ABOUT DR. brigham baker

Dr. Brigham Baker's goal at Impressions Dental is to provide the highest quality dental care available, while also providing the most comfortable experience possible for every patient. His mission is to keep you smiling with joy and confidence for a lifetime!

Dr. Baker graduated from University of Colorado Boulder and studied dentistry at University of the Pacific. He understands the value of continuing education and is a certified Invisalign provider, Short Term Orthodontic provider, BOTOX provider as well as a provider of E4D same-day crowns, which offers the ultimate convenience and optimal quality of crown restorations.

Dr. Baker is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, National Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Family: Dr. Baker is a proud husband of 15 years and father of 5 beautiful children, Bradley, Haley, Emma, Eli and Luke. He and his family reside in Queen Creek. 
Hobbies: Dr. Baker is a local Boy Scout troop leader and an Eagle Scout himself. His hobbies include fly fishing and following USC College Football. He is their #1 fan!! 

About Dr. Michael Dickerson

Dr. Michael Dickerson’s goal is to provide the type of care and quality that he would want for himself. He always enjoyed going to the dentist as a kid and wants to provide the same relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for his patients.

Dr. Dickerson Attended Arizona State University, and studied dentistry at The Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He is always striving to further his dental education through numerous hours of continuing education courses each year. Dr. Dickerson is certified in short term orthodontics, same day crowns, and has taken hundreds of hours of implant courses to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry.

Dr. Dickerson is a member of the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Family: Dr. Dickerson and his wife Deanna have three kids, Raegan, Weston and Ethan. He and his family reside in Mesa.
Hobbies: Dr. Dickerson is a local Boy Scout leader and an Eagle Scout himself. He loves spending time outdoors, especially working on his yard. He is very big into DIY jobs, and loves video editing and filming. His hobbies include Basketball, Triathlons, and loves Sports.

About Dr. Heath Snell

Dr. Heath Snell believes in providing professional sedation surgical services in the comfortable and convenient environment of a general dentist office. He joins the Impressions Dental team to perform in-house wisdom teeth removal and sedation for our patients receiving dental treatments.

Dr. Snell graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University for his undergraduate studies. He then attended the University Of Colorado School Of Dentistry where he pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He was nominated into the prestigious omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honors society along with receiving several awards and honors while in dental school. A one-year course of study in Advanced Education in General Dentistry following his graduation from dental school provided Dr. Snell with the required training to be certified to perform extraction of wisdom teeth and iv sedation.

Dr Snell is a member and associated with the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Hometown : Mesa, Arizona
Family : Dr Snell and his wife Chelsea have 5 children and he resides in Gilbert, AZ
Hobbies : Dr. Snell is very active in his church and community. He enjoys athletic sports and has participated on City football and basketball teams. His hobbies include watching or playing sports and photography.

About Dr. Ryan Baker

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As a clinician, Dr. Ryan Baker's goal is to provide patients with the kind of experience he would like to have if he were the patient. This includes respectfully listening to patients' thoughts and concerns, answering questions, explaining clearly the procedure at hand and providing treatment gently as well as with precision and efficiency. Dr. Ryan Baker strives to assure the patient’s comfort throughout the entire process.

Education and Teaching:

  • Advanced Graduate Study – Endodontics: Indiana University
  • MSD: Indiana University with a Minor in Oral Pathology
  • Pre-clinical and Clinical Instructor, Department of Endodontics, Indiana University
  • General Practice Residency Certificate: University of Louisville Hospital
  • DMD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • BS in Biology: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 

Awards and Honors:

  • The Delta Dental Foundation Research Grant Recipient for Master Degree Research
  • Indiana Dental Association Best Clinical Case Report Award, 2013
  • American Association of Endodontists Award, University of Louisville Class of 2010
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member, Brigham Young University 

Hometown: Murray, UT
Family: Wife and 3 sons
Hobbies: Spending time with his family, reading, exercising and serving in his church

our team

Tiffanie - Office Manager
Tiffanie began Dental Assisting in 2003 and has been a part of Dr. Baker’s team since 2005. She has experience in all positions in the Dental Office which makes her a great asset to our team, we call her the “jack of all Dental trades”. She brings professionalism and happiness to Impressions Dental and can answer any questions you may have.

