Dr. Nanni Baker earned her B.A. in 1986 from Colorado State University in German Language. After graduation she taught German for the Department of Defense schools in Wiesbaden, Germany. From 1988 - 1991, she attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, graduating with a D.D.S.. In addition, she received a Health Profession Scholarship which enabled her to serve in the United States Army Dental Corps as a Captain from 1991 to 1994. She is very proud to have served her country.
Following her tour in Wurzburg Germany, she completed her certificate of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1996.
In September of 1996 Dr Baker began working regularly in El Paso as well as opening her private practice in Boerne Texas. Dr Baker and Dr Maldonado have been working together in El Paso since 2003 and together opened The Dental Ark in November of 2008.
Dr Baker and her husband Bo enjoy ranching and raising both horses and brahman cattle. Dr Baker's passion is riding dressage on her mares Bettina and Bonita both of which she bred! She is also a member of the United States Dressage Federation and the United States Equestrian Federation. When she is not at the office you'll be able to find her at the barn or spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her faith and family are what Dr Baker is most proud of.
Dr Baker is Certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, El Paso District Dental Society, Southwest Pediatric Dental Association, San Antonio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society. Dr Baker has been honored to be selected by her peers as a Texas Monthly Super Dentist in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Dr Baker has also served on the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)Border Rates and Expenditures Advisory Committee and is currently a reviewer for the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.
Dr. Baker is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.