The Tijuana Cosmetic Dentistry Team
“I have the opportunity to change people’s lives in profound ways
through the practice of Dentistry. I look forward to working
with my patients, each one unique and deserving of
dedicated and professional attention.”
~Dr. Shirley Baker
Specialists for all of your dental needs.
Long Term Health
The Tijuana Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry Team focuses first on long-term health. Additionally, we always want to provide the best, most personalized dental care. Procedures are always performed by the appropriate dental specialists. As well, we use the latest technology, lab space and instrumentation. Our goal is the highest level of dental care, but at much less cost than U.S. prices. With these tools and precepts, our team of dental specialists will restore your health and confidence regardless of your budget.
What to expect
During your initial consultation Dr. Baker will help you understand your treatment options based on your aesthetics and budget. She will address your concern and will discuss your case at depth if needed, using digital X-Rays and years of training and experience to assist you in your decisions.
We will coordinate your treatment schedule according to your needs. Specialists will be brought in to provide that extra level of attention and experience to each of your procedures.
There are always options available during your course of treatment. You may want to take your mouth reconstruction in stages, allowing time between appointments. You may be traveling from across the country or overseas and therefore would like to accomplish as much in as little time as possible. We are always direct and upfront in our communication in what you can expect to accomplish. Our clinic provides to you the best specialists, the nicest office environment, transportation and assistance to meet your specific needs.
Among our offerings are bio-compatible metal-free implants, implant restorations, oral cancer screening, laser dentistry, PRP therapy, computer controlled local anesthesia system, digital x-rays, intraoral digital cameras, “Cerec” dental crowns, smile design, ultrasonic scaling and more.
We offer free transportation to and from the border with our driver, as well as travel assistance to those coming from far and abroad. We constantly look to improve our amenities, which include free WiFi, bottled water, coffee and snacks.
Contact Tijuana Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry today for a one on one consultation. We’ll set you on the right path to a life of oral health, where you will be reaping all of the benefits that come along with achieving a healthy smile in no time.
Our Dedicated Doctors and Staff
Dr. Shirley Baker | General Dentistry | In practice over 12 years
Our Dr. Baker comes to us from cosmopolitan Mexico City. She received her education at the National Autonomous of Mexico, of Mexico City (UNAM), the largest University in Latin America, founded in 1551. After initially pursuing tissue pathology, ultimately releasing her dissertation on the response of the tongue papillae to response to diabetes, she decided to take her scientific mindset into the field of dentistry. After 6 further years of schooling she received her doctorate degree in dental surgery at the UNAM School of Odontology, 3rd in her class. Her initial dentistry experiences came through serving the general public in UNAM sponsored clinics open to the public. During this time she worked with professors and independently on hundreds of dental cases, presenting a wide variety of challenges requiring a mastery in dental protocol to overcome. After school, she continued practicing dentistry. Her brother, who was also a dentist, had begun to have health issues and was unable to practice. Dr. Baker then took on his case load.
Following her life long dream to live in the United States, she relocated to the San Diego area in 2007. She initially worked as a mobile dental hygienist and assistant in the states. Saving her money over the course of time allowed her to begin practicing dentistry in Tijuana as an adjunct dentist at a popular dental practice near the border. She later moved to another practice as a general dentist, working with endodontist specialist to balance case loads.
She was finally able to open her own practice in 2009 at the current location. In order to provide the level of quality she envisioned, she has worked with a number of specialists in order to provide comprehensive treatment to her patients. She has been working with the current, curated team for the last several years. She and her select team of specialists have seen thousands of cases since, working together to provide each patient with exactly the right treatment for each of them.
Dr. Baker is committed to providing state of the art care. In order to accomplish this she has dedicated herself to hundred of hours of continuing education. She has traveled to conferences and seminars abroad, earning certifications from programs sponsored by Harvard University, Loma Linda, Michigan State and more.
Outside of dentistry Dr. Baker is a wife and mother. She is a foodie and chef specializing in traditional dishes from Mexico City. Her hosting and catering skills are renowned among friends and family. She also enjoys travel, theater and movies. Read more about your personalized dental treatment.
Dr. Erika Padilla | Orthodontics | In Practice 8 years
Dr. Erika Padilla graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC) and completed her orthodontic specialty at Cineco in Mexico City. Dr. Padilla is skillful with a full array of up do date techniques for teeth alignment including ‘Damon Smile’ and Invisalign.
Dr. Ivan Olivares | Endodontics | In Practice 10 years
Dr. Ivan Olivares is our Endodontist (Root canal) specialist. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California and obtain his specialty in Endodontics by Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City. Dr. Ivan Olivares is a professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.
Dr. Olivares works with the State-Of-The-Art Endodontic procedures, rotatory instruments, ultrasonic scalers, digital apex locator,et al, to ensure each root canal is performed properly and facilitate the patients experience.
Dr. Francisco Ceseña | Maxillofacial Surgery | In Practice 15 years
Dr. Francisco Ceseña Oral Surgeon graduated at Universidad Autonoma of Baja California, Faculty of Dentistry Tijuana, B.C. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM, Mexico D.F). Certified by Oral and Maxillofacial Mexican Board. Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon with specialty in Implantology. Dr. Ceseña is a true pioneer in the field of dental surgery, recently being the only in Mexico and one of two on entire west coast to use stem cell therapy for bone regeneration to create a dense bone structure for future permanent dental implants.
Dr. Ceseña works with Titanium and All-Ceramic dental implants (zirconia implants), the most bio-compatible tooth root replacement available in the market.
Dr. Bernardo Bogarin | Periodontics | In Practice 9 years
Dr. Bogarin is a detail oriented specialist. Curriculum coming soon.
Sinai is a dental assistant who works closely with Dr. Shirley Baker in providing each patient with attentive care and focus. As well she oversees all of the office stations, equipment, and sterilization procedures.
Daniella is the treatment plan and administrative coordinator. She is a busy multi-tasker who follows through with treatment plans, lab work, office paperwork and the communication and scheduling of our treatment specialists.
Leonel is our friendly and detail oriented front desk. He schedules our patients, coordinates travel schedules and coordinates communication between patients and staff.