Hometown: Sierra Vista, Arizona
Family: Son, Brodie.
Hobbies: Likes to spend quality time with family and friends.

Madison - Patient Care Billing Representative
Madison has been in the dental field since 2006. She has been a part of making the front office as patient oriented as possible. She believes that customer service is the number one priority in creating happy and health patients. She is a great part of our team because of her growing knowledge of insurance and claim processing. Madison loves to brighten people’s day!
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
Family: Husband Mark, daughter Maci and her 2 dogs.
Hobbies: Reading a good book, traveling, and enjoying friends.

Trista - Treatment Coordinator
Trista has been in the dental field since 2007 and has gained valuable knowledge that assists her in giving excellent care. She is a valuable member of our team because we can count on her to go above and beyond for each and every patient. Trista has a friendly, caring personality and she prides herself on making sure every task and patient is taken care of.
Hometown: Marshfield, WI
Family: 2 older brothers (Travis and Troy) and a twin sister (Trisha).
Hobbies: Arts and crafts, hiking/running and spending time with friends and family.

Trisha - Treatment Coordinator
Trisha has been in the dental field since 2009. She believes that patient comfort and atmosphere are an important part of patient dental visits; she strives to make our patients happy and comfortable. Trisha brings a positive attitude to work every day and goes above and beyond to make our patients feel the comfort of being able to rely on her. Trisha is well rounded in many areas of the practice and is always willing to help where ever needed. 
Hometown: Marshfield, WI
Family: 2 older brothers (Travis and Troy), and a twin sister (Trista)
Hobbies: Hiking/running, spending quality time with family and friends

Sarah- Treatment Coordinator 

Sarah has been in the dental field since 2006. She has experience in all positions in the front and back office which makes her flexible for helping in other areas in our office. Sarah loves helping patients feel more confident with their smiles and enjoys providing exceptional customer service.    

Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Family: Husband, James and daughter, Aubrey.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, cooking and shopping

Valerie - Patient Care Coordinator
Valerie's family history in the dental field has quickly made her an asset to our team! She has come with knowledge, strong family values and a passion for helping others! She was a stay-at-home mother for 17 years, raising 4 beautiful children. With her wonderful years of raising a family she now brings an even stronger family bond to our team.
Hometown: Corvallis, OR
Family: Husband Scott, Sons Austin (19), Hunter (17), Talan (13), Daughter Katelynne (9)
Hobbies: Time with Family, Church activities, & Crossfit

Betsie - Dental Hygienist
Betsie attended Ferris State University and graduated in 1999 with degrees in Business and Dental Hygiene. She has a cheerful and warm personality that not only makes her an asset to our team but also helps our patients feel comfortable as she educates them on their oral hygiene.
Hometown: Manistee Michigan
Family: Husband Ron, 2 Sons' JT and Gio, and her three dogs Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus, Allakhazam.
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, shopping, traveling, spending time with her family and decorating her home.

Michelle - Dental Hygienist
Michelle went to School in St. Louis, MO, where she married her husband Dave. They moved back to Arizona in July 2006. She prides herself on her professional strengths and a gentle clinical approach as well as her deep care for all patients.
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Family: Husband Dave, 2 Son’s Jack and Kyle, a giant black lab named Hucklebury and Archie our pug.
Hobbies: Cooking, Sewing, Hiking and Cake Decorating.

Michelle J. - Dental Hygienist
Michelle has been in the dental field since 2003. She attended Northern Arizona University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She loves seeing a variety of patients including young children, complex cases, and dental phobic patients. Michelle prides herself in her gentle yet thorough approach and dedication to prevention.
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
Family: Amazing husband, Matthew, Son Emerson, Daughters Ella Mae and Gracie
Hobbies: Photography, reading, crafting, being outside, spending time with family, and traveling.

