by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Tyler McElhaney

Child-Centered Dental Care

At Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos, Patient Comfort and Easing Anxiety are Top Priorities

Dr. Greg Allen and Dr. Nadia Bala both became pediatric dentists in order to fulfill their desire to work directly with patients and provide a strong foundation for their long-term oral health care. Together they recently opened Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos with the goals of starting their young patients off on a path of excellent oral healthcare habits, preventing long-term problems, and treating children in an environment that is uniquely suited to the needs of children and families. “We aim to provide the highest quality pediatric dentistry in a non-traumatic, safe, and family-centered way. We are here to be the primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special needs. We want to work together with parents to keep their child’s dental health on the right track,” explained Dr. Allen.

“We have also implemented a paperless system in our office so that our patients can spend less time completing forms, have less of a wait time prior to being seen, and spend more time with us during their visit.” – Dr. Allen.

Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos offers infant and pediatric dental exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, cavity risk assessments, preventative care, and comprehensive dental treatment, as well as orthodontic evaluations. Drs. Allen and Bala are board certified and have both been extensively trained at a level one trauma hospital where they treated children for dental injuries. The practice is specifically designed for children and their families, with a warm and cheerful atmosphere, treatment rooms featuring headphones and overhead televisions, and smaller dental equipment that is tailored for children’s mouths. The team is also committed to putting each and every child at ease. “When treating impressionable young patients, we realize and understand the importance of preventing dental anxiety; therefore, we use a variety of behavior management techniques, as well as sedations when necessary to help patients get through a procedure comfortably and safely,” said Dr. Bala.

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The practice is at the forefront of oral healthcare technology, utilizing digital radiography, intraoral cameras, tooth-colored fillings, and fluorescent dental imaging for detecting decay. “We have also implemented a paperless system in our office so that our patients can spend less time completing forms, have less of a wait time prior to being seen, and spend more time with with us during their visit,” related Dr. Allen. Dr. Bala stated, “We also plan to continue to teach and lecture to pediatric dentists in training at Rady’s Children’s Hospital.” The Pediatric Dentistry team is dedicated to continuing education, with both Drs. Allen and Bala actively participating in organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association.

For more information about Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos, or to make an appointment, visit www.pediatricdentistryofsanmarcos.com.


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At-A-Glance

Name of Business: Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos
Owners: Dr. Greg Allen and Dr. Nadia Bala
Years in Position: Dentists for 7 years
Year of Establishment: 2015
Address: 955 Boardwalk Suite 301, San Marcos, CA 92078
Website: www.pediatricdentistryofsanmarcos.com
Email: info@pediatricdentistryofsanmarcos.com
Phone: 760-798-2825
Description of Business: Pediatric dental specialists who treat children under 18, including anxious, medically compromised children, and children with special needs.