From the moment a new patient walks into Briargate Dental Center, Dr. Thomas
“TJ” Baumgardner and his staff’s mission is to ensure that one has an exceptional
experience at the dentist. Dr. B, as his patients call him, believes that that experience is
achieved with two basic principles. He feels it is ultimately important to provide
his patients with comprehensive, advanced dental care through the latest equipment
and techniques. But he also firmly believes that personal touches are imperative.
His goal is to get to know his patients, making them feel like an individual and not
a number, listening carefully to their wants, needs, and fears.
Technology has the made the world of dentistry more effective and comfortable for
patients. From same day crowns to soft tissue lasers to digital x-rays, Dr. B
employs that technology to ensure that patients receive paramount care, but he
doesn’t forget about the patient as a person. Because people are all different, he
strives to construct a personalized treatment method that works for a patient as an
Dr. B grew up in the military, spending the majority of his youth in Colorado. He
graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School and went on to study Zoology at
Arizona State University. He studied dentistry at Tufts University in Boston,
where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Following his dental education, Dr. B
served four years as a dentist in the United State Navy, completing a one year
Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Finally, he was able to return
to his beloved Colorado Springs, to serve the community as a dentist. Dr. B has an
amazing wife, a beautiful daughter, and a wonderful son that keep him busy when
he is away from the office. In his few spare moments, he loves to play soccer and
work on the series of children’s books he has written and illustrated himself.