Ashlee - Dental Hygienist
Ashlee has been in the dental field since 2008 where she started here at Impressions Dental as an office assistant and sterile tech. She decided to further her education by attending Carrington College, where she earned her degree in Dental Hygiene. She will quickly tell you her goal is make all of her patients have good oral hygiene and she prides herself on having a gentle touch and making sure her patients are cared for and feel comfortable and relaxed during treatment with her! She is thorough and gentle and takes great pride in her work. Ashlee exemplifies all that Impressions Dental believes in by showing compassion and kindness to all of her patients!
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Family: Husband, Jesse and 2 big labs, Max & Trooper that have goofy personalities.
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, boating, fishing, decorating my home, being out in the sun and spending time with my husband and family.

April - Dental Hygienist
April has been in the dental field since 2005. She has a strong passion for dentistry. She has been a dental assistant here at Impressions Dental since 2012 and is now one of our hygienists. She graduated from the dental hygienist program at Mesa Community College in May 2014. She prides herself in her professional and caring approach to help her patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona
Family: Boyfriend Aaron, Mom & Dad, 2 younger sisters and 1 younger brother 
Hobbies: Spending time with her boyfriend, family and friends, watching movies, & traveling.

Brittany - Dental Assistant
Brittany began dental assisting in 2004. Each day brings a new challenge and joy that keeps her thriving to make every patient comfortable at Impressions dental. She brings a BIG smile, a contagious positive attitude and a true desire to get to know each and every Impressions patient! She is one of those gals that can make you laugh, feel at ease or just plain make you feel at home while here in our office. She takes pride in being able to call you her friend and truly cares about you and your family.
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Family: Husband Dave and three beautiful children, daughter Milani, and two sons Brock and Bronson.
Hobbies: Watching sports ~ especially football - Go Steelers! planning extravagant vacations, DIY home projects and treasuring every second they spend together with their kids.

Marci - Dental Assistant
Marci is warm and enthusiastic with a professional and gentle approach to dental assisting! Marci brings several years of experience to Impressions Dental team and absolutely loves it. She enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level and gets excited to see how her patient react when we they complete their smile. 
Hometown: Placentia, CA
Family: Husband Jason, three wonderful kids Jake, Josh & Madison.
Hobbies: Watching movies, Listening to music, Reading, Spending time with family & friends, and date night with her husband.

Chanelle- Dental Assistant
Chanelle has been a dental professional since 2008. She is labeled as a dental assistant but specializes in milling & designing all of our in house crowns. In her work she strives to design esthetically pleasing crowns for each patient. She loves when her patients can smile with confidence, knowing that they are pleased with her work.
Hometown: Big Bear, California
Family: Younger brother and sister.
Hobbies: Road trips, Drawing, Photography and recently painting

Kayla- Dental Assistant 
Kayla attended the American Institute of Dental Assisting in 2010 and has been loving it ever since. She really enjoys getting to know patients and building a relationship as well as making the patients feel very comfortable in the chair. She hopes to continue her dental education by pursuing a dental hygiene degree in the future. 
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Family: Two wonderful parents, 1 younger brother, her fiancé Max, and French bulldog, Oliver
Hobbies: Exercising, yoga, hiking, spending time with friends and family and crafts

Amanda- Dental Assistant
Amanda attended American Institute of Dental Assisting and has loved it from the very beginning, her goal every day is to provide a comfortable experience for patients and making them smile and enjoy being at the dentist. Amanda absolutely love learning everything there is to know about the dental field and what it has to offer.
Hometown: Jamestown NY
Family: Husband Josh, two sons Hayden and Cameron and their three dogs Mya, Jackson, Bronco.
Hobbies: Loves to play softball, spending quality time with friends and family, camping, love watching football with her husband, GO BRONCOS!!!