Dr. Chelsea Balderson has wanted to be a dentist since childhood having grown up around her stepmom’s practice in Arlington, Virginia. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry. She completed a two year residency program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center following which she returned to her Northern Virginia roots to embark on her lifelong passion of practicing dentistry by opening up her own practice in Falls Church. Dr. Balderson recognizes the anxieties that many people experience with a visit to their dentist, so she strives to provide exceptional customer service combined with quality treatment. Her nurturing treatment philosophy allows her to work well with children and patients with special needs. Her goal and passion is building lifelong patient relationships. Dr. Balderson is local to the Arlington/Falls Church area and lives with her husband, Tyler who is also a Virginia Tech Hokie, and works in the Information Technology (IT) services industry. In her free time, she enjoys staying healthy with CrossFit and playing with their dog - Jimmy.
Compassionate, excellent care
I have been with Optimum Dental for about 8 years, and have seen a lot of changeover as the practice has changed hands several times. Dr. Balderson is hands-down the most compassionate dental practitioner I have ever worked with. Her exams are thorough, and she explains each thing as she does it. She gives me options for preventative care, when it's not covered by insurance. She gives detailed treatment plans, and options for completing them. I have extreme anxiety with dental procedures, and she and her assistants make sure that I'm comfortable and cared for during the entire procedure. Though their hours are restrictive, they have stayed late to finish my procedures, and have made themselves available by phone for anything that comes up after hours. At this point, I can say, without a doubt, that as long as I remain in this area, the inconvenience of the hours is FAR outweighed by the best dental care I have ever received.
Second appointment at Optimum Dental. Hope to make this my normal dentist. Practice is very high tech and slick. Prices seem reasonable. Incredibly thorough and clean. The staff are very friendly, easy to communicate with, and don't talk down to you.
Amazing, Clean, and Informative
Great staff and team! Jackie was my hygienist and she was knowledgeable and had a great attitude. Made me feel comfortable right away from how I was greeted. Dr. Balderson took the time to really get to know me and explain everything she was doing. Overall the best dental experience I've ever had and will be back.
very professional and friendliy , make me feel like home!!!
Get your teeth done here
Place is great. Everyone here is great. Rosie, Anna, Jesse, and the rest are extremely helpful and fun. Dr. B actually shows that she cares about your health. Recommended to go here, and that's the bottom line, because Stone Cold said so.
she was great.i like new team ..i see 3 new people...realy nice and frendly.
Rating top- Five stars
My visit today was the most outstanding ever that I have experienced in going to a Dentist Office for services-- What a Great Staff , Personable and caring to the patience --So family like---- I look forward to my next visit-
Professional staff that makes it easy for the patient
I've been a long term client who has always been happy with Optimum Dental. More than ten years now. On my recent visit, everything went as I expected with my regular visit as I went through x-rays, examination, cleaning and consultation. The staff was friendly and helpful in helping me decide what I should be doing with my own dental care.
Optimum Dental 8 years later
Very professional dental office near our house. The staff have always looked after my family's needs over the last 8 years. Dr Chelsea Balderson & all her people have my full confidence.
Gentle and Thorough Dental Care
Absolutely the most gentle and thorough cleaning I have ever experienced. Had two fillings replaced and never felt any part of the nova-cane injections. Procedure was smooth, suction was well maintained to ensure comfort throughout the work. Staff is very friendly. Dr. Balderson is fully competent and ensure patient comfort. Training as a pediatric dentist instilled techniques that benefit all patients.
Best cleaning and most thorough dental exam ever!
Kelsey was absolutely amazing! Best hygienist I've ever had. She was very detail oriented and I feel like my teeth have never been cleaner. Dr. Balderson is extremely professional and took the time to review each tooth and gave me a plan moving forward so I know exactly what to work on.
