An Orthodontic Team You Can Trust

Meet the team that will be taking care of your smile. At Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics, you're a part of our practice family!

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- Graduated from Virginia Tech with his Bachelor’s in Biology and from West Virginia with his Master’s in Orthodontics and Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Past President of the Summit 360 Study Club
- Past President of the NC Association of Orthodontists
- Member of the American Association of Orthodontists
- Member of the Southern Association of Orthodontists
- Part of the top 25% of the profession to become certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, and has even re-certified.
- One of two orthodontists in North Carolina to be a part of Damon’s Mentor Program. This allows orthodontists from the Southeast to visit the office and shadow Dr. Bo to learn about state-of-the-art technology and techniques regarding the Damon system.
- Lectures nationally on the Damon system and was recognized with a team of others around the world for a Rising Star Program with Ormco. On the Ormco Insider’s Group Product Development Team where he meets with top clinicians from around the world to discuss product research and development.

Dr. Todd Bovenizer

Dr. Todd Bovenizer grew up in rural Virginia in a family of pharmacists. While working in his father’s independent family drugstore, he developed a tireless work ethic and a passion for treating customers like family. This mentality has carried over to his professional career, and has been the cornerstone of the practice since its opening in 2006. Dr. Bo is enjoying life with his family. He spends most of his time with his wife, Megan, and their 3 wonderful young girls.

Dr. Bo can often be spotted at the soccer fields in Cary cheering his daughters on. He is also heavily involved in their school, Cary Christian, and his church, Colonial Baptist. When he is not studying up on the latest orthodontic techniques, he can be found working out, drinking smoothies, playing tennis, or traveling to the coast. He is also quite the daredevil, as he loves wakeboarding, snow skiing, and traveling the US.

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- Board Certified Orthodontist from the American Board of Orthodontics
- Has specialized training in Invisalign and the Damon System
- Member American Association of Orthodontists and the NC Political Outreach Leader for the AAOPAC
- Member Southern Association of Orthodontists
- President of the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists
- Carolina Damon Study Club
- Graduated from Indiana University with his Bachelor’s in Biology, Master’s in Biology, and Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Graduated from the Orthodontic Residency Program of St. Louis University with his orthodontic specialty certificate and Master’s of Science in Dentistry

Dr. Chris

Dr. Christopher Baker has been around orthodontics his entire life as his father is a retired Orthodontist and previously had practices in southern Indiana and Hilton Head Island, SC. He worked in his father’s lab since he was 14-years-old, and continued working in other offices and labs after he left home to pursue his dream of joining the orthodontic profession.

Dr. Baker is married to his wife Brooke, who is a registered nurse. They have two sons, Cooper and Cruz Duke. When not doing orthodontics or working on patients, the Bakers love traveling, especially around the islands of the Caribbean.

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- Graduated with a B.A. in Biology from the University of Kansas, with Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, and University Honors
- Received Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Creighton University School of Dentistry, Summa Cum Laude, second in class
- Received Certificate in Orthodontics, Masters of Science in Dentistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- Past Board Member of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation
- Inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
- Inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society of Jesuit Universities for Scholarship, Loyalty, and Service
- Awarded the Dr. Pauline C. “Jackie” Duke Orthodontic Scholarship from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston
- Awarded the American Association of Orthodontics Undergraduate Orthodontics Award from Creighton University School of Dentistry
- American Association of Orthodontists
-Southern Association of Orthodontists
-Past Board Member of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation

Dr. Keri Kenning

Dr. Keri Kenning was born and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas. As the daughter of an anesthesiologist and pharmacist, she grew up in a healthcare-minded family. Her brother and sister- in-law (oral surgeon and general dentist) live in Minnesota, and her sister (optometrist) lives in Charlotte.

She gained real world work experience as a biologist, writer, and speaker for a prominent marine conservation non-profit organization in Key Largo, Florida, where she studied marine ecosystems and invasive lionfish. In her free time, her interests include scuba diving, underwater photography, fly fishing, tennis, hiking National and State Parks, and cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks.

Meet Your Orthodontic Superstars

We are 20+ strong and love each other like family. Learn a little about the new peeps you will meet in our office.

Administrative Staff

Alex A.

Scheduling Coordinator

Alex moved to NC in 2018 to be closer to her daughter. She was born and raised in South and Central America, but has lived in the U.S. since college. She is the proud mom of two young adults and is fluent in English, Spanish and German. She loves to hike, workout, cook, bake and spend time with family and friends!
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Observation Coordinator

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Professional Relations Coordinator

Barbara is a Raleigh native and graduated from Peace College. She is one of the original employees and has been at the practice since 2007. She brings over 15 years of experience in the orthodontic field and works hard to ensure our patients receive their ortho insurance benefits. She and her husband enjoy the beach and spending time with their growing family, who all live in the area. They stay busy enjoying their seven grandchildren and watching them play their favorite sports!


Practice Coordinator

Hannah was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013. Hannah and her husband, Alex, enjoy spending their free time with their nieces and nephew and outdoors with their dog, Lyla. She loves Mexican food and could eat it everyday.
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Marketing Coordinator

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Alex V.

Patient Care Coordinator

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Melissa H.

Treatment Coordinator

Melissa is an Alabama native – “Roll Tide!” Her experience is in early childhood education. Cary has been her home for the past 18 years and she has two children. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, and spending time at the beach. Melissa looks forward to meeting new patients and their families and assisting them with orthodontic treatment at Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics.


Scheduling Coordinator

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Melissa Y.

Financial Coordinator

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Scheduling Coordinator

Mendy started at Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics in 2013 and is a North Carolina native. She brings 13 years of orthodontic experience to the practice. Mendy and her husband have two precious girls, Eliza and Gracie. They are huge NC State fans to the point of calling themselves the Wolfepack.

Clinical Staff

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Orthodontic Assistant

Ron joined the team in 2011 and has 27 years of experience in the dental field. Ron is from the Philippines and now lives in Durham with his wife Myra and their three kids. He enjoys the outdoors, sports, mountain biking with friends, and spending time with family.
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Orthodontic Assistant

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Orthodontic Assistant

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Orthodontic Assistant

I have worked as an orthodontic assistant for 20 years. Upon graduating from Wake Technical Community College in 1996, I began my career in periodontics and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. I am a native of Raleigh and am currently raising two gorgeous children in the Dogwood State. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, music, dance, and sports. I also enjoy tennis and caring for orchids. Fun fact – I am a licensed Nail Tech.
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Lab Coordinator

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Orthodontic Assistant

Debbie has worked in our practice since 2010 and loves working with the patients at Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics. She and her husband have four children and four dogs, which keeps her very busy. She moved here from Ottawa, Canada, 12 years ago. She enjoys seeing and catching up with all of the patients.
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Orthodontic Assistant

Crystal L.

Orthodontic Assistant


Orthodontic Assistant

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Orthodontic Assistant


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Orthodontic Assistant

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Orthodontic Assistant

Heidi joined the Bovenizer and Baker team in 2011 and feels very fortunate to have landed in such a positive work environment! She has a total of twelve years of experience as an orthodontic clinician and there is no other job she would rather do. Heidi has been married for 18 years and has two grown daughters. She has called Raleigh home for twenty years. Heidi enjoys boating, spending time with family and friends and hiking with her two big dogs. She also enjoys cooking when she has time and is in the mood!

Crystal S.

Orthodontic Assistant

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