Center For Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Lee Baker and Dr. Mackenzie Craik

Center For Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Lee Baker and Dr. Mackenzie Craik - Pediatric dentist in Augusta, GA
1243 Augusta W Pkwy, Augusta, GA 30909
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Opens today at 8:00am
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Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday8:00am - 12:00pm
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As a specialist in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Baker has completed an advanced program of education. After receiving his doctorate of dental surgery in 1993 at the University of Tennessee- Memphis, Dr. Baker completed his two-year pediatric dentistry residency program at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Following his education, Dr. Baker started his career as a pediatric dentist in Anchorage, Alaska. The beauty and grandeur of this untouched wilderness left a lasting impression on Dr. Baker and his family. As a result, he brought a sample of the Alaskan wilderness back to Augusta, as seen in our office design and dcor.

Dr. Bakers family include his wife, Susie and four children, Lee, Jr, Mary Ellis, Alden and Ben. When he is not at the office, he enjoys traveling with his family. They enjoy attending Ole Miss Football games, fishing and hunting, and all things Disney.

I relocated to Evans, Georgia from Washington State and joined Center For Pediatric Dentistry in November of 2019. I enjoy the Alaskan themed dcor of the building as I spent some time as a young child living in Alaska.

I completed my pre-doctoral studies at Walla Walla University and continued on to the University of Washington for dental school. I also completed a two year Pediatric Dental Residency with Lutheran Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island. I am excited for the opportunity to provide specialized dental care for the children of this community.

When not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my wife Emily, and five sons: Hamilton, Maxwell, twins Montgomery & Winston and Quincy. We enjoy being outside, cooking and eating as a family and are avid sports fans.

Ijoined Center for Pediatric Dentistry in June 2003 as a front desk coordinator. I began a lifelong career in dentistry after graduating from Augusta Technical Institutes dental assistant program in 1988. I added my education by completing my Associates degree in Business Management with Southern Wesleyan University in 2018. I have been privileged to work as a dental assistant, in the front office and as practice administrator. My prior experience in dentistry allows me to help in all areas of the office if needed. I also enjoy helping our families with any concerns they have about any aspect of their treatment here.

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric dentistry in October 2003. I was born and raised in Augusta. I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Augusta State in 1987. Most of my adult career has been spent in retail. I have always enjoyed working with people. Dr. Baker is a wonderful dentist and we have a great team. Working in dentistry has been very rewarding and I feel lucky to work with such a wonderful group of people. Everyone at Center for Pediatric Dentistry enjoys their job and our patients can tell. Our goal is to help the kids enjoy the dentist and we succeed!

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in April 2012 as a sterilization technician. Since that time, I worked to earn my certifications as a dental assistant and am now using my clinical knowledge as a front desk coordinator. As it has always been my desire to work with children, I make it my goal to ensure each patient I have the pleasure of seeing has an enjoyable experience and leaves feeling comfortable! I am very thankful I get to work with such a great team of people every day!

I joined Center for Pediatric Dentistry in 2021. Although I am new to the dental industry, the overall health and well being of children has always been my passion. I want each family to have a great dental experience when they visit our practice. Use your smile to change this world but dont let this world change your smile. We are so lucky to have the ability to help each child smile their brightest! Prior to working in dentistry, I worked as an administrator in the childcare industry for 16 years. I also currently serve on the Childrens Hospital of Georgias Patient Advisory Board and Augusta Universitys Transplant Patient Advisory Board. When Im away from the office, I enjoy travel, reading, and spending time with my husband, Chris, and our 3 children, Olivia, Blake, & Knox.

I joined Center for Pediatric Dentistry in July of 2020. I have over four years experience in dentistry and am looking forward to learning about pediatric dentistry to be able to meet the needs of our patients and their families. I come to work every day thankful for the opportunity to work with such a great team and to be a part of an office that is passionate about providing excellent service to their patients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, running, and attending church.

I joined Center for Pediatric Dentistry in August of 2020. I graduated from Georgia Southern in 2017. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is interacting with our patients and their families. It is nice to see a child ease into their first visit when walking in the front door to begin their dental journey with us. I also enjoy the challenges that a growing office provides. I look forward to advancing in my career here at Center For Pediatric Dentistry. I enjoy spending my time with my family, husband, and Doberman Pincher, Zeus.

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in July 2020. I graduated from Augusta State University with a BA in Business and love working in the dental industry. Currently I am one of the Treatment Coordinators here at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry. I have the pleasure of meeting new patients and their families on a daily basis and explaining all aspects of treatment- from treatment recommendations to financial options. I love our friendly, fun, and professional atmosphere where both kids and adults love our practice.

My daughter is a graduate of UGA as of 2021 and in our spare time, my husband and I enjoy cheering on the dawgs. We enjoy keeping up with college football and golfing together. I also enjoy shopping, cooking, decorating and we love to travel.

I joined the staff of Center for Pediatric Dentistry in October 2020. I bring with me over twelve (12) years of experience as a Pediatric Dental Assistant. I am excited to be in the role as a Treatment Coordinator. My career experience has provided me with the skills and knowledge to effectively communicate with parents about their childrens dental needs. My personal goal is to make sure each patient and their families receive the best care, have knowledge of the patients treatment and feel comfortable trusting us with their childs dental health. I am married with three (3) children and enjoy spending time with my family and watching Georgia football during my time away from the office.

