Dr. Baltazar says that the best thing about being a dentist is interacting with his patients, getting to know them on a personal level, and watching their oral health improve over time. He’s excited to be a part of the excellent team here at Michel Dental, and he looks forward to providing the comfortable, personalized care that you and your loved ones deserve. To learn a little more about him and his background, read on below.
Growing up, Dr. Baltazar apprenticed with his father, an electrician, and developed a passion for working with his hands. Then, from ages 19-21, he lived in Ecuador, serving the local communities and families. After returning to the US, he contacted a friend’s father who was a dentist, as he believed that dentistry would allow him to combine his love for working with his hands and offering service into one profession. He ended up shadowing in a dental office and immediately knew that it was the career for him.
After graduating from Utah State University, Dr. Baltazar earned his dental degree from the Louisville School of Dentistry. In order to stay on top of the latest advancements in the dental field, he routinely completes continuing education, and he is also a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Hispanic Dental Association.
Dr. Baltazar’s parents and 4 siblings still live in his native Utah, and he likes to go visit them as often as he can. When he’s not at work, he prefers to stay active, whether this involves snowboarding, wake surfing, hiking, or golfing. He also considers himself to be a “big foody guy,” so he really likes to cook and try new recipes.