Meet Us

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Rene Alingog

Rene Alingog, DDS

Dr. Rene is a pediatric dentist with board certification, which means that he demonstrated exceptional written and clinical knowledge in testing with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a credential that is achieved by less than 38% of pediatric dentist in the U.S.

Dr. Rene graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and was awarded membership to the Tau Kappa Omega honor society for his academic achievements in the top 20% of his class. To further his education, he also attended UOP Advance Education for General Dentistry residency.

While working for private and public dental clinics, Dr. Rene discovered the joy of treating children. At St. Barnabas Hospital in New York, he trained in different aspects of pediatric dentistry, including care for special needs patients.

To stay involved in the latest advances in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Rene maintains active membership in:

Dr. Rene and his wife, Nhi Nguyen, reside in Chula Vista. They enjoy the outdoors, hiking, running, and walking by the lake and the beach.

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Nadia Bala

Nadia Bala DDS

A Southern California native, Dr. Nadia is a highly accomplished and experienced Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist. She also dedicates time to teaching pediatric dental residents and works part-time as a clinical professor and lecturer at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Nadia began her dental career by graduating with Honors in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Irvine. Afterwards she completed her dental education at the highly-ranked University of Michigan School of Dentistry, which is consistently ranked as one of the top ten dental schools in the country.

In San Diego, she worked for several years in some of the city's most distinguished private dental practices and community dental centers, where her passion for treating children and special-needs patients blossomed. Dr. Nadia went forward to pursue advanced training in pediatric dentistry, which included training in sedation dentistry, dental trauma care, and the treatment of medically-compromised and special-needs patients. She completed her specialty training at Saint Barnabas Hospital in New York City, and focused on special needs and medically compromised patients at the Rose F. Kennedy Center in New York.

Dr. Nadia’s hobbies include traveling, kayaking and enjoying the outdoors. She also volunteers her time and dental skills to help children in need. She loves working with children and is an invited speaker and delegate at several dental conferences around the country.

Dr. Nadia is an active member in the following organizations:

Pediatric Dentist Dr. Pat Andres

Patricio N Andres, DDS

As a Pediatric Dentist, Dr Pat believes he can make a difference in this world, one child at time, one tooth at a time. He realized his interest in dentistry while attending San Diego State University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr Pat left his native Southern California to attend dental school at New York University and graduated in May of 2000. It was during his Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY that his interest in caring for children grew. He went on to further his education and ability of caring for the dental needs of children by attending the Pediatric Dentistry residency program at St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY. Upon graduating in 2007, Dr Pat couldn't wait to return to his home in San Diego, CA to care and serve the dental needs of the children of San Diego. He also serves the dental needs of children in Henderson, NV. Dr Pat is very passionate about caring for the children that are entrusted to him, in both private practice and the various volunteer missions that he has taken part in.

In his time away from the dental office, Dr Pat enjoys having fun and laughing with family and friends, cooking, watching his favorite sports teams compete, watching tv and movies, snowboarding in the winter, playing golf year-round in Southern California, and traveling.

Dr Pat is involved in the following organizations: