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Bruce R. Baumann, DDS, FAGD

Providing preventive, esthetic and advanced restorative dentistry to the Palm Desert area,
Dr. Baumann
believes that his dental patients deserve the finest and most advanced dentistry available today. He has received advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies and Loma Linda University completing a one year residency in Implant Dentistry. He is the only dentist in Palm Desert to do so.

Dr. Baumann has attained fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a long-standing member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Striving to provide exceptional dentistry for even the most phobic dental patients from the Palm Desert area, Dr. Baumann provides sedation dentistry and is a member of Doctors Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). With his many hours of advanced training, Dr. Baumann is able to provide his dental patients the latest in dental services such as preventive/oral health, whitening, porcelain crowns and bridges, dental implants, orthodontics and treatment of TMJ. He is committed to implementing the latest technologies to improve comfort, accuracy and esthetics, and decrease treatment time. Please review Dr. Baumann’s expertise in smile design and restorative science and his dental and personal background.


Dr. Baumann’s Advanced Restorative Training

Dr. Baumann completed his post-graduate training at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies by completing the Master Aesthetic Dentist program. Dr. Baumann is among only a handful of California dentists to have completed the training. Dr. Baumann has also studied Posterior Aesthetic Dentistry, Practical Occlusion, Anterior Composite Restorations, Advanced Orthodontics and TMJ at the LVI. Dr. Baumann recently completed a one year mini residency in implant placement and implant restoration at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge, experience and commitment to excellence with you.

Dr. Baumann is also currently studying under Dr. Clayton Chan refining his techniques in Neuromuscular Dentistry.

Dr. Baumann’s Memberships

• American Association of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
• Fellow – Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
• General Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
• Doctors of Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS)
• American Dental Association (ADA)
• California Dental Association (CDA)
• Tri-County Dental Association (TCDA)
• International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO)
• Coachella Valley Dental Society (CVDS) - Co-Founder
• Regional Training Center for Agility Mouthguard


In 1982, Dr. Baumann began his practice in Palm Desert, California and shortly afterwards joined the staff at Eisenhower Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine and earned his DDS at Georgetown University School of Dentistry. After receiving his degree, Dr. Baumann completed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Advanced Dentistry and the Veterans Administration Hospital, specializing in hospital dentistry. In 1992, he became one of only four dentists in the Coachella Valley to attain fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Baumann remains very active in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, as well as the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Baumann currently practices preventive, cosmetic and implant dentistry in Palm Desert.


When Dr. Baumann isn’t busy at the practice you can usually find him busy with his wife of 37 years and their four children Chelsea, Nicholas, Palmer and Makena. He is very proud of the fact that Nick has decided to come practice dentistry with him so that he can pass down his years of knowledge and experience.

Personal Interests

After family and dentistry, Dr. Baumann's interests include golf, scuba-diving & skiing. He travels nationwide to play in amateur golf events. He is the dentist for many PGA, LPGA and nationwide golfers.


Nicholas S. Baumann, DDS

Nicholas S. Baumann, DDS

Dr. Nicholas Baumann was born and raised in the Coachella Valley and came back to practice in his hometown after graduating from New York University College of Dentistry in Manhattan. Dr Baumann loves to do procedures in all facets of dentistry and has completed numerous post-graduate courses in multiple disciplines including neuromuscular dentistry (Directly under the guru of NMD, Dr. Clayton Chan), fixed and removable prosthodontics, and oral conscious sedation. Dr. Baumann feels continuing education is vital for him to provide the highest quality dentistry for his patients in the most comfortable environment possible.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Baumann is a golfer (this should be a given considering he and his brother Palmer are named after two of the greatest) and an avid world traveler. He hopes to one day make it to 100 different countries. He is always enthusiastic to talk at length about any of his hobbies he has in common with his patients.

Dr. Baumann’s Memberships

• American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) • Founding member- Coachella Valley Dental Society (CVDS) • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) • Doctors of Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS) • American Dental Association (ADA) • California Dental Association (CDA) • Tri-County Dental Association (TCDS)

Our Front Office Staff

office staff

Lupe is the Office Manager for our practice. She has been with Dr. Baumann for over 32 years. Lupe is an expert manager. She does our appointment scheduling and is an excellent resource for insurance questions and financial arrangements. When not working, Lupe enjoys reading and working in her garden.


pic of jessica[1]Jessica is our Hygiene Coordinator and is in charge of our hygiene department. Jessica also manages the finance options, which includes Compassionate Finance and Care Credit for the office. The fun part of her job is posting on our Social Media such as Facebook (palmdesertsmiles) and LinkedIn. Her hobbies outside of the office are lifting weights, football, baseball and she enjoys listening to country music. Jessica’s son Hunter attends Palm Desert High School.


Our Hygienists

Mary Ellen Emeritus

Our Highly Trained Assistants


We are very proud of our staff of well-trained clinical assistants. They too are committed to learning the latest techniques of patient care. The assistants often travel with Dr. Baumann to continuing education classes throughout the country. These ladies attend on average more continuing education courses than most dentists in the country do.

dental assistants

Lorena is our head clinical assistant and is a Registered Dental Assistant with an Extended Function license. She attended an eight week course at UCLA to obtain her EF license. She is an expert in the fabrication of beautiful temporary restorations. While the laboratory is crafting your permanent restorations your temporaries will look great courtesy of Lorena’s artistic ability. Lorena also enjoys dental photography, traveling, shopping, and an occasional party! Lorena’s two sons, JO’seff and Xavier, keep her busy.

dental assistants

Sabrina has been in our dental practice since April of 2007. She is a Registered Dental Assistant with Extended Functions. Sabrina has also been trained in Oral Surgery and has assisted the doctor with patients that have been under sedation. Her dedication and kindness makes our patients feel very comfortable and at ease with her.

Sabrina acquired her dental education at the University of California Los Angeles and has 10 years of dental experience. Her hobbies are swimming, baking, gardening and being outside enjoying mother nature.

dental assistants


dental assistants

Kari has been in the dental field for 10 years. Kari is an RDA with extended function . She enjoys doing neuromuscular dentistry. When not doing dentistry she enjoy being outdoors, reading, spending time with her family.

dental assistants

Abby has been in the dental field for about six months. Currently, she is in the process of achieving RDA. Abby is excited about learning as much as possible in the dental field. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, playing soccer, eating and spending time with family.