Dr. Brian W. Baird
I was raised 60 miles north of the Salt Lake Valley in Brigham City. I first became interested in orthodontics when I had braces as a senior in high school. Braces were pretty different back then, I had huge bands wrapped around every tooth, including the front. We tend to use lighter forces now days, too. I attended Utah State University in Logan. I earned my DDS degree at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
I continued my education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, earning my certificate of specialty in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and an MS degree in oral biology. The research for my master’s thesis has been published in The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
I love sports, music, hiking, traveling, photography, and doing anything with my family. I currently play saxophone with Larry Smith's Kicks Band in Logan (we play awesome big band music). I have surprised myself by developing an affinity for running and skiing (but I'm pretty wimpy). My wife and I are the parents of three awesome girls.
I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing the improvement we can make as the teeth align. Many people go from not wanting to smile to showing off their smile all the time. That's why I do what I do. My favorite appointments are when the braces come off! Seeing patients years later with a great looking smile still makes my day.
I enjoy working with our patients. I love working with the kids, and hope the best for them as they move on in life- college, working, marriage, etc. I like the adults, too. I hope everyone has a good life! It is a privilege for me to meet and try to serve our patients the best possible way.
Janet works with all our financial issues including payment arrangements and working with your insurance company to make sure you get your maximum possible benefit. She would much rather take money from them than out of your pocket! She helps organize our contests and does many other things which are invaluable to Dr. Baird and our practice. Janet is very dedicated to her job- working for you!
Shannon’s smiling face greets you as you walk through our front door. Shannon worked many years in the retail world and enjoys working with people. She has been with us for a long time. We are glad to have her on our team. Shannon will help schedule your appointments and keeps our days running smoothly. She loves to travel and hanging with her husband, children, and grandchildren!
Randi put four kids through braces and finally decided to become part of the action! In addition to those four wonderful children Randi has two beautiful granddaughters, which she loves dearly and spoils regularly. She enjoys learning new things, doing things with her family and taking long walks on the beach. "I'd like to give a shout out to my husband!"
Ashley is a great ortho technician. A recent high school graduate, she played high school soccer until she decided that working with us was more fun. She enjoys going to the gym and hanging out with friends.
Shayla is our newest recruit into the world of orthodontics. She has been through the braces process, including phase I treatment and having stubborn teeth uncovered and brought down using braces, so she knows what it feels like! Shayla enjoys playing music on the piano, clarinet, saxophone, and ukelele, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.