"I love the challenges of finding a pathway to oral health for each unique patient in a way that is tailored to their specific needs. I walk with my patients down this path of dental health, encouraging and educating them along the way, until we both reach their desired goals. My profession has provided me an avenue to make a difference in the world. To me, dentistry is not just about teeth; it is about making people live healthier, happier, and longer lives." – Dr. Baasch
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Baasch attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery where he graduated in 1982 with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He has been practicing dentistry on Main Street in Wallingford for more than 30 years. In this time, there has been much advancement in the field of dentistry. Dr. Baasch is committed to continuing his education in order to provide the most effective treatment methods to his patients.
Dr. Baasch is currently in the process of completing the Frank Spear Education Continuum at the Spear Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Scottsdale, Arizona. This coursework provides him with the opportunity to learn the latest techniques available, keeping his skills at the highest level, and learning from the best dental clinicians in the world. Dr. Baasch has previously attended a two-year fellowship program at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.
- American Dental Association
- Vermont State Dental Association
- International College of Dentists, Fellow
- National Association of Seventh-day Adventist Dentists
Outside the Office
Dr. Baasch and his wife, Debra, moved to Wallingford immediately after he graduated from dental school in 1982. His life journey has taken him from his birthplace of Miami to Mexico City, California, and finally to the Washington, DC area before he and Debra chose to settle in Wallingford, Vermont. Dr. Baasch and Debra have raised three children, Douglas, Danielle, and Deanna, who are now each helping society in their own way. Douglas is currently attending dental school, Danielle is an ER nurse, and Deanna is a social worker.
The Baasch family has very strong musical interests that have enabled them to travel around the world, performing across Europe, Africa, South America, and China. They still perform together whenever their schedules permit. Debra has taught in the local public school district for over 20 years and is presently teaching at Mill River Union High School.
Dr. Baasch’s primary personal interests are music, outdoor pursuits and the continued support of the Newstart Children's Home, which is located in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Baasch family has traveled to Zimbabwe many times, not only to provide dental care to the orphans and local residents, but also to build clinics, expand orphanage facilities, teach children, and generally support the efforts of Newstart.