I joined the team at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in July of 2012. I previously worked in the dental field and always desired to be involved in dentistry again. I am very happy and blessed to be working with such a great group of individuals. As a Financial Coordinator I am able to help patients and their families with any questions they may have regarding their account and insurance benefits. I help them understand how they can use their benefits to the fullest so their children get the excellent dental care they deserve. I am also fluent in Spanish which allows me to assist our Spanish speaking families.

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in February of 2020 as a Financial Coordinator. I've had the opportunity to work in different areas of the insurance world for over 20 years and was fortunate to have completed my Bachelors in Business Administration, which has helped me reach my personal and career goals. I deeply appreciate the opportunity of working for such a great team of people. While I do not get to interact with patients face-to-face very often, I do enjoy being part of a team that helps children take care of their precious smiles.

I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and in 2011 with a Master of Science in Allied Health from MCG. I have had the opportunity to work with the Center for Pediatric Dentistry since 2011. My main goal is to not only provide each child with the best possible dental care but also create a positive and enjoyable experience. My passion for working with children has always been there and it has only flourished since having children of my own. I have a loving husband and 3 beautiful daughters. Outside of work, I enjoy shopping, watching and playing sports, and spending time with my family and friends.

I started my dental career after I graduated from Augusta University, formerly MCG, with a bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene in 2014. I then joined the Center for Pediatric Dentistry team in May of 2016. I enjoy working with children and educating families in oral health care and I especially love seeing the smiles on a childs face after a dental cleaning when the child was nervous to be at our office in the first place.

I have been married since 2013 and I have once dachshund and one super sweet little boy who I adore so much. My family lives in the small town of Harlem, Ga and we love the slow pace of life out there. I hope to see you soon at CPD and I cant wait to make your smile shine!

I joined the staff as a dental hygienist at Center For Pediatric Dentistry in August of 2019. I have a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the Medical College of Georgia. I feel very blessed to be a part of this wonderful team. My passion is working with children and educating them on the importance of good oral health. Their bright smiles and energy bring a joy to my heart. Outside of work, I enjoy playing basketball, shopping, and attending church.

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in October 2020. I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Augusta University (GRU) in May of 2015and have been enjoying my career as a dental hygienist ever since. I worked in general dentistry five yearsand now have the joy of working in pediatrics! It has always been my dream to be able to make an impact on the youth by providing them with exceptional dental care along with receiving a fun, educational experience. It makes my day to see kids smile and to know Im a part of the reason why!

I am happily engaged and excited about my upcoming wedding! I have two smart, beautiful children who I love dearly! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, attending churchand shopping!

I began my career in general dentistry in 1997 after successfully completing a training program for dental assistants. Over the course of my career I have completed additional courses to expand my dental assisting qualifications. The field of dentistry has been a long time interest of mine because I enjoy helping others maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. In 2004, I started as a dental assistant at Center for Pediatric Dentistry. In 2010, I became the Clinical Supervisor for the practice. In this position I support our staff members in providing the highest quality of care for all of our patients.

I am blessed with a wonderful husband, Michael and four beautiful children Justin, Samira, Tia and Joshua. I also have two grandchildren, Bailee and Jacob. Away from work I love going to church, traveling, and spending timewith my family and friends.

I joined the team at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in December 2015 after obtaining my certificate in Dental Assisting from Augusta Technical College. I have always been interested in dentistry and enjoy every aspect of my job! I love educating patients about their teeth and oral health, and assisting the doctors and hygienists.

I joined the team at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in May of 2020 after successfully completing a dental assisting course in December 2019. I have always been passionate about working with children and love finding new ways to educate them about their dental health. It is my goal every day to ensure every child has a great experience with us and leaves our office with a smile on their face!

I graduated from the Augusta Technical College Dental Assisting program in August of 2021. I completed my clinical practicum hours for the dental assisting program at Center For Pediatric Dentistry and discovered a love for pediatric dentistry. The opportunity to join the staff after graduation was a perfect fit. I am very thankful to be working with such a wonderful pediatric office. I strive to provide my patients with the same quality care I would want for my own daughter, Delilah. Its my goal to be an advocate for happy and healthy smiles. My interests beyond dentistry are baking and cake decorating, reading, and photography.

I joined the staff at Center for Pediatric Dentistry in April 2021. I successfully completed a Dental assisting program in December 2019. I started working in the dental field immediately and fell in love with making people smile confidently. I love being able to educate children about how important oral health is and make them comfortable at the dentist from the start. I am very thankful I get to work with such a great team! I am also a Clinical instructor at Careers in Dentistry. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my cats. I also enjoy kayaking and exploring new places, every day is a new adventure!

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 416 reviews

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Carrissa Brown
2 years ago
My son loves going to the dentist because of this place. Dr. Baker and his staff are amazing and nice. I am so thankful they are in Augusta. Thank you!