Extraordinary - dealt with emergency condition with expertice you rarely find
Dr. B saw me on short notice (I was not one of her usual patients - but that will change) due to my emergency condition. She quickly diagnosed a complex problem, no garden variety issue, proscribed a course of action that was well designed - after a quick consult with my oral surgeon who concurred with her recommendations. Her approach avoided other potential serious complications that could have arisen due to her experience in the field and that, in my opinion, others may not have appreciated . She is the best dentist I have encountered in 20 years. Her staff was also very pleasant and competent. Two thumbs up - I would give three if I had them!
This is a top of the line dental practice. Offic is lovely with new modern equipment. Dental hygienist is great. Dentist is fantastic and thorough. Cavity filling last time was a breeze. I feel fortunate to have found them!
Great customer service!!!
The staff is wonderful, attentive and the best dentist I've ever been to.
Caring, expert staff
This team has a wonderful balance of great expertise with a generous dose of kindness. No one I know likes having dental work done. Knowing the folks with the tools know what they are doing and have the time to show genuine interest in you is a great combination.
Knowledgeable, communicative, professional
Dr. Balderson and her team of listening and responding to the client. I was about 30 minutes late to my appointment but they adjusted quickly and managed to get the work (teeth cleaning) done anyway. When I objected to having x-rays taken, Dr. Balderson worked with me to help me see, by showing me my latest set, that in fact my latest x-rays lacked the precision to give an accurate picture of the state of my teeth. I agreed to have a full set of new ones taken and was surprised to find several of areas that needed work / watching. Dr. Balderson told me she'd put together (at no cost to me) a treatment plan which I could implement over a schedule designed to address the problems cost-effectively. She even found a way to discount the cost of the x-rays to something much more affordable. This was my second visit to her clinic; I have been impressed with both her and the staff each time. She's skilled, charming and effective - what more could one ask for?
Professional and caring service
Kelsey and Dr. Balderson are wonderful , making you feel at home and as relaxed as you can in a dental office. For me that is a huge deal. Thank you for taking the time and reassuring me through my visit.
High quality service in a professional & friendly atmosphere
I have been to Optimum Dental twice now in the last month and had an exceptional experience both times. The office is clean and inviting, and the staff is friendly and professional. My first visit was for a typical 6-month cleaning and the dental hygienist, Kelsey, was fantastic! Not only is she very outgoing and personable, but she made sure that I was comfortable throughout the appointment and took the time to explain what she was doing/what instruments were being used. I even got to see my x-rays as visual support for what I was being told about my teeth. I found this very helpful and it made me confident that I was in good hands. Kelsey is excellent at what she does and also has outstanding customer services skills. During a second follow-up visit, I was treated with the same care and expertise as the first. Dr. Balderson is extremely knowledgeable—an expert in her field. You can sense her passion for what she does as she cares for patients. She will do whatever she can to provide high quality service and make her patients comfortable. Despite having recently moved about 45 minutes west of the practice, I fully intend to continue to visit Optimum Dental as the drive is absolutely worth it!
Great service - great dentist!
I had to get a cavity filled. It was one of the most pleasant dental visits I've ever had. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Dentist is fantastic and did a great job. I felt comfortable the entire time. I will definitely go back and will recommend this practice to everyone.
Great and professional service, as always!
Every time I go to my dentist they are always friendly and polite. They love there jobs and it really shows on the quality of work they do, it's phenomenal. I highly recommend them!
Amazed by the detail of care and professionalizism. Never have I experience this level of service before. Love them and I would highly recommend their service.
I absolutely hate going to the dentist... They are very patient and understanding!!!!
My family and I have been customers of Optimum Dental for years. The staff is always professional and the office environment is always inviting. They genuinely care about our dental health.
Professional and friendly
This was my first visit to this dentist. All the staff were very professional and worked well together. Dr. Gupta was very nice and explained in detail the follow up work that is needed. I will definitely use them to get my future dental work done.
