About Us

Dr. Bauer and his team take pride in the personal attention and patient education they give to each of their patients.  Committed to a team approach between Dr. Bauer, staff, patients, and the patient’s dentists.

About The Doctor

Dr. Bauer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from San Diego State University in 1986. He earned his dental degree at UCLA in 1990 and then completed his orthodontic residency at Saint Louis University where he earned his Masters of Science degree in Orthodontics in 1992. Dr. Bauer has practiced orthodontics exclusively since.

Dr. Bauer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This certification is a voluntary process which provides an extensive review of the orthodontist’s basic education, as well as an intensive assessment of the orthodontist’s clinical expertise. Certification as a Diplomate signifies a unique achievement. At the time that Dr. Bauer earned his Diplomate status, March of 2003, there were only 2,023 orthodontist throughout the world who were Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Bauer is an active member of the following professional societies:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The California Dental Association
  • The San Diego Dental Society
  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • San Diego County Orthodontic Study Club

Dr. Bauer attends orthodontic seminars and continuing education classes on a regular basis to keep up with the current trends and advancements in the orthodontic profession. Dr. Bauer has practiced orthodontics in Poway since 1993.

Dr. Bauer resides in Poway with his wife Kim, and their 3 children, Kelly, Amanda and Jeff. Dr. Bauer enjoys spending time with his family, as well as snowboarding, snow skiing, mountain biking and riding his motocross and dual sport bikes.

Leanna Kurtz

Office Manager

Leanna Kurtz

Office Manager

Leanna has been with our practice since 2003. Leanna will help you with scheduling appointments, making payments and issuing school excuse slips. Leanna is very friendly and is understanding of your busy schedules. She will try her best to accommodate you.

Jamie Martinez

Chairside assistant and orthodontic laboratory technician

Jaime Martinez

Chairside assistant and orthodontic laboratory technician

Jamie is one of our chair side assistants and is also an orthodontic laboratory technician. He has been with our practice since 1997. Jamie is a licensed Registered Dental Assistant who has over 12 years of experience in Orthodontics. He is very gentle and patient. Jamie makes sure that the patient is comfortable and at ease and understands what the patient is experiencing during the appointment. Jamie has three children of his own and relates well with all of our patients.


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13025 Pomerado Road, Suite D
Poway, CA 92064


+(858) 486-1412