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Our History - Kevin Walker, DDS & Mae Lee Springer, DDS

The office of Kevin Walker, DDS & Mae Lee Springer, DDS has had the honor of serving patients in Laguna Niguel for 50 years. Their patient-centered approach to dentistry is a core value of both Dr. Springer and Dr. Walker, and continues the philosophy of office founder Dr. Dennis Barker and long-time mentor Dr. Bill Gregg.  They take pride in the fact that many Laguna Niguel families have continued to call our office their home for dental care over several generations.

Dr. Dennis Barker originally founded our practice all the way back in 1973.  He steadily earned a reputation for excellence as one of the most skilled and knowledgeable practitioners in all of Orange County, with a particular expertise in jaw disorders, TMD and oral facial pain.  He developed this expertise studying and teaching alongside some of the titans of dentistry such as Dr. L.D. Pankey, Dr. Peter Dawson and Dr. Frank Spear.  Dr. Barker officially retired from clinical dentistry in 2020, on his 80th birthday. He is currently enjoying the good life a mere stone’s throw from the ocean and stops by to visit us and his former patients whenever he can.

Dr. Dennis Baker with Springer Walker Dentistry

Dr. William (Bill) Gregg, a long-time Laguna Niguel resident, practiced dentistry in South Orange County for over 40 years at Personalized Smiles, whose final location was just across the atrium from our office.  Although he has retired from clinical practice, he has been gracious enough to stay on with us as a trusted advisor, consultant and friend of the office. Dr. Gregg has been a faculty member at the fabled Pankey Institute in Florida and has made many connections across the country as a dental lecturer and educator.  His technical expertise, gained through a career of treating some of the most complex cases imaginable, is second to none.  Combine that with his wisdom, kindness and generosity and you can see what an incredible asset he is in our practice.

Their mentorship and legacy inspire Dr. Walker and Dr. Springer daily and we are thankful for their support.  We are extremely proud of what we do here, combining time-honored values and traditions with the latest techniques and materials to deliver what we think is one of the best patient experiences anywhere in Orange County.

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