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. Dr. Balica has been the owner of Steinway Natural Dental since 2001, which 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 (www.iaomt.org), 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:
- Academy of General Dentistry www.agd.org
- Academy of Laser Dentistry www.laserdentistry.org
- International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology www.iaomt.org
- HUGGINS Alliance www.hugginsappliedhealing.com
- Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome (DAMS) www.amalgam.org
- American Association of Women Dentists www.aawd.org
- International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists www.iamsd.com
- The Humane Society of the United States www.humanesociety.org
- National Wildlife Federation www.nwf.org
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, Steinway Natural Dental, 3149 Steinway Street (between Broadway & 31st Avenue), Astoria, New York 11103. Telephone 718-545-7175.