After completing his undergraduate studies at Missouri State University and Southwest Baptist University, Dr. Pat Bauer earned his dental degree from the UMKC School of Dentistry and completed his orthodontic residency at St. Louis University in 1999.

Dr. Pat stays abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics with memberships in the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Springfield Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, Midwest Society of Orthodontists, and the Orthodontic Foundation and Research Foundation. Additionally, he participates in the Tweed Orthodontic Study Club.

Dr. Pat and his wife, Kari, have three sons, Drew, Gus, Xander and one daughter, Millie. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, golf, fishing, hunting and going to the lake.