About Our Doctor

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Dr. J. Andrew Baxter 
has over 20 years of experience in orthodontics.  He is committed to providing the highest level of excellent orthodontic care for his patients.



Dr. Baxter was born in Little Rock, and grew up in Monticello, Arkansas, where he attended high school.  He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1993.  Next, he attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and graduated with honors in 1997.  From 1997 to 2010, he was the owner of a general dentistry practice in Rogers, Arkansas.  Early in his career, he began taking continuing education courses to treat less complex orthodontic cases.  After developing a passion for orthodontics, he decided to pursue formal orthodontic training and limit his practice to the specialty of orthodontics.  In 2010, he was accepted into the orthodontic program at Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics in Jacksonville, Florida.  In 2012,  he obtained his Certificate in Orthodontics and became an orthodontist.

Board Certification

In 2014, Dr. Baxter became a Board Certified Orthodontist, or Diplomate of the ABO.  Board Certification is voluntary in orthodontics, and a distinction shared by only 25% of other orthodontists.  The certification process tests orthodontic knowledge and skills through three phases of written, oral, and clinical exams administered by expert orthodontists of the American Board of Orthodontics.  Board Certification represents the highest level of commitment to orthodontics.

Professional Affiliations 

He is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics,  American Association of Orthodontists, Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, Kansas Society of Orthodontists, Greater Kansas City Orthodontic Society, Orthodontic Study Club of the Midwest, American Dental Association, and the Kansas Dental Association.

Community Involvement

Dr. Baxter donates his orthodontic services to Smiles Change Lives and Donated Orthodontic Services.  He sponsors Gardner Parks and Recreation teams in Baseball, Softball, and Soccer.  He also sponsors the Gardner-Edgerton High School football team.  

At the Office

Dr. Baxter enjoys building strong relationships with his patients.  He has the opportunity to not only create positive changes in his patients' smiles and oral health, but also create positive changes in their attitudes and self-confidence.  He inspires patients and others interested in dentistry to become a dentist or orthodontist.  


Dr. Baxter, his wife, Rebecca, and their children, Blaire, Clayton, and Georgia, live in Weatherby Lake, MO.  They enjoy spending time on the lake.  Rebecca was born in Ft. Worth, Texas and grew up in Seattle and Spokane, Washington.  In 2000, she graduated from Whitworth Presbyterian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education.  She obtained her Master of Science Degree in Counseling from the University of Arkansas in 2004.  In the past, she was a middle school counselor.  Currently, she is a private practice counselor.  She also has multiple certifications in Pilates and Yoga and serves as an instructor for both.  Blaire has recently taken an interest in architecture and engineering.  Clayton enjoys baseball, basketball, soccer, and fishing.


In addition to spending time with his family, Dr. Baxter enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, snow skiing, traveling, and golf.  He is a passionate Arkansas Razorbacks fan and enjoys following them in football, basketball, and baseball.

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