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. Rana Ibrahim
Dr. Rana was born and raised in Egypt. She graduated from Alexandria University in 2016 before traveling to the United States for the advanced education program. She has always had a passion for healthcare professions, especially since her father is an internal medicine specialist; she grew up learning from him that helping a patient is the ultimate goal and purpose in the medical field. Inspired by the idea of caring for her own patients, she earned her dental degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, NJ in 2021.
Dr. Rana is fun and kind. She always strives to make the patient feel comfortable and at ease while in the dental chair. In addition, She makes sure that her patients are having a great and memorable dental experience. She pays attention to the small details in order to provide the best standard of care.
Dr. Rana used to play classical guitar which strengthened her artistic sense—an aspect she feels is closely related to her profession, which is both artistic and scientific.
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. Chungyu Chang
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. Min Seong Kim
Dr. Min Seong Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Upon moving to the United States, he began his academic career at Stonehill College and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Kim enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and graduated with a doctorate degree in dental medicine with honors in community oral health. His education also entails an advanced education in general dentistry awarded by the University of Maryland School of Dentistry; in addition, he was presented with the top resident award: ‘The Harry W.F. Dressel Jr. Award of Clinical Excellence in General Dentistry’.
Dr. Kim is proudly affiliated with the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Maryland Dental Association, the Baltimore Dental Society, the Korean International Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has also earned certifications in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, AIC Master Course Surgery by Hiossen, Allergen Botox and Dermal Fillers, and GAO International Live Surgery Training.
Joining our practice in August 2021, Dr. Kim has found his favorite part of the profession to be performing cosmetic dental procedures and restoring smiles with dental implants. With these treatments, patients can once again smile with confidence and enjoy the happiness, functionality, and improved quality of life that come with these life-altering procedures.
Outside of the office, Dr. Kim enjoys a number of athletic hobbies; these include golfing, playing hockey, and working out. Beyond these interests, he also enjoys giving back to the community he loves by performing community service.
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.