Dr. Doug Baum is an Orange County orthodontist who has been creating beautiful smiles for over 20 years. Dr. Baum received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College on a presidential scholarship. He then attended Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Baum was commissioned in the US Navy Dental Corps and was awarded an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (“AEGD”) residency at Naval Dental Center Southwest, San Diego. Upon completion of his “AEGD” residency, Dr. Baum was placed on operational duty with the United States Marines, Camp Pendleton. While at Camp Pendleton, Dr. Baum was head of operative dentistry-School of Infantry and was awarded the Navy/Marine Corps achievement medal for his exemplary service and care of his Marines and Navy sailors.
After practicing general dentistry for five years, Dr. Baum was given the opportunity to become a specialist in Orthodontics. He returned to his dental training roots and attended Indiana School of Dentistry to obtain his orthodontic specialty training and a Master of Science degree in dentistry. While attending orthodontic residency, Dr. Baum was awarded a Delta Dental grant for his research. Dr. Baum is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (Board Certified) which less than 50% of all practicing orthodontists have obtained.
Outside the Office
On a personal note, Dr. Baum is married to his beautiful wife, Melissa, a dental hygienist in the local community. They both feel blessed to have an amazing daughter, Payton. When he’s not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Baum is playing in multiple softball leagues, sailing the seas, cheering for the Ducks, and exercise/cross-fit. We know you’re going to love Dr. Baum.