Cheryl Brunson
2 years ago
This place is amazing! Staff are very friendly! We have been going here for 3 years. The inside is really cozy and has games inside to entertain children. Staff allows you to go back with your child(ren). The best part is each child gets a token to redeem a toy after their visit! We absolutely love this place!


Melissa Chavis
2 years ago
My son just came from his 6 month check-up with Dr. Craik. We always appreciate the professionalism and empathy shown from every member of the staff at every visit! It makes for a quick, easy and painless visit! Thank you!


allofcece
2 years ago
Love this dentist for my toddlers. Have been attending this dentist office for one year. Everyone, is always polite and nice. I have no complaints and it's very easy to make appointments. They are the best if you ask me.


m skelley
2 years ago
Fantastic place!!! My 2 year old did great because the team here made it so comfortable and fun!!! Dr Craik was great with my son!! So happy I found this place


Heather Cash
2 years ago
Excellent service. It was my sons 1st ever dentist trip and they were so gentle and talked him thru everything step by step. And the place is beautiful


Jennifer Reed
2 years ago
Staff was very friendly and professional. Their building was so beautiful and colorful. My kids loved it! I give it a three star only because of a policy they have in place. I was not able to accompany my son to the back for a procedure. Even though he was crying and clinging to me. It was important they he have it done but to what expense? This policy was very frustrating especially with having little children. Very disappointed at their choice of policy over compassion. Parents should be trusted to know what their child is and is not capable of doing.


Amber Thigpen
2 years ago
Sarah joe was amazing with my seven year old won't use anyone besides her!!! She knows how to make it fun for the kiddos!'n


Hanna Piazzi
2 years ago
I brought my son in for his first dental appointment and he absolutely loved it. The waiting areas are full of art and games so he didn't even notice that we waited for a little while to get the paperwork filled out and his chart created. When we were called to the back for his visit they were so sweet and super efficient. The hygienist was very gentle and patient with him. When we met the dentist he answered all my questions and was very informative. This office is definitely a keeper for the rest of his pediatric dental care.


De Oppreso Liber Special forces
2 years ago
This Office Is Amazing and Employees Absolutely very Good And Nurser 200-% nice And Doctor dentist Super Duper Amazing Explain Everything .. we are sou Happy


Tiffany Taylor
2 years ago
My son had an appt today. the nurse and the dentist were amazing. Absolutely loved the visit.


Ahkaejah Gibson
2 years ago
Always so personable and cheerful. Definitely recommend for your child's dentistry.


Cherie Hogue
2 years ago
Just had our first ever dentist visit (3&4yr olds) and chose to go here. I am so glad we did! The office, staff, and atmosphere are amazing. My boys opted to be a bit difficult but the staff took it in stride. Dr Craik and Adrienne were so patient and friendly despite my kids wanting no part of it. And unlike so many places that treat you like just another number, when you're here you don't feel rushed. The office, which is beautifully done in a mountain-esque theme, is very clean and kid friendly. They have a gaming area as well which seemed to be very popular with the children. I highly recommend using Center for Pediatric Dentistry for all of your child's dental needs.


Markeitta C
2 years ago
Took my granddaughter for her first visit there after switching from her previous dentist. This place is great. The decorations and wall murals are beautiful. The are games for the kids. The best part is after the kids visit with the dentist, they are rewarded with a token to use in one of several prize machines. The staff was very friendly and professional.


Victoria Wilson
2 years ago
We have been with Dr. Baker for years. Amazing atmosphere, staff, and during COVID they have handled the situation beautifully. Always refer them to my friends. 2022 update- still absolutely amazing.


Porsha Waters
2 years ago
Horrible staff. They do not care about their patients.


Adrian Scott
2 years ago
First time and I have to say it was great!!! Very kid friendly, very nice and patience to their customers!!!


drpepper llc
2 years ago
The scheduling coordinator has zero empathy. My sons teeth are rotting out of his mouth and nobody seems to care. I had a surgery scheduled and they canceled on me last minute due to a family emergency. The surgery was rescheduled and a couple days before surgery I had catastrophe happen and was not able to drive my son to his appointment. They removed my son from the practice. To punish a child over something out of his control is just wrong. Shame on all of you.


Jennifer Evans
2 years ago
The staff at the front desk do not know what they are talking about. They are very rude I would never do business with these people ever again. So sad because my kids do like this place.


Bonita Jenkins
2 years ago
It is bittersweet to know that soon my son who is 17 will age out of this practice. We love the Center for Pediatric Dentistry because they made my children love going to the dentist. My first born was taller than the dental chair/lounger and we knew that it was time to transition. Now my second born is about to be in that same category. This morning when the dental assistant asked if he wanted a coin for the prize machine (which he has always loved as a kid), he said yes to our surprise...but then he found a younger child and gave it to him! What a joy to see the childs face light up and the Mom thank my son for being a good child. It warmed my heart and I know that the Center for Pediatric Dentistry helped shape my son with their excellent customer service presentations. Thanks and we have an appointment set right before he graduates from high school and we know that one will probably be his last....but we thank the staff and dentists for a great "pediatric dentistry" ride!! Everyone needs to take a page out of their book in treating people nice!


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