Meet Dr. Balica

Introducing Dr. Ana Balica

Dr. Ana C. Balica graduated from the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry, with honors. After graduation, she was invited to take a teaching position as a clinical Assistant Professor, supervising other dental students. She has been privately practicing as a Doctor of Dental Surgery since 1994, with a unique focus in the field of Biological (also known as Holistic) dentistry.

In February, 2022, Dr. Balica moved her office (after 20 years in Astoria) to a beautiful NEW LOCATION in Douglaston (Queens). Visit her at Naturally Healthy Dental, 241-20 Northern Blvd (cor. of Douglaston Pkwy), Douglaston, NY 11362. Telephone 718-631-3828. Dr. Balica is the largest Holistic dental center in Queens County, New York.

Dr. Balica is an experienced “mercury-free” and “mercury-safe” dentist. She is an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (, which requires advanced technical knowledge as well as documented clinical experience. Very few dentists have earned this special designation. Dr. Balica has also received training from the famous Dr. Hal Huggins, who was a recognized pioneer in the field of biocompatible dental materials and Holistic techniques. Dr. Balica’s opinion toward dental care is to always use the least toxic materials, proven by scientific evidence and research.

Dr. Balica is a preventive-oriented practitioner. She believes in identifying and treating the root cause of a problem, so it does not reoccur.  She is an excellent diagnostician and has helped many patients with long standing issues. She is gentle and respective of patients concerns, be they physical, emotional or financial. Dr. Balica has generously donated her time and talents to indigent patients in crisis.

Dr. Balica is a proud member of many respected organizations:

Dr. Balica is continually educating herself in the latest dental therapies and techniques. She has accumulated hundreds of hours of post graduate education in a variety of dental disciplines.

Dr. Balica is married and enjoys spending her free time in the outdoors with her family. She is an ardent supporter of animal rights and has two lovable cats. She is a strong advocate for protecting the environment.

Dr. Ana Balica can be reached at her office, Naturally Healthy Dental, 241-20 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY 11362. Telephone 718-631-3828. Located just 5 minutes from the Cross Island Pkwy, LIE & LIRR (Douglaston Station – Port Washington Branch). FREE easy parking nearby. Wheelchair accessible.