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