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Dr. James Baik, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Baik earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 1991. He served his General Practice Residency at the Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1992. Dr. Baik started his own practice in New York City in 1994 and opened an additional practice in Ridgewood, NJ in 1997. He has continued to pursue excellence in advanced dental technology by participating in numerous continuing education courses for the last 20 years. These include certified training on Dental Implantology from the Bicon Implant Institute in 2002, GP Orthodontics from the Tip-Edge Orthodontic System from 2002 to 2004, and Invisalign certification since 2008. After 23 years of pouring all of his passion and energy into his practice in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Baik decided to relocate to San Diego to be near his extended family members. It was a difficult decision to leave his NY and NJ practices, as most of his longtime loyal patients have become like family to him. However, he was able to find other dentists who have a similar philosophy and the same passion for care, so he was able to entrust his patients to them. On August 31st 2015 Dr. Baik took over Dr. Twichel’s 41 years of dental practice in Santee, California. Please see the attached letter from Dr. Twichel. Dr. Twichel has been a well-respected and compassionate dentist, and Dr. Baik is excited to carry on his good work. He is looking forward to getting to know you, his new patients, and building a lasting relationship with the community of Santee and San Diego.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Jacobi Medical Center, Residency in General Practice
  • Dental School - Columbia University, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1598817546

