About Our Team


Family Dental Practice in Sonora CA


Dr. Steven Baker

Dr. Baker graduated from Loma Linda University Dental School in 1976 and came straight to Sonora, California, where he started his practice on July 1, 1977. He has received special training in the field of forensic odontology and helped provide those services to Tuolumne County for many years. He and his wife have 2 sons and 2 granddaughters. Dr. Baker has been to Peru and Mexico, volunteering to help provide dental care for those less fortunate. He feels blessed to work in the beautiful county of Tuolumne, California, with an amazing staff that takes such good care of him and their patients. Dr. Baker loves being a dentist, for he feels that it truly is a joy to serve others.

Dr. Robyn Shields

Dr. Shields grew up in Murphys, and received her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from UCSB. She graduated with her D.D.S. and Bachelor of Science in Oral Medicine from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1996. She then completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate at UOP in 1997. Dr. Shields and her husband have two children and enjoy playing in the great outdoors with skis, kayaks, bicycles, sailboats, and climbing ropes. She loves dentistry because it blends science, art, and personal relationships.

Meet Our Team, Steven R Baker DDS, Inc., Sonora CA, (209) 532-7418

Dana, Office Manager

Dana came to Tuolumne County from San Lorenzo, California in 1999. She has worked for Dr. Baker for 14 years and has been his office manager for most of that time. She has over 29 years experience in office and customer service related work, with 16 of those years being in the dental field. She has a true love for our patients, and they in turn appreciate her and her expertise.

Meet Our Team, Steven R Baker DDS, Inc., Sonora CA, (209) 532-7418

Brandi, Dental Assistant

Brandi was born in, and grown up in Sonora, receiving her AA degree at Columbia Junior College, right here in Tuolumne County. She went on to complete pre-requisites to be a dental hygienist, but family and children put that on hold. She is one of Dr. Baker's dental assistants, with 26 years experience. The last 15 of those years have been in Dr. Baker's office. What he values the most is her love for people, her desire to serve and treating our patients as her own.

Meet Our Team, Steven R Baker DDS, Inc., Sonora CA, (209) 532-7418

Cherilyn, Scheduling Coordinator

Cherilyn moved here to Tuolumne County in 1999 from Santa Cruz County. It was at the Monterey Peninsula College in 1994 that Cherilyn received her dental assisting certificate, achieving her "registered" status in San Francisco in 1995. She has worked for Dr. Baker for 16 of her 23 years in the dental assisting field. Cherilyn is currently working in the front office as a scheduling coordinator and assists in the back when needed. Her gentle demeanor is appreciated and loved by patients.

Meet Our Team, Steven R Baker DDS, Inc., Sonora CA, (209) 532-7418

Debbie, Dental Hygienist

Debbie is a 1975 Loma Linda University Dental School graduate in the field of Dental Hygiene, with a bachelor of science degree. She has worked for Dr. Baker for 28 years! She has been very instrumental in organizing "Continuing Education" classes for their local study club component known as the "Sierra Study Club." She is also very involved in learning about nutrition and healthful living, which she is more than happy to share with their patients while doing an expert job cleaning their teeth! Patients love her sense of humor and her way with children.

Meet Our Team, Steven R Baker DDS, Inc., Sonora CA, (209) 532-7418

Linda, Dental Hygienist

Linda is a Registered Dental Hygienist, having graduated from Fresno City College in 1987 with her dental hygiene degree. She has worked in the dental field ever since, and is currently wrapping up her 26th year at Dr. Baker's office. She has gained experience working with other doctors, and also is currently helping to organize classes for the "Sierra Study Club". She has quite a "fan base" of patients that have been seeing her for years.

Meet Our Team, Steven R Baker DDS, Inc., Sonora CA, (209) 532-7418

Bri, Dental Assistant

Bri has been a fantastic addition to our office. Bri is a team worker, and is very considerate and helpful to our patients. Dr. Baker loves that she always put the needs of our patients first. Bri has been working in the dental field for 6 years, 4 out of those 6 have been here in our office. She graduated from Carrington College and recieved her certificate in dental assisting.