Dr. Nicola Malik
Dr. Malik graduated from the prestigious Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC). At USC, she was a founding member and President of the Student Professionalism and Ethics Club, now a national organization known as SPEA. After graduation, the University honored her contributions by adding her name to the annual award for ethics and professionalism, now known as the Clifton O. Dummet/ Nicola Malik Ethics Award.
Dr. Malik has a caring touch, a graceful chairside manner, passion for health and service, and refined artistic skills which she applies daily to her dental work.
When asked what she strives for in dentistry, Dr. Malik responds:
“In dentistry, as in much of life, there is little more important than balance. We are concerned with overall health just as much as we are concerned with a beautiful smile. We look for symmetry, but we also embrace variety. We provide clinical excellence, and we build relationships. We have systems and standards of care but maintain flexibility for individual needs. We strive to be efficient, organized, and tranquil, yet we still love to laugh and have fun with our patients. This is why we are known as Balance Dental.”
In her spare time, you can find Nicola taking courses in dentistry and massage, dancing, biking at the beach, and otherwise enjoying life with her teenage daughter.