experience, I still find dentistry a rewarding and fulfilling profession.
Leanna Klemin, Registered Dental Hygienist
Originally from Central California, Leanna recently joined our team and is already building lasting relationships with our patients through attentive cleanings and personalized patient education. She graduated top of her Dental Hygiene class in 2016 and has put her education and training to good work in helping our patients achieve their goals to healthy smiles. Outside of work, Leanna is married to Johnny and they enjoy spending as much time as possible outside, at the gym and with their cat, Herman, who they spoil endlessly.
Jessie Calovich, Dental Assistant
Jessie has been in the dental field since 2008, and has worked with children and adults with high fear and anxiety of the dentist. She has only worked with Dr. Baker and his staff for a few months but she expressed that she already feels that she is part of a great team! One of the things she enjoys most about dentistry is seeing how changing a patient’s smile can transform their life. Jessie is married and has a young daughter named Jamesen. In her free time she enjoys working out, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Sharon Burson- Administrative Assistant
Sharon joined Dr. Baker's team in 2011, and brings over 15 years of experience to our office. She's at the front desk helping patients with scheduling, coordinating treatment, and making financial arrangements, as well as getting to know every one of our patients on a personal level, and making them feel like they are a part of our extended family. Sharon and her son have lived in the Prairie Village area for years. She enjoys spending her time watching her son's various sporting activities as a well as time with her family. If there is some free time, it is usually spent either working out or reading.