Meet The Doctors
Dr. Alexandre Balaci
Dr. Alexandre Balaci was raised in Binghamton, NY, and completed his undergraduate studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. For the first two years after residency, Dr. Balaci was an associate surgeon in Binghamton, NY. Dr. Balaci opened his private practice office in Lebanon, PA, and has continued to participate in the medical and dental communities of Lebanon, Hershey, and Wyomissing in a private practice limited to the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Balaci is a founding partner of Balaci Oral and Facial Surgery, P.C. He is also part of the team at Good Samaritan Hospital and St. Joseph’s Medical Center. His clinical interests lie within the fields of facial aesthetics and dental implant reconstruction.
Learn more about Dr. Balaci’s Oral and Facial Surgery specialty at jawcare.com.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Hobart College in Geneva, NY, he entered dental school at Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dental Medicine in 1983. Upon graduation, Dr. Balaci obtained multiple awards in science and surgery and received a DMD degree. Completing his training, Dr. Balaci attended a residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, NY.
Dr. Balaci is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Society of Dental Anesthesia.
Aside from Dr. Balaci’s professional life, he is an avid tennis player and enjoys time with his wife, Lisa. They are the proud parents of three children: Alexandra, Aydan, and Nicholas.
Dr. Brianna (Lockett) Johnson
Dr. Johnson has always had a passion for helping others. With a patient-first belief system and a passion for excellence, Dr. Johnson enjoys perfecting her skill set and educating her patients on their oral health to achieve amazing results. She goes the extra mile to understand her patients, explain treatments in detail, and addresses any concerns to ensure they feel as welcomed and as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Johnson comes to Balaci Dental Group after practicing general dentistry in Greenville, South Carolina. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Johnson moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. She feels honored to serve her local community and offer the most current dental care available. Ultimately, Dr. Johnson believes helping patients achieve a beautiful smile is truly the most rewarding experience.
Dr. Johnson has made great efforts to strive for high scholastic achievement, having received numerous academic honors and even won the state title for Oratorical Interpretation during her junior year at Cardinal Mooney High School. Dr. Johnson graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Youngstown State University in 2012. She went on to receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry, graduating in 2016.
When Dr. Johnson is not perfecting smiles, she enjoys baking, visiting new places, and spending quality time with her family.
Dr. Chang was born and raised in Taiwan and has lived in California since he was a teenager. He attended undergrad at the University of California, San Diego, and graduated from dental school at the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. Dr. Chang went into dentistry because he was interested in a career in healthcare and participated in a dental clinic program during his undergrad, where he volunteered as a dental assistant and provided free dental service to those in need. After that, Dr. Chang knew he wanted to go into the field of dentistry.
He attended school with Dr. Balaci’s daughter and when he visited Balaci Dental Group, he saw the amount of care that Dr. Balaci delivered to his patients. Dr. Chang believes the most rewarding part about being a dentist is being able to help people. He wants patients to know he is approachable, kind, and likes to put them at ease when visiting the practice.
Dr. Mary Chen-Huang
Dr. Mary Chen-Huang was born in Venezuela and was raised in Los Angeles, CA. She joined Balaci Dental Group at the end of April 2020 and has enjoyed every minute of serving the patients and community. One of her favorite aspects about dentistry is seeing the transformed smile she can give patients, and how her patients want to show off their smile more often.
Dr. Chen-Huang achieved her bachelor’s in dental hygiene from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, USC in 2009. Following that, she earned her DDS in 2016 from the same university. She is a certified Invisalign provider.
Dr. Chen-Huang is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
When she is not at work, Dr. Chen-Huang loves to spend time with her family. She has two children and loves to travel and try new foods with them.