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Welcome to the office of Gary P. Balas, D.D.S.

Gary P. Balas, DDS
1430 North Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 259-4244


Extraordinary Care in a Comfortable Environment

At the office of Gary P. Balas, D.D.S., we provide the feel of a traditional family restorative dental practice with the contemporary services that meet your individual needs. We want you to feel comfortable in our practice and trust our team of professionals with all aspects of your oral health. We are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.

To provide you with the highest level of care, compassion, and results, we are proud to offer:

    • - General and preventive dental care
    • - Teeth whitening
    • - Crowns and bridges
    • - Tooth-colored fillings
    • - Sealants
  • Listening to your needs, goals, and concerns is a huge part of our plan to ensure your overall satisfaction with your dental experience. We have created a warm and comfortable setting and expect that each dental experience will be a positive one for you and your family. Please feel free to contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Balas today!

Serving Arlington Heights, IL (Illinois) and the northwest suburbs — Dr. Gary P. Balas is your general and restorative dentist, offering dental care for children, teens, and adults.

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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  • Laser Dentistry

    Lasers direct a controlled force of energy that can remove or alter bone and tissue. By applying varying wavelengths of energy, dental lasers are used to detect and treat a myriad of oral health issues, including detecting oral cancer and treating small cavities. There are two different types of dental ...

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  • Same-Day Crowns

    A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be crowned or “capped” so that it can look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum line up. Getting a crown used to mean multiple ...

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  • Digital X-Rays

    X-rays are one of the most important parts of a dental exam, and can help medical professionals detect problems long before they are visible to the naked eye, including early tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and abnormal growths. Benefits of Digital X-rays Easy to obtain Digital X-rays are obtained ...

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  • Intraoral Camera

    Slightly bigger than a pen, an intraoral camera is an innovative tool that can take up-close pictures of teeth, gums, and other hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Intraoral cameras can help dentists detect dental issues like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancers. Benefits of using an intraoral ...

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  • Jamie - Registered Dental Hygienist

    With the encouragement of my dentist I sought out a career in the dental field. I started working part time as a dental assistant before starting hygiene school. I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2013 and I joined Dr. Balas' team in August 2021. I've had the opportunity to make a difference in someone's overall oral health which gives me much joy in knowing I chose the right career. During my free time, I enjoy spending time traveling, and discovering new activities with my four children (while trying to keep up with their busy schedules)!

  • Joanna - Registered Dental Hygienist

    Joanna is originally from Poland and moved to the US in 2002. She attended the Dental Hygiene Program at Harper College and graduated in 2010. Joanna is passionate about educating her patients in proper oral health techniques to ensure they live a healthier lifestyle. Outside of dentistry she enjoys biking, hiking and exploring places with her husband and two children.  

  • Ari - Financial Coordinator

    My career in dentistry started almost 10 years ago, and I have been with Dr. Balas since December 2018. I am passionate about working closely with our patients and assisting them with finances when making major decisions about their dental health. Being a part of their dental treatment journey and seeing the transition in their smile is such an honor. When I am not in the office, I love spending time with my husband and my two kitties - Pepper & Sinead. I also enjoy cooking, jigsaw puzzles, and mini golf.

  • Sarah - Dental Assistant

    Sarah has been a dental assistant for over 15 years, and joined Dr. Balas's team in June of 2021. She is very passionate about the dental field, and enjoys getting to know our patients. Her main goal is to make sure each and every patient is receiving quality care and attention. Outside of the dental office, Sarah attends school part-time to fulfill her goals of becoming a dental hygienist, running, and spending time with friends & family. She also has a daughter in high school who is a talented artist and musician. 

  • Stephanie - Scheduling Coordinator

    I have been in the dental field since 2016. I started out as a dental assistant and later a surgical assistant. In June 2020 I moved to the area and I joined Dr. Balas team exploring dentistry in a new role. I enjoy working at the front desk connecting with patients and helping schedule them on their way to their perfect smile! When I am not at work, my husband and I enjoy traveling, walking outside and watching true crime/drama shows with my cat, T.

  • Gary P. Balas

    Each day I come in to work, I have the opportunity to enhance the lives of my patients by providing high-quality, advanced dental care. Dentistry can have such an impact on people's lives. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DENTIST HERE.

  • Janeth - Dental Assistant

    With over 15 years of experience in the dental field, I began working alongside of Dr. Balas in 2018. I fell in love with the clinical aspect of dentistry, and especially enjoy seeing the benefits of the dental care we provide to our patients. I am happy knowing that I have helped people gain confidence in their smile and overall oral health. In my free time I enjoy trying new things, yoga,  working out, gardening, and spending time with my family. 

  • Beth - Registered Dental Hygienist

    My dental career began in 1988 when I graduated from Marquette University. I joined Dr. Balas in 1994 and have been a team member ever since. Over the years I have met so many families from our community and I am honored that they have trusted me to help them live a healthy and pain-free life. I strive to give each patient the individual care they deserve and a smile they can be proud of. I am grateful to be a part of an office that strives to be better every day and truly cares about our patients. My husband and I have lived in Arlington Heights for almost 30 years we we have raised our 3 daughters.

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