Dr. Baker is a native of Long Island. He grew up in Huntington and graduated from St. Joseph's college in Patchogue. Dr. Baker earned his dental and orthodontic degrees at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Upon graduation, Dr. Baker was recognized as being the best clinical dentist in his class and was awarded the Operative Award for Excellence. He was given the honor of the Long Island Odontology Award for being the top graduate from Long Island. After receiving the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Award, Dr. Baker was asked to teach both general dentistry and orthodontics at Columbia University. While studying at Columbia, Dr. Baker met his wife Sylvia, a general dentist. They have 4 children. The family enjoys going on vacations, boating and fishing.