B.S. in computer engineering, North Carolina State University; DDS, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
WHY HE WAS NOMINATED:
In addition to founding one of North Carolina’s fastest-growing practices, with six locations and 18 doctors, Dr. Baky led a clinical team to Turkey in 2015 and 2016 to serve Syrian refugees. He’s an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and is certified in Invisalign, Lumineers and oral sedation.
“My father, who always taught me that if you do a task, always do it to the best of your ability. This has been the backbone of my education and professional career.”
MOST MEMORABLE PATIENT:
“A 13-year-old with spina bifida. He was the most positive kid in the world. He had to face death constantly and was regularly in the hospital. He was always happy and realized that God gave him limited time, and he wanted to take advantage of it.”