Dr. Robert F. Baima
DDS, Periodontist and Implant Surgeon
Dr. Baima is a native of Northern Wisconsin and a 1975 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI. from where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.). After two years in private general practice Dr. Baima pursued an advanced level of dental education in the Specialty of Periodontology Residency Program at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA, and graduated with an advanced degree in the specialty of Periodontics in 1979. He subsequently has also completed advanced training in Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Implants at the UCLA Medical Center and Veterans Administration Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA in 1982 and 1992.
In addition to a continuous career in private practice, Dr. Baima has spent over 30 years actively contributing and participating within the academic world of dentistry. He is a Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology and a Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics. He has presented over 250 formal academic lectures and presentations at various local, state, national and international dental conventions and continuinig dental education seminars. He has had peer reviewed academic articles published in the Journal of Prosthodontics Dentistry, Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of the Michigan Dental Association and Implant Dentistry. He has written several chapters in the textbook Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics published by C.V. Mosby Company.
Dr. Baima has held academic appointments at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth, University School of Dentistry, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA, University Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School, Loyola University School of Dentistry; Maywood, IL, Veteran Administration Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI.
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 18 years, has also pursued her own academic interest and is the Director of the Foreign language testing, and is highly involved in 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 as a family unit during their down time.