Meet Dr. Baum2021-05-13T21:57:05+00:00

Meet Dr. Baum

As part of a practice that has been a staple in the local community for more than 46 years, Dr. Douglas Baum’s goal is to provide patients with the highest-quality orthodontic treatment in a friendly, caring and professional manner.


Dr. Doug Baum is an Orange County orthodontist who has been creating beautiful smiles for over 20 years. Dr. Baum received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College on a presidential scholarship. He then attended Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Baum was commissioned in the US Navy Dental Corps and was awarded an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (“AEGD”) residency at Naval Dental Center Southwest, San Diego. Upon completion of his “AEGD” residency, Dr. Baum was placed on operational duty with the United States Marines, Camp Pendleton. While at Camp Pendleton, Dr. Baum was head of operative dentistry-School of Infantry and was awarded the Navy/Marine Corps achievement medal for his exemplary service and care of his Marines and Navy sailors.

After practicing general dentistry for five years, Dr. Baum was given the opportunity to become a specialist in Orthodontics. He returned to his dental training roots and attended Indiana School of Dentistry to obtain his orthodontic specialty training and a Master of Science degree in dentistry. While attending orthodontic residency, Dr. Baum was awarded a Delta Dental grant for his research. Dr. Baum is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (Board Certified) which less than 50% of all practicing orthodontists have obtained.

orthodontis dr doug baum in front of his sign

Outside the Office

On a personal note, Dr. Baum is married to his beautiful wife, Melissa, a dental hygienist in the local community. They both feel blessed to have an amazing daughter, Payton. When he’s not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Baum is playing in multiple softball leagues, sailing the seas, cheering for the Ducks, and exercise/cross-fit. We know you’re going to love Dr. Baum.

Douglas D.Baum, DDS, MSD

Baum Orthodontics

14772 Plaza Drive, Suite 100
Tustin, CA 92780


Patient Testimonials

Don’t Take Our Word For It – See Why Our Patients Say we’re “The Baum” at Baum Orthodontics:

I will be bringing all of my kids here. What an amazing place. Super awesome staff that is always smiling and always friendly. Dr. Baum really cares about everyone that walks through his door.

Kyle Bagley, Google Review

“I love love love this place!  Dr Baum is amazing… He is always in a good mood and ready to help. From the initial consultation… to ensuring patient satisfaction, they are truly the best! Thank you Dr Baum and team!!!”

Jane H., Yelp Review

“Dr. Baum’s office is the bomb…literally. The office is very fun and engaging for kids and teens like me! Dr.Baum never ceases to amaze me, so keep doing what you guys are doing.”

Logan Blachowski, Patient Hub

“Wow. What an experience! Love everything about Dr. Baum and his amazing staff! It actually makes the process of getting braces super fun and something to look forward to!  And the point system is super cool (second to the candy jars of course). ”

Emily Thornton, Patient Hub

“I have only came here for 2 appointments, but I LOVE it here. Everyone is soooo nice and kind here.”

Makenna Clawson, Patient Hub
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