Dr. Michael Baura is originally from Augusta, Georgia and graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Biological Science. He completed his DMD degree at the Medical University of Georgia’s College of Dental Medicine, where he graduated 12th in his class. While in dental school Dr. Baura was awarded the Department of General Dentistry Faculty Achievement Award which was voted on by the senior faculty members.
Dr. Baura was also granted the service leadership award given out by the Academy of Dentistry International, and was a recipient of the Judson C. Hickey Scholarship. After graduating dental school Dr. Baura was accepted into the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the Charlie Norwood VA Hospital. During his residency Dr. Baura was trained extensively in dental implants, extraction of wisdom teeth, bone grafting, complex treatment planning, and IV sedation. Dr. Baura also participates in yearly dental mission trips to provide care to others. He recently led a team to Peru. He has also been to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Senegal, and went to Haiti in December.
Dr. Baura's mission is to provide the best quality dental care to his patients in a loving and compassionate manner. His motivation comes from Jesus Christ and wanting to treat others, as he wants to be treated. He strives to take the time to explain diagnoses and treatments in a way that you will understand. He wants to gain your trust through competence, compassion, and commitment to care for your dental needs. Dr. Baura has been married for 5 years and has 3 children.
Dr. Baura is currently in the process of adopting their 1 year old foster child who they brought home from the hospital at 2 days old. On his time off, Dr. Baura enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He and his wife also enjoy going to yard sales and wood working.