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Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos

GREG ALLEN, D.D.S.
NADIA BALA, D.D.S.

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760-798-2825

955 Boardwalk, Suite #301
San Marcos, California 92078

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Meet the Pediatric Dentistry of San Marcos Team

Dr. Greg Allen


GREG ALLEN, D.D.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Allen was born and raised in Michigan where he met his wife Dr. Nadia Bala during the first day of dental school. He is a Board Certified pediatric dentist and is proud to be an advocate for children of all ages.

Dr. Allen received his Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences with Honors from Central Michigan University. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is consistently ranked among the top 5 dental schools in the country. After dental school, Dr. Allen practiced in San Diego for several years as a general dentist where he discovered his love for pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Allen then completed a General Practice Residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City. During this residency he received training in all phases of dentistry including hospital cases under general anesthesia, oral surgery, and rehabilitation of severe trauma cases.

He then went on to complete his Pediatric Dental Residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Allen received extensive and rigorous training at St. Barnabas Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma center. He has also received the hospital’s top research award while in residency for his clinical research in public health. He received training in treating special needs and medically compromised children at the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center.

Dr. Allen enjoys volunteering to help the underserved and has been on multiple international mission trips. He has also been invited to speak on topics in pediatric dentistry to international dentists at a NATO dental clinic.

Dr. Allen is proud to be an active member of the following organizations:

  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The California Dental Association
  • The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The San Diego Country Dental Society
  • The American Dental Association
  • The National Network for Oral Health Access
Dr. Nadia Bala


 

NADIA BALA, D.D.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

A Southern California native, Dr. Nadia is a highly accomplished Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. She also devotes some time to teaching pediatric dental residents and currently works part time as a clinical professor and lecturer at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Nadia graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Irvine. Afterwards, she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she met her husband Dr. Greg Allen. Dr. Nadia and her family are proud University of Michigan Wolverines, as almost everyone in her family attended the University of Michigan.

After that, Dr. Nadia and Dr. Allen moved to San Diego to begin their dental careers. Dr. Nadia worked for several years in various private offices and community dental clinics in San Diego County where her passion for treating children and special-needs patients blossomed.

Dr. Nadia went forward to pursue advanced specialty training in pediatric dentistry, which included training in sedation dentistry, dental trauma care, and the treatment of medically-compromised and special-needs patients. She completed her pediatric specialty training as Chief Resident at Saint Barnabas Hospital, a level one trauma center in New York City, and focused on special needs and medically compromised patients at the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Center in New York.

Dr. Nadia also volunteers her time and dental skills to help children in need. She loves working with children and has been on several international mission trips helping the underserved. She has also been an invited speaker and delegate at numerous dental conferences around the country.

Dr. Nadia is proud to be an active member of the following organizations:

  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The California Dental Association
  • The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The San Diego County Dental Society
  • The American Dental Association
  • The National Network for Oral Health Access