Dr. Balk earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, after receiving her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the American Dental Association and PENN Alumni Association.
Dr. Balk had been a practicing General Dentist for the past eight years, with the last three years spent practicing in Boston. Boston magazine has recognized Dr. Balk in their Top Dentists issues for three consecutive years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Doctors receiving this distinction were voted by their peers.
Dr. Balk knew from a young age that she was interested in becoming a Dentist, after visiting her General Dentist for routine check ups and after having braces. At each visit she watched and observed, and was fascinated to learn that individuals in this profession can help others feel better, make them smile, and help bring back their self confidence. She enjoys all aspects of Dentistry and is committed to ensuring that each patient she comes into contact with leaves happy and content. Her greatest satisfaction is in knowing that she is able to help patients through restorative dentistry, which helps them feel better and helps restore their self confidence.
Originally from Port of Spain, Trinidad, where she was born, raised and received her education through secondary school, Dr. Balk has lived in Philadelphia and Boston. She recently relocated to Florida with her husband, two children and their cat.
During her spare time, Dr. Balk enjoys baking, biking, dancing, music, swimming, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She loves to travel, and enjoys learning about different peoples and cultures.