About Your Dentist
Dr. Simona Balan finished dental school in May 1999 from the University of Illinois (UIC). During her time in school, she knew it was important to study hard and keep her grades high. Her dedication to learning dentistry is what helped her study hard and push through successfully until she graduated. This dedication to dentistry would be recognized later in her dentistry career when she would be named America’s Top Dentist in 2009-2011. Dr. Balan is fluent in both English & German.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
“My mission as a dentist is to provide exceptional dental care, promote oral health, and create a comfortable, positive experience for all of my patients. I strive to educate and empower individuals to take control of their oral health and achieve beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.”
Education & Continuing Education
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine – Alton, Illinois
Bachelor of Science
Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, Illinois
Dr. Asante Ababio has additional training in clear aligner therapy.
Dr. Asante Ababio is a member of the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society.
Life & Hobbies
In addition to spending time with family and friends, Dr. Asante Ababio enjoys drawing, painting, playing musical instruments, and singing. A huge soccer fan, he spends most weekend mornings watching the English Premier League.