Aged Care Dentistry was established in 2009, several years after Dr Bala graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Degree in Bachelor of Dental Science. Dr Bala attended schooling in Perth at Wembley Primary School and Churchlands Senior High School.Graduating over 10 years ago, Dr Bala started seeing elderly and difficult cases and developed an enjoyment and found these patients immensely rewarding. They were often cases other dentists felt were too hard or were hesitant to treat. After researching and attending a variety of Continuing Education Courses, Dr Bala was able to source the latest portable products and equipment to provide the same level of service where a person lived compared to if they attended a private dental surgery. He then gave up Private Practice and devoted his time solely on Aged Care Dentistry.
For Aged Care Dentistry, Dr Bala's primary focus is to help those who are unable to or find it difficult to go out to their own dentist. In particular those who have behavioural, medical or cognitive issues which makes treatment very difficult if not possible unless hospital transfer was required. Most of Dr Bala's patient have been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer disease in addition to other complex medical issues. Dr Bala was able to develop a technique and purchase materials and equipment which allows him to carry out nearly all treatments where a person lives including extractions, fillings, cleaning and dentures. Teaming up with a Mobile Anesthetist, Dr Bala is able to carry out treatment using local anesthetic, oral sedation and IV or 'twilight' sedation. The sense of reward and accomplishment in improving the quality of life of individuals gives Dr Bala the endless energy to attend Continuing Education Courses and purchase the latest equipment to carry out treatment to the highest possible standards including disinfection and sterilization. He is readily contactable for any questions or to discuss any cases often working early and finishing late.
Outside of work Dr Bala is married with 2 children. Gardening and outdoor activities with the family top the list in interests outside of Aged Care Dentistry, in addition to being a general sports enthusiast.