About Us


Joseph Balice, DDS

Dr. Balice is passionate about learning and new technology. He graduated from Loyola Dental School in 1989, and then completed a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He strives to expand his knowledge of new materials and techniques through continuing education. He attends courses in excess of the annual required amount. He is also a certified Invisalign provider.

Committed to Excellence

Dr. Balice believes staying active in professional organizations is a wonderful way to share ideas with colleagues and keep current on new developments in dentistry. He’s a member of the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

A Local Boy

Dr. Joe grew up on the northwest side of Chicago, which probably explains the fact he’s a Cubs fan and a hockey enthusiast. He loves photography and is involved with a variety of kids activities and sports. He and his wife Caterina live in the suburbs with their three children.

Meera Mahajan, DDS, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

Over 25 years of experience in the Western Suburbs

Having been raised in a family of numerous medical and dental professionals, I was drawn to dentistry as a child. As I approached graduation from Loyola Dental School I realized that I wanted to continue to advance my education and specialize in Prosthodontics, earning a masters degree. I enjoy all facets of dentistry for all ages. My most valuable reward is improving smiles!

While managing my own practice I have continued to commit myself to education. Since 1975 I have been an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois specializing in restorative and prosthodontic dentistry. Attending the prestigious LVI Institute I was additionally awarded an advanced certificate in Anterior Aesthetics.

To see my students at the University of Illinois become successful is one of my greatest rewards!

In memory and honor of my late husband and a board member, I have established a scholarship for architectural students at the University of Illinois.

I am an avid patron of the Performing Arts and travel.

Our Hygienists

  • Gerry, CDA, RDH, MS
  • Nadine, CDA, RDH, MS
  • Peggy, RDH

The Dental Hygienists of La Grange Dental Associates comprise three of the most uniquely experienced dental clinicians. Their cumulative background comprises a profound amount of knowledge and skill including instruction of both dental hygiene students and dental students, performing sealants with the local public health department, teaching local anesthetic to dental hygienists, public dental health education, and have written multiple educational articles pertaining to oral health.

This combined team is committed to providing you with excellent oral health care. We promise to provide each patient with the highest standard of quality care. We are Illinois licensed registered dental hygienists, certified in CPR, and licensed to provide localized anesthesia.

Our services include:

  • Periodontal assessment of gum tissue
  • Removal of plaque and tartar on teeth
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Fluoride application
  • Pit and fissure sealants
  • Polishing teeth
  • Personalized oral hygiene instruction