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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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  • Invisalign for Adults

    When you hear the word “orthodontics,” what comes to mind? Probably a young teenager whose teeth are covered by a latticework of metal. There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description. However, there now exists an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign® ...

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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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  • Smile Makeover

    Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting ...

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Invisalign for Teens

    There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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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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