Meet Our Team

Meet Scarborough, ON Dentist: Dr. Gust Bal, DMD

4 Year Winner of Best Dentist in Scarborough

Dr. Gus Bal graduated from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. After graduating in 1994, he did a fellowship in Implant Dentistry at New York University. Dr. Bal completed training for IV Sedation at Duquesne University. He is continually expanding and updating his knowledge to offer superb dental care. Dr. Bal has been voted as “Best Dentist in Scarborough” by the Readers Choice Awards for the last four consecutive years, most recently in 2017. He takes a comprehensive approach to dental care and believes in active listening to understand patient’s concerns and smile goals. He then works hard alongside our caring team to personalize your treatment plan and achieve the smile of your dreams. Dr. Bal’s commitment to continuing education ensures he practices the latest techniques and procedures, and our dental office utilizes the best, cutting-edge technology and materials to ensure high-quality results that last with proper care and maintenance. Dr. Bal loves the profession of dentistry and particular enjoys changing patient’s lives, boosting self-esteem and redefining confidence through his skills and treatments. Passionate about always challenging himself to be the best dentist he can be, Dr. Bal treats every patient as he would like to be treated and is never truly finished until you’re happy and smiling.

Dr. Bal enjoys spending time with his children when away from the dental office.

Debbie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Debbie first joined our team two years ago, and she has 19 overall years of experience in the dental world. She attended Durham College (graduating with high honors) and then moved onto Oxford, where she was the Valedictorian of her dental hygiene class! She is certified in CPR, First Aid, and Invisalign and has worked in a variety of dental specialties, including 10 years in orthodontics, 12 in oral surgery, and 5 in pediatric care. She is a proud member of the ODAA and the CDHA. Her favorite part of the job is being able to educate patients about the relationship between dental health and overall personal health. She loves giving hygiene tips and tricks and seeing the improvements in patients over time.

Debbie is from Ajax, and she has a loving husband of 11 years, an adorable daughter, a charming son, and two energetic dogs. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, shopping, traveling to exotic places, Latin dancing, and watching home renovation shows.  Her friends and family say she’s an overachiever who frequently seeks new challenges to conquer. She likes to keep things interesting!

Carrie, Dental Hygienist

A Port Perry native, Carrie has been working in the world of dentistry for over a decade so far! She loves spending her days around other people and helping them smile brighter.

Away from work, Carrie has been married to her loving husband for over 20 years, and they have two boys together. When she isn’t busy at the office, you can usually find her gardening.

Gene, Dental Hygienist

Gene may be new to our team, but her career in dentistry covers almost two full decades so far! What she enjoys most about being a hygienist is getting to help people achieve excellent oral health here at Bal Dental Centre.

Originally from the Philippines, Gene is happily married to the most wonderful man in the world, and they have three gorgeous children. In her spare time, you can often find her mountain biking, swimming, and watching movies with the whole family. She is very passionate about dentistry, her loved ones, and God above all things!

Niru, Registered Nurse

Niru joined us in early 2017 and brings over 7 years of nursing experience to our practice. She loves how her job enables her to help many different kinds of people, and she looks forward to it every day. She is a graduate of George Brown College in Toronto. Dedicated to education, she has received the Academic Pathway for Internationally Educated Nurses Graduate Certificate, the Interprofessional Collaborative Care Certificate, as well as special training in IV therapy and phlebotomy.

Niru is happily married and the proud parent of two lovely daughters. When she can, she enjoys traveling and gardening.

Cielomar, Lead Dental Assistant

Cielomar is originally from the Philippines, and she studied dental assisting at George Brown College. Today, she’s been working in the dental field for over three years now, with hopefully many more to come. What she enjoys most about her role at Bal Dental Centre is that she can help ease our patients’ fear or anxiety while also supporting them on their journey to smile confidently again!

Away from work, Cielomar has two amazing parents, two older brothers, a younger sister, a loving fiancé, and a big, gentle dog. When she isn’t busy caring for teeth, you can often find her watching movies, reading books, or playing her guitar. She also enjoys going on long drives and just exploring nature! Generally speaking, she strives to do her best in all aspects of life so that she won’t have any worries or regrets in the end.

Mae, Dental Assistant

Mae studied dental assisting at George Brown College and has been working in the field for a handful of years now. What she enjoys most about her job is providing a comfortable environment for patients during each procedure! She always goes the extra mile to educate them on dental health, techniques, and products that the doctor recommends.

Mae is originally from the Philippines, and she spends plenty of time with her mother, sister, and two dogs. As for personal hobbies, she likes to listen to music, walk through trails/dog parks, and read.

Samantha, Office Administrator

Samantha has been a member of our team for a handful of years now, and she never gets tired of working with different people each day! She always goes the extra mile to help both our patients and her colleagues tackle different organizational tasks so that no one has to worry about the little things and can stay focused on keeping smiles as healthy as possible.

Away from work, Samantha loves spending time with her supportive family and friends, cooking, and listening to music.