Gentle, Honest Dentistry in Wake Forest
At Upton & Baker DDS, you will find a talented and caring dental team dedicated to making your visit to our office as enjoyable as possible. Each staff member is passionate about dentistry and our entire office prioritizes continuing education and staying current with the latest research, materials, and techniques that dentistry has to offer. We look forward to meeting you and introducing ourselves in person.
Dr. Kevin Upton
Dr. Upton has many years of experience in private dental practice and in particular this practice where he has been since 1984. He continues to pursue treatment options that put an emphasis on aesthetics and longevity. Dr. Upton's philosophy is that individualized planning of treatment gives consideration to what is best, most needed and promotes long-term oral health. His treatment recommendations are conservative mainly to promote good maintenance of his patients' natural dentition.
Dr. Upton graduated from the School of Dentistry at UNC Chapel Hill after completing his bachelor's degree at UNC. Following dental school, he has continued to seek education opportunities in dental aesthetics and periodontal disease-related treatments. Conservative management of dental problems resulting in improved overall dental health for his patients keeps motivating him in a profession he has been passionate about since high school. Dr. Upton feels fortunate to be able to help patients move from compromised dental conditions to stable, healthy, beautiful smiles.
A life-long North Carolinian, Dr. Upton grew up in Randolph County but has called Wake County and Wake Forest home since 1977. He and his wife Mitzi have two children, Sam and Martha. His interests outside of dentistry include golf, classic cars, and being outdoors. When possible, he and his family like to travel, his favorite destination being the Caribbean Islands.
Dr. Nick Baker
Dr. Baker grew up in North Raleigh and earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before going on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the UNC School of Dentistry. He practiced for several years in Chapel Hill before returning home to the Wake Forest area where he joined Dr. Upton in 2019.
His interests include traveling, snowboarding, reading, and watching all kinds of sports, especially when the Tar Heels are playing. He lives in north Raleigh with his wife, Anne, who is also a dentist.
Dr. Baker is committed to providing his patients with the highest possible level of dental care and is a member of both the American Dental Association and North Carolina Dental Society. He has a passion for service and has spent years volunteering at free clinics around the state as well as on international dental mission trips to Honduras, Peru, and Nepal.