Dr. Joshua E. Baum
Dr. Baum has been setting the standard in outstanding orthodontic care in our area since 2004, creating thousands of healthy smiles for both children and adults. Dr. Baum maintains memberships in prestigious professional organizations such as the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, he has lectured on behalf of Invisalign, and has been named “Top Orthodontist” by Connecticut Magazine every year since 2010!
Born in North Haven, Dr. Baum has spent most of his life in Connecticut. Dr. Baum received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University in Boston. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medical Dentistry at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, and ultimately he received his Orthodontic Certificate and a Master’s of Science from SUNY Buffalo.
Dr. Baum and his wife, Shana, have two boys who keep them extremely busy. Both boys are avid hockey players. In addition to the early morning practices, the boys’ hockey travels have taken them to some great weekend destinations including the hockey capitals of the world in Canada (Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and more!). Dr. Baum is also an avid sports fan and participant. In the winter you can catch him out at the hockey rinks with his sons or skiing; and in the summer kayaking, paddle boarding, or on a tennis court. He is a huge hockey and football fan and loves all things Boston. As a big Bruins, Patriots, and Red Sox supporter; he often finds himself in the minority surrounded by New York fans at the office, including most of the staff!
Dr. Baum receives great enjoyment from his work. However, he will be quick to tell you that the most rewarding parts of his day are his interactions with his patients and seeing their smiles grow.
Dr. Nyle Blanck
Dr. Nyle was born and raised in southern Connecticut. He is a triple Husky, earning all three of his degrees from the University of Connecticut. He completed his B.S. in Chemistry from UConn in 2013. He completed his D.M.D. at the UConn School of Dental Medicine in 2017 and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honors society. He continued his orthodontic training at UConn, where he completed his M.S. in Dental Science and earned his Orthodontic Certificate in 2020. His research was focused on the formation of white spots on teeth during orthodontic treatment, so maintaining optimal oral health throughout treatment is his highest priority.
Dr. Nyle continues to teach at the orthodontic program at UConn as a volunteer clinical faculty member. In February 2021, he became Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) to reach the highest standard of excellence in the field of orthodontics.
Dr. Nyle currently resides in Milford, CT with his little boy Stanley and two kitties Olive and Alfalfa. He is an avid bicyclist and Vice Commander of the national antique bicycle group- The Wheelmen. He spends much of his free time riding, working on, and collecting antique bicycles. His other favorite hobbies include restoring antique cars with his dad and maintaining the status of #1 fan of the UConn Huskies.
Dr. Nyle says “I believe in providing quality, compassionate, patient-centered care by treating my patients as I would my own family. I build relationships with my patients by working with them to create beautiful, functional smiles. The best part of any appointment for me is the conversation, whether it be about treatment goals or an in-depth discussion about exciting weekend plans.”