Meet The Doctor

Dentists Lee Baker, DDS and Stefan Cho-Polizzi, DDS

Get to know our doctors, LeeBaker,D.D.S. and Stefan Cho-Polizzi,D.D.S.

Lee BakerDr. Lee Baker attended Colorado State University for his undergraduate studies and the University of Nebraska for Dental School, graduating in 1971. Dr. Baker practiced in the San Francisco bay area until 1989 when he and his family moved to the Mendocino/Fort Bragg area. He assumed the practice of Dr. Huntsman in Mendocino, practicing at that location from 1989 to 1994. As his practice grew, and in need of a  larger facility, Dr. Baker moved his practice to the present location in Fort Bragg in 1994.

Prior to re-locating to Mendocino, Dr. Baker was a partner in a teaching group that taught post-graduate orthodontics, both national and internationally, to other dentists.

Current or past member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Society
  • California Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International College of Oral Implantologists

Dr. Baker enjoys all phases of restorative dentistry,especially dental implants. He has been placing dental implants since 2004.

He and his wife Carol live in the Fort Bragg area. They have three children who graduated from the Mendocino school district. Dr. Baker is an avid furniture maker and woodturner.  He is currently co-president of the local wood-turners guild, a member of the Mendocino Coast Furniture Makers and the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association. He has exhibited in galleries in Sonoma county, Mendocino and Fort Bragg.

stefan-cho-polizziwebDr. Stefan Cho-Polizzi was born and raised in Fort Bragg and is a graduate of Fort Bragg High. He was awarded his B.S. degree from  Sonoma State University, continuing his dental education at West Virginia University, obtaining his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2004. Dr. Cho-Polizzi married his high school sweetheart, Gretchen Hanson, also a native of Fort Bragg. Together they  lived and worked on the east coast for several years, returning to Fort Bragg in 2010. Dr. Cho-Polizzi  and Gretchen are excited to be back in their hometown; a lifelong dream come true.  Dr. Cho-Polizzi joined Dr. Baker’s office in 2011.Dr. Cho-Polizzi has extensive training in numerous areas of dentistry, including oral surgery (extraction of wisdom teeth), endodontics (root canals), and Invisalign (invisible braces), as well as all areas of general and cosmetic dentistry. He has belonged to the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a certified Invisalign provider. He enjoys treating patients of all ages.