As a child, Dr. Nic Baker never liked trips to the dentist. He knew the patient experience could be so much more enjoyable than it was, and he set out to fix exactly that. After completing a Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology at Illinois State University, Dr. Baker received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine and has been practicing ever since. Dr. Baker is currently an active member in good standing with the following professional organizations.
- American Dental Association
- McLean County Dental Society
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
With over a decade of experience in complex oral surgeries and advanced imaging techniques, Dr. Baker uses the CEREC™ system for fabricating same-day crowns to Bloomington Modern Dentistry. With these and many other innovative dental technologies, the uncomfortable, time-consuming dental visits he disliked as a youngster are a distant memory. When he’s not pioneering new dental techniques, Dr. Baker has his hands full at home with five little boys…and three girls. His wife Erin is eternally grateful for his ability to mesmerize the kids with magic card tricks.
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Carlotta makes every day at Bloomington Modern Dentistry a little bit brighter. Carlotta holds an Associate of Applied Science from Heartland Community College. Her trainings and certifications include:
- the CEREC™ system
- Nitrous Oxide
- Dental Assisting School Instructor
When she’s not demonstrating expert flossing technique here at the office, Carlotta enjoys cracking jokes with son Kaceson and being entertained by their pet hamster, Slasher. She also likes to spend time cooking, working out, hosting parties, wrestling, art, dancing and singing.
A graduate of the Midwest Technical Institute, Whitney is a pro with bicuspids and molars. She is always up to date on the latest dental technologies and techniques, as well as CPR and First Aid. Away from the office, Whitney enjoys working out and kayaking.
Whether she’s keeping it real with her teammates, doing a little dance or, if you are really lucky, showcasing her singing voice, with Libby around, there’s never a dull moment at Bloomington Modern Dentistry. Libby studied dental hygiene at Illinois Central College and stays current on the newest trends in dentistry through continuing education from Jameson Training. She is also certified in anesthesia.
Whether your smile needs some TLC or you just need a few tips for your next knitting project, Libby has the skills and knowledge you need. Away from the office, Libby is very busy with her husband and 2 daughters, Ava and Ellie! She enjoys spending time with her family, Pilates and cooking.
The wise movie star, Jim Carrey once said, “You know, gingivitis is the number one cause of all tooth decay.” This quote and so many more await you when you see Heidi. A Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygenie graduate from SUIC, Heidi loves a good Jim Carrey quote but is just as at home discussing The Office, Friends or other movies, music and pop culture references.
Heidi is known at the office to take on anything that comes her way. Heidi’s certifications include:
- Nitrous Oxide
- Local Anethesia
Away from work, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband Tyler and their 2 cats. In addition to movies, music and pop culture, she likes to read, spending time outdoors, hang out with friends and family, cooking and trivia.
After 33 years of doing hygiene, Karen retired in 2014 as a hygienist to help lead in the business team department. Karen brings almost 4 decades of experience to Bloomington Modern Dentistry and knows a majority of the patients by name. Karen loves making the patients feel at home. Treating each with the same level of care as her close friends and family.
She holds an associate degree in dental hygiene as well as a Bachelor of Science in public dental health from SUIC. We won’t list all of her talents, because we don’t have all day here, but suffice it to say that Karen is respected and adored by many. Perhaps the teams favorite talent, Karen makes homemade white and olive bread for team lunches!
In her moments away from her dental family, Karen and her husband, Greg, stay busy solving crosswords in record time, with occasional help from their cat, Kenzy. She also enjoys cooking/baking, reading, jigsaw puzzles and games and watching nature.
There’s a lot that goes in to keeping the Bloomington Modern Dentistry office running smoothly on a daily basis, and Sarah’s talents are no small part of that. As our operations manager, she ensures that everything is ship-shape and ready to provide the highest quality dental care. With a Bachelor of Business Administration in human resources and a Master’s degree in training and development from Illinois State University, Sarah knows business like nobody’s business. As if that weren’t enough, this married mother of two also boasts an exquisite spider dribble in basketball.