Office locations

James Baik, DDS at Santee Dental Group

235 Town Center Parkway, Suite D

Santee, CA 92071

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Great group of girls and great customer service as always. James Baik took over this practice that I have been coming to for over 16 years a few years back now and I am happy to say they made an awesomechoice with him!! He is caring and is an awesome dentist who listens to his patients and let's them know what to expect with not only the current care but also the care that may be to follow in the future.
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Dr Baik and staff are top notch. Very little discomfort, excellent quality work, great personal skills. Never waited more than 2-3 minutes in waiting area. Very high recommendation.
Less than 1 year ago
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He has done a great job explaining his work, and has been very gentle
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Dr. James Baik is very professional and his team is very awesome and caring, made me feel incredibly comfortable. Just had dental bridge works but feel much much better. I definitely recommend.
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Excellent! Claudia and Dr. Baik were professional, concerned with my comfort and very detail oriented with my new crowns!
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Very conscientious; great interaction with patient and staff; explaining everything b4 starting; immaculate office
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Dr. Baik is an excellent dentist, and I highly recommend him! He is very gentle, especially when you're having a "not so fun" procedure!
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Considering the extraction difficulty of my molars that he pulled today, I am very satisfied with his expertise, patience and caring manner. Apparently my teeth are embedded pretty well into very hard jawbone, so the procedure is not easy.The doc numbed me up very well so I really didn't have much procedural pain. I'm hurting at the moment, but it is under control and is expected. I Still need a lot more work and I will definitely be back. Thank you. PS Plenty of credit goes to his asst as well... Can't do it without great teamwork!
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A great place with amazing staff. I love this place.
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I met Dr. Biak after Dr. Twichell retired and he took over his practice. I am so happy with him, He is kind, professional and takes the time to do everything right! Thank you so much.
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Great! He and his assistant, are professional but friendly, concerned for my comfort and meticulous in their work!
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After the problem I had. The doctor was extremely attentive. As well as understanding. When the cap was set with the concrete it felt tight. It was perfect without it. I'm confident it will be fine.
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Nothing to improve. He even notice issue from an old crown and fixed it. Thanks.
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He is very good at what he does. My other dentist was not able to pinpoint why I was getting sharp pain since cavity under crown was not shown x-ray but the pain issue was completely treated after seeing James Baik, DDS. I really also like my new crown. It fits better and much comfortable than previous one. Thank you dr. James!!
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The absolute best dentist I have ever had. No waiting, he went right to work on my tooth. Out in just under an hour. The assistant was on top of her game, very knowledge and kept me informed as to what was going on.
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Dr. Baik & his team are professional, courteous, experts at what they do and the patients are treated with great care & kindess. Each time I need to make a visit, I feel like I am the only one there! Thanks Dr. Baik & the Santee Dental Group!
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I like that he shook my hand after crown procedure done! My eyes were closed but this gesture & his words of 'have a great day' was awesome!!
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Very professional and up to date in technology.
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I went to the previous dentist at this practice for many years so I was nervous about changing doctors. I was so pleased with Dr. Baik. He made sure I was comfortable and pain free. I am so happy that Ihave found a new dentist that I like so much. The staff was so wonderful and reassuring. They knew I was very anxious and work with me to lessen it.
More than 1 year ago
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This dentist know his business. On second visit he was going to install the crown, He return the crown for perfection and he will not install it till he make sure it fit precisely. On 3rd visit he install the crown, so far looks great.
More than 1 year ago
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Two fillings and two teeth pulled within an hour and I didn't feel a thing! Everyone is exceptionally professional and explained all procedures thoroughly constantly asking me if I was doing okay. Would highly recommend. Never trusted a dentist more in my life.
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In the past I dreaded going to a dentist and at my age (76) I have been to several. I have had extensive dental work done by Dr. Baik since he opened his new practice and keeping an appointment with himis something that I look forward to. The Dr. and his staff are wonderful friendly professional people.
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Great service , professional and friendly . Engaged and focused
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Professional, as well as comfortable atmosphere. I was attended to with the utmost priority and efficiency.
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I love this dentist and his staff. It's not very often that you look forward to going to the dentist but I have a good time every time.
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Worst ever. Very irresponsible. Flew away to CA after screw all my teeth. Now my teeth are all not fit due to crown he put. He should've let me know he will move before he treat and mess my teeth. Sorryhe's gonna screw all friends in CA now. Keep in mind he may leave there while he's messing you up.
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Dr Baik is very friendly and wanting to make sure I was satisfied with my new crown.
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I liked him. He wanted to make sure he pronounced our name correctly. Said he would put it into the records. He was friendly and he recommended something that would not cost a lot of money. I really appreciated that. I certainly would recommend him. Vi
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Learned more about my "problem" tooth & treatment in the last 2 visits with Dr. Baik, than in the previous year with another dentist. Thank you ??!
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This was quick and easy. His staff was friendly and helpful and he was very professional. Will definitely continue going here.
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I was so apprehensive about having a new Dentist because I have high anxiety but Dr Baik is so kind, gentle and skilled. I'm so happy and highly recommend him and his entire staff and of course my beloved Debbie.
More than 1 year ago
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I am not the best patient, especially dentist visits, but this was as painless as it can be. Thanks DR Baik,
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I was getting a crown done. was gentle and made sure I was comfortable.
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I was apprehensive as he is replacing my long term dentist who retired. So far so good. Zero pain, competent, took time and explained what I needed to know.
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Very gentle, very thorough and made me feel comfortable about the procedure.
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When visiting Dr. Baik's office I have experienced professionalism and kindness from the staff to Dr. Baik. All have greeted me with smiles, courtesy and understanding. They go out of their way to explain the procedure and what it entails tohelp end my anxiety. Whether it's getting a cleaning or a new crown, they put the patients needs first.
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Upon entering the office, I was greeted promptly and with smiles. The xray tech, hygienist and Dr. Baik were all so very kind and welcoming.
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Very gentle, honest, trustworthy.
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Dr. Baik is accustomed to patients that are uninformed and not knowledgeable of dental care. He charges more then the industry standard covered by First Dental Health. Beware and choose your dental professional wisely! You deserve better than this!
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Dr Baik is both professional and caring in his practive. He is very knowledgeable and informative and takes great pride in his work. He is friendly and takes his time with each visit. Scheduling an appointment is very easy and the office is very accommodating.
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Dr. Baik is very professional and friendly. I've been seeing him for close to a decade. Its hard to find a good dentist. Highly recommended.
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A very professional Doctor!
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Dr. Baik has been my dentist for almost three years. Having spent the previous 7 years bouncing from dentist to dentist in the city, I have finally found one that I trust and respect. A previous dentist told me that mybridge was failing and would need to be replaced immediately. I was skeptical and decided to visit Dr. Baik for a second opinion. He explained that while it may one day fail, there was nothing to indicate that it was failing at that moment. That was three years ago and guess what? The bridge is still there! He saved me from what would have been an unnecessary procedure. Dr. Baik is thorough, performs cleanings himself, examines the X-rays in front of you, and does an excellent job of explaining any concerns he may have. On top of this he has a wonderful bedside manner and is kind and engaging. I truly believe that if you visit Dr. Baik, you will never go to another dentist in NYC again. He's great and will make you like going to the dentist!
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The doctor is always very attentive, thorough and friendly. I never waited for my appointment, he was always on time!
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one of the finest dentists i've ever had
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Long time family dentist, always pleasant experience
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I have quite a fear of dental work so I was quite anxious before the appointment, especially as it had been quite some time since my previous visit to a dentist. I found Dr. Baik to be an excellent dentist ashe not only was quite patient in answering all of my questions but also went about his examination with great care and thoroughness. Much of my anxiety dissapeared due to his bedside manner. I would definitely recommend him to others, especially those who are adverse to going to the dentist!
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best dentist ever !!!
More than 1 year ago
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I've recommended Dr. baik to my colleagues and friends.
More than 1 year ago
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really cool guy and very professional (as were his whole staff). Have just booked my second visit now!
More than 1 year ago
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