Both Chris and Nermin Ballinger attended the University of Pittsburgh Dental School, where they received their degree in Dental Medicine. After being stationed in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Marine headquarters, they took up residence in San Diego where they received significant advanced training in Oral Surgery and Root Canal Therapy. “We are glad that we had the opportunity to work with many top specialists, and I think it truly makes us better to know several techniques and outcomes, rather than to know just one way of treating a problem,” says Chris. “Being commissioned officers gave us the opportunity and discipline to understand that continuing education is the most important aspect of any dental practice – you must stay up to date,” says Nermin. She and Chris both served with the Marines overseas during Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
We have the most wonderful staff and enjoy making Dentistry Fun. We are most proud of taking the fear and pain out of dentisty. Whether we utilize secialized and buffered anesthetics, truly painless treatment is possible for your family. Our littlest patients appretiate the difference. So will you. In addition, we offer Nitrous Oxide to calm your anxiety.
As parents, we are especially attuned to the needs of parents of atypical children, and routinely see special needs patients, as well as medically compromised patients of all ages. We take the time necessary to discuss treatment options that will maintain your dental health, and we take great pride in our ability to see you in a timely manner. We value your time, and being on time is important to all of us. We are also concerned with keeping costs in line for families. “Dental care is very expensive, which prevents some families from looking after their teeth. Our goal is to make this easier and more affordable for everyone,” says Dr. Chris.
We share a philosophy that empowers patients and parents to make educated decisions about their care. We have a staff that believes in what we do for every patient and enjoys making dental care fun and informative. We look forward to years of building a relationship with you for the smile of a lifetime. We are now open at 705 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem and accepting new patients.