Dr. Baima is a native of Northern Wisconsin and a 1975 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.). After two years in private general dental practice Dr. Baima was accepted into the Specialty Residency of Periodontology Program at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and graduated with a Certificate of Clinical Proficiency in Periodontics. He subsequently has also completed advanced training with Certificates in Fixed Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and has advanced training in Dental Implants at the UCLA Medical Center and Veterans Administration Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
In addition to a continuous career in private practice, Dr. Baima has spent over 35 years actively contributing and participating within the academic world of dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He has presented over 250 formal academic lectures and presentations at various local, state, national and international dental conventions and seminars. He has had peer reviewed academic articles published in the Journal of Prosthodontic Dentistry, Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of the Michigan Dental Association and Implant Dentistry. He has also written several chapters in Fixed Prosthodontic textbooks currently being used in academics dentistry.
Dr. Baima has held academic appointments at The Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Marquette University School of Dentistry, UCLA School of Dentistry, The University of Southern California School of Dentistry, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Dental School, Loyola University School of Dentistry, The West Los Angeles Veteran Administration Medical Center and The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, where he continues to hold a Clinical Professorship. He is also currently the Director of Dental Implant Services for the General Dentistry Residency Program at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago.
Besides pursuing excellence in academic activities and private practice endeavors, Dr. Baima has also found time to marry and raise a family. Catherine, his wife of 20 years, has also pursued her own academic interest, obtaining a PhD in Education, and is the Director of the German language Graduate Program at the University of Chicago. They have two very active children, a boy and a girl, and they enjoy traveling, fine wine and gastronomy during their down time.