Friendly, professional office
I don't always see the same dentist but they are all very good. The receptionist is very nice too. I have not always been pleased with the dental assistants. Some speak very heavily accented English and are hard to understand. The assistant who worked today was not experienced. She was sloppy and inept at suctioning, polishing and brushing. She actually sprayed me with water at one point. Then I had to remind her to floss. She struggled with that. When i got home I found glops of paste in my hair and had polish gritting in my mouth. But she was very sweet. She should do well with a little more training and supervision.
Six month ago got an appointment on 06.17.25 at 5.00 pm. Your end also sent two e mails and I conformed above date. On 06.16.15 dental office called to me, we are closed wendsday of 06.17.15 and my new appointment date is 06.18.15 at 5.00pm. This is for your information. Thanks
Dr. Gupta was great in every way, and her assistance was very helpful. I can't thank them enough. I will stick to Optimum Dental as long as I live and they provide service in the area. Why switch dentist when you are treated in the very best way possible?
I dished every dental offices I dealt with in the past to retain Optimum Dental for the last 3 years. The equipment is up to date, the staff is very courteous, the DOCTOR is hands-on for the dental cleaning...and the price is more than fair. To put it simply, no one will ever regret being treated by Dental Optimum! Referred persons will appreciate everything. It's a discovery!
Fantasic, Gentle & Professional
I had a great and painless experience. Dr. Gupta was top notch.
Great experience for 2 kids!
It was great. We are very lucky that we have this dentist.
Wonderful first visit!
This was my first time in this dental office and everyone was very pleasant. I waited less than 5 minutes before being taken back to get my exam and x-rays and the dental assistants and Dentist were very thorough and had wonderful bedside manners. Very friendly and informative. Definitely would recommend them!
This was my first visit to this practice. They were sensitive, patient and listened. I will definitely continue here.
I was so impressed with my dental appt yesterday. I am so nervous about dentist visits in general. But I was put at ease right away. And, felt zero pain during all the drilling & filling! I'm so much less apprehensive than I was. I have several more procedures needed in order to get my teeth as healthy and nice as possible, and this is where I will stay. Thanks for the great service & dentist!
What a wonderful visit with Dr DeVito. She is such a terrific asset to Optimum Dental....
This was my first visit to Optimum Dental. Everything went very smoothly. Everyone was very informative throughout the procedure. I only had my teeth cleaned and I was suprized to see that the Dentist acutally did the cleaning. She went over all my concerns and explained everything as she went along. I had a very bad experience with my last visit to the dentist and was a little nervous but all the people involved did a very good job.
Dr. Punaji is a first-rate dentist. She has excellent "bed-side" manner and manages to make every visit comfortable and painless. In addition, the rest of the staff I've encountered at Optimum Dental are courteous and professional.
Came in for exam and cleaning. Everything turned out as expected. Problems with teeth were noted and a plan was made to correct. I was done in an hour. FLOSS regularly! I'm so bad at this but I feel better when I do.
Thank you for the great job you did today. Best wishes to Dr. DeVito, and my wife and I are wishing her a great vacation in Italy this August! Best, Roy and Ann
Everyone was professional & friendly. Very calm atmosphere in the office. Liked Dr.Devito a lot!
I had a very good experience at Optimum Dental. I did not wait long, they called me back for my appointment on time and the doctor was extremely nice, helpful, and informative. She explained every step of what she was doing and she also explained the causes of the issue I was experiencing. I would definitely recommend Optimum Dental! Thank you!
Have always received excellent service and attention from Dr. Kaur and staff. They always go the extra mile to attend to our concerns and needs with a smile. Not to mention we've never had a problem setting appointments and visits.
I have always received very personalized service starting from the front desk to the treatment room. My dentist is truly an expert in dental care and her team is exceptional.
I was very satisfied with every aspect of my visit to Optimum Dental, no complaints. Everyone was very professional and very friendly.
Everyone that works here is so nice. Whenever I go here I never have to wait for my appointment: only doctor I have ever been to that is on time.
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