Nic Baker

Dentist


As a child, Dr. Nic Baker never liked trips to the dentist. He knew the patient experience could be so much more enjoyable than it was, and he set out to fix exactly that. After completing a Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology at Illinois State University, Dr. Baker received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine and has been practicing ever since. Dr. Baker is currently an active member in good standing with the following professional organizations.

  • American Dental Association
  • McLean County Dental Society
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

With nearly a decade of experience in complex oral surgeries and advanced imaging techniques, Dr. Baker uses the CEREC™ system for fabricating same-day crowns to Bloomington Modern Dentistry. With these and many other innovative dental technologies, the uncomfortable, time-consuming dental visits he disliked as a youngster are a distant memory. When he’s not pioneering new dental techniques, Dr. Baker has his hands full at home with five little boys…and two girls. His wife Erin is eternally grateful for his ability to mesmerize the kids with magic card tricks.

Dr. Mark Hobbie

Dentist


It’s not often that your own brother extracts your wisdom teeth for you, but that was precisely the case for Dr. Mark Hobbie. Utterly fascinated with the process, Dr. Hobbie ultimately pursued his own Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from Southern Illinois University after completing his bachelor’s degree there in biology. His brother, better known as Dr. Baker, immediately took the opportunity to invite him to join the Bloomington Modern Dentistry family. Dr. Hobbie loves employing the same oral surgery techniques that made his own wisdom tooth removal such a breeze. Dr. Hobbie is trained in CEREC, making your dental visits easier. He is a member in good standing of these professional organizations.

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • McLean County Dental Society

A talk radio and road cycling devotee, Dr. Hobbie spends his free moments with his soon-to-be wife, Dr. Kristi Schafer. It’s rumored that his uncanny, Harlem-Globetrotter-style ability to spin anything from basketballs to dictionaries on his fingertips helped get him the “yes.”

Carlotta

Dental Assistant


Carlotta makes every day at Bloomington Modern Dentistry a little bit brighter. Carlotta holds an Associate of Applied Science from Heartland Community College and is fully trained in the CEREC™ system, so she’ll get you on your way and back to your day in no time flat. When she’s not demonstrating expert flossing technique here at the office, Carlotta is cracking jokes with son Kace and astounding him with obscure Batman trivia.

Christy

Dental Assistant


We’re never out of gauze around here, and Christy is the reason why. This experienced dental assistant and mother of two knows how to keep us on track and well-supplied, in addition to being a pro with bicuspids and molars. Christy is always up to date on the latest dental technologies and techniques, and your teeth will feel the difference. Whether you’ve got questions about fighting plaque or the best strategy for winning a game of gin rummy, Christy has you covered. Away from the office, animal-lover Christy and her doting husband are sure to be found at the nearest wildlife park.

Crystal

Dental Hygienist


We thankfully don’t have too many kayaking contests at work, because Crystal would win every time. An experienced dental hygienist, Crystal holds credentials from the Parkland College of Dental Hygiene and is fully certified in CPR as well as the administration of local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. With over one hundred hours of continuing education and counting, she’s also an invaluable office resource. When the last molar of the day is polished and bright, Crystal can be found teaching her two girls excellent oral hygiene and dirt bike riding techniques, though not usually at the same time.

Danielle

Dental Hygienist


Ever the efficiency expert, Danielle keeps us on the straight and narrow. We’re fine with that, because she bakes a mean cheesecake. Trained as a dental hygienist at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Danielle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in areas of periodontal disease and oral cancer screening. Watch for her behind the intraoral camera or gently tidying wayward incisors. This married mother of two rambunctious boys stays busy from sunrise to sunset, but she somehow finds time now and then for a relaxing float in the pool.

Karen

Dental Hygiene Coordinator


There’s only one Sudoku master in this office, and it’s Karen. As our trusted dental hygiene coordinator, Karen brings more than three decades of experience to Bloomington Modern Dentistry. She holds an associate degree in dental hygiene as well as a Bachelor of Science in public dental health. We won’t list all of her talents, because we don’t have all day here, but suffice it to say that Karen is respected and adored by many. In her moments away from her dental family, Karen and her husband stay busy solving crosswords in record time, with occasional help from the cat.

Kody

Business Administrator


Kody is our resident paperwork expert and aspiring yogi. She also happens to be a fully licensed and trained cosmetologist, but we don’t hold that against her. Kody studied at Heartland Community College, and we feel lucky to enjoy her business expertise and organizational skills on a daily basis. She throws in the sunny disposition and boundless optimism as a perk. Alongside her husband, Kody also manages a house full of three kids and one adorable pit bull.

Libby

Dental Hygienist


There’s never a dull moment at Bloomington Modern Dentistry, and that’s because Libby’s dance skills are always at the ready. Libby studied dental hygiene at Illinois Central College and stays current on the newest trends in dentistry through continuing education from Jameson Training. Whether your smile needs some TLC or you just need a few tips for your next knitting project, Libby has the skills and knowledge you need. Away from the office, Libby is typically found giving belly rubs to Sadie the dog, entertaining her many nieces and nephews, or hunting for her next great antique find.

Mallory

Dental Assistant


A self-described Pinterest enthusiast, Mallory brings so much more than her renowned DIY and flossing skills to the Bloomington Modern Dentistry family. Mallory studied at Stephen F. Austin State University and, since then, has worked tirelessly caring for smiles as a certified dental assistant. Mallory is also highly trained in providing same-day crowns using the advanced CEREC™ system, and she also studies frequently through Heartland Dental. Her chronically upbeat attitude has cheered us all on many an occasion, and we’re delighted to have her on our team. At home, daughter Audrey keeps Mallory on her toes.

Sarah

Operations Manager


There’s a lot that goes in to keeping the Bloomington Modern Dentistry office running smoothly on a daily basis, and Sarah’s talents are no small part of that. As our operations manager, she ensures that everything is ship-shape and ready to provide the highest quality dental care. With a Bachelor of Business Administration in human resources from Colorado Technical University and a Master’s degree in training and development from Illinois State University, Sarah knows business like nobody’s business. As if that weren’t enough, this married mother of two also boasts an exquisite spider dribble in basketball.

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