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David Baker

Chief Information Officer

Pacific Dental Services

As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), David Baker leads Pacific Dental Services’ Information Technology team in digitally empowering patients and further enabling clinicians through innovative technology solutions. Since joining PDS in October of 2016, David has focused on stabilizing the company’s core IT services to ensure operational excellence, providing seamless scalability as the company grows, and implementing continuous innovation to ensure that PDS stays ahead of the technology curve. David was named 2017’s “Innovator of the Year” by Orange County Business Journal and one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2016. David is a proven international business and technology strategist with expertise in developing and leading world-class teams in building stable and scalable digital infrastructures. David has worked across multiple industries, including finance, telecom, eRetail, transportation, and health care and his experience ranges from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.



You've got to find leaders with the right mindset. It’s important to support the relationship with the leadership in the ED with the right doctors or the right mindset. Let them know you understand the pressure they're under. A lot of times you don't realize until you pull an all-nighter or sit in the ED watching horrific things happen and amazing things happen. They're literally saving lives.
We firmly believe in what we call the mouth body connection or systemic health. It's real. There’s true systemic links to your health from the mouth.
We’ve got all of these great envisioning methodologies that we run through and just watching everything go from, “Nothing is crazy, let’s just go and put everything out there,” and then you whittle it down to maybe those top 5.
Oral DNA is big for us; salivary testing. Things that you wouldn’t normally see we are now able to present chair side and build this dental dashboard.
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