Meet The Doctors

Dr. Derek R. Evans

Dr. Derek Evans studied neuroscience at BYU and psychology at SUU before attending dental school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, graduating with his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in 2006. He has completed advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry. Dr. Evans loves to continue his education and is constantly searching for and learning new ways to serve his patients. Dr. Evans is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Academy of LDS Dentists. He has practiced in the St. George area for over 14 years. He believes in providing the highest quality of care while creating a positive experience for his patients. Dr. Evans loves helping and serving others through dentistry and achieves life-changing results through cosmetic dentistry each day. His focus is on the individual and on serving them in a calming and caring manner in order to meet their specific concerns. Dr. Evans and his wife, Lindsey, have four children. Outside of the office, he enjoys the many outdoor activities available in beautiful southern Utah.

Dr. Susan Baker

Dr. Susan Baker practiced in St. George for 10 years and established Snow Canyon Dental (now Genesis Dental).  She took a leave of absence to care for her aging parents in Rochester, New York.  Dr. Baker is now returning to St. George and is very excited to join the Gentle Dentistry team.

Dr. Susan Baker received her bachelor’s of science at Syracuse University in 1983 and then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1987.   She further advanced her training at the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC by completing a General Practice Residency program.  Dr. Baker stayed in the DC area for 20 years in private practice.  She was born and raised in Rochester, New York where her father was also a practicing dentist. 

While in the Washington, DC area Dr. Baker received the honor of being voted one of “Washington’s Top Dentists”.  The Washington Checkbook Magazine publishes a special edition listing dentists in the top 5% in the Greater Washington Area (including Maryland and Northern Virginia). The ratings are based on recommendations from their peers as well as patients.  She has also received National awards for her dental photography of “before and after” cosmetic cases.   Dr. Baker spent 8 years taking Lunineers’ classes and certifications with the Lumineer’s LSDP program.  She has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry and advanced implant dentistry.  She likes to work very closely with a team of specialists when reconstructing smiles with prosthetics and implants to ensure the very best result for her patients.

Dr. Baker treats patients of all ages with a special emphasis on cosmetic and integrative dentistry.  Dr. Baker’s mission is to provide excellent, state-of-the-art dentistry  in an environment of warmth, compassion & professionalism.   Her commitment is to provide integrity, honest, caring and trustworthy service.

Her vision is for all patients to attain optimum oral and physical and physical well-being.  Through education, listening, understanding and support she encourages each person to strive for the highest quality of health.  She respects each person as an individual.  Dr. Baker’s care is motivated by the realization that a healthy, beautiful smile affects a person’s confidence, outlook and quality of life.