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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

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  • Root Canal Treatment

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  • Fillings

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  • Veneers

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  • Same-Day Crowns

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joanna P

    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.  

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