Meet Dr. Russell A. Baer

Dentist in Chicago

Dr. Baer is not only shifting the dental industry, he’s changing the world every time a
patient sits down in his chair.

With three decades of service, Dr. Baer is a teacher, researcher, lecturer, and
practitioner with a focus in dental implantology and reconstructive dentistry. He earned a
BS in biology and MS is physiology from Drake University, and completed a doctorate in
dental surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then did a 2-year residency
in Hospital Dentistry at the University of Chicago where he stayed on with the University
Of Chicago for the next 20 years as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. In
his position he conducted clinical research on cutting edge techniques in implant
dentistry and instructed implant dentistry in the maxillo-facial prosthetic fellowship. He
also took to the podium at the University of Illinois as an assistant professor of oral
medicine. Dr. Baer and Dr. Marcus founded UAD in 1987 as the University Of Chicago’s
faculty practice.

Dr. Baer has been called to share his expertise and practices beyond the borders of the
city and country. He traveled around the world to discover new techniques and train
clinicians on the research he conducted. During a lecture in Moscow, Dr. Baer saw an
opportunity to be a global dental pioneer, and he founded a Russian center for clinical
research and education. The Chicago Center for Advanced Dentistry is now in its 21st
year of operation and is a major provider of advanced care and education in the region.
Back in the UAD offices, Dr. Baer mentors doctors and educates students on
implantology through courses and video streams, and travels regularly teaching in the
US and abroad.

An active member of the Academy of Osseointegration and the International Congress
of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Baer is widely published in dental and medical journals and
is also a frequent lecturer at international conferences and universities. The Chicago
Tribune has named Dr. Baer a Top Dentist for the past three years.



Drake University BA Liberal Arts 1978
Drake University MA Physiology 1980
University Of Illinois DDS 1985
University Of Chicago General Practice Residency 1986
University of Chicago Chief Resident GPR 1987
University of Chicago Assistant Professor Department of Surgery 1987-2008


Academy of Osseointigration
International Congress of Oral Implantology
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Academy for Sports Dentistry
Chicago Dental Society
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
University Associates in Dentistry