Dr. Steven Balandran Has Achieved the Prestigious Status of Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Dr. Steven Balandran

Houston, TX – Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery proudly announces that Dr. Steven Balandran has achieved the prestigious status of Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as of March 2024. This esteemed recognition is awarded to surgeons who demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism, knowledge and skill in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Balandran’s commitment to excellence is evident in his extensive educational background and dedication to his practice. With a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas, a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, and a medical degree from the McGovern Medical School in Houston, Dr. Balandran brings a wealth of knowledge to his patients. His comprehensive training includes a 6-year residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at UTHealth Houston and a 2-year certificate in general surgery, enabling him to offer the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgical services.

The designation of Diplomate signifies that Dr. Balandran adheres to the highest standards of care, engaging in continuous education and training to ensure his expertise remains at the forefront of the profession. Patients at Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery benefit from his extensive surgical training, experience in safe and effective administration of sedation and general anesthesia, and proficiency in handling complications. They can also be assured of receiving care that utilizes the most advanced technology and comprehensive anesthesia monitoring.

David Hoffman, DDS, MD, a colleague of Dr. Balandran, expressed his admiration, stating, “Dr. Balandran’s achievement as a Diplomate is a testament to his relentless pursuit of excellence and dedication to patient care. His expertise not only enhances our practice but also ensures the highest level of safety and results for our patients.”

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Balandran is committed to giving back to the community, volunteering with organizations like Texas Mission of Mercy and Uplift Internationale to provide essential dental and surgical care to underserved populations.

As a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Balandran continues to set a standard of excellence within the profession, offering unparalleled care to his patients at Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

About Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery:

Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a team of dedicated surgeons specializing in the removal of wisdom and diseased teeth, preparation for and placement of dental implants, diagnosis and treatment of pathological and cosmetic problems, and the management of diseases and injuries of the face, mouth, dentition, jaws and neck. Our commitment to excellence ensures the highest quality care for our patients.

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