meet The Staff

Dr. James Oh DDS MICOI  

Dr. Oh is a California native. Born and raised in Southern California, he graduated from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, and is a second generation dentist. He chose this career because it fulfills his two greatest passions: science and art. He raised his family on the Monterey Peninsula and spent 20 years practicing in Carmel and Monterey.

In his spare time, Dr. Oh enjoys golf, tennis, snow skiing, playing the piano, and composing. He believes that practicing dentistry is a privilege because it gives him the opportunity to see the joy of transformed lives. He is blessed to have a beautiful and talented wife and two lovely daughters. He is proud to make Scottsdale their home.


Dr. Erin Balaban, DMD

Dr. Balaban relocated to Arizona shortly after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental medicine. She pursued dentistry to develop a skill set that could be used to help people all over the world. She has been practicing for over 5 years and is a lifelong student of the field. 

Dr. Balaban is committed to minimally invasive dentistry and believes in individualized comprehensive treatment planning. She has been affiliated with ADA, AGD, IAOMT, and AzDA. 

Outside the office, Dr. Balaban enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Duke and Dallas, as well as playing tennis. She enjoys running and plans to complete her 9th half marathon this coming year. She loves to volunteer within her community and will also be completing a medical mission trip to rural Kenya in early 2024.

Dr. Balaban feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Oh and the entire team at Advanced Dentistry and Implant Center of Scottsdale.

Michele, Office Manager

Welcome to Advanced Dentistry and Implant Center! Michele, our office manger, has over 31 years of experience in all areas of the dental industry.  She keeps the office running smoothly, with help from both her degrees in business management and business economics, to assure our patients have an amazing dental experience!

Outside of the office, She enjoys learning how to golf, lounging by the pool with a good book, kayaking, and everything else by the water! She has 3 adult children, 2  grandchildren, and 2 cats that she loves dearly! 

Cindy, Front Desk

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Pam, Registered Dental Hygienist

Pam graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and has been practicing since 1985. She started her professional career in dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona. But, after 5 years, she decided she needed a change in climate and moved to California. There she met Doctor Oh and has been by his side ever since. 

Pam enjoys her career as a Dental Hygienist because it helps people have a clean and healthy mouth, improved general health, along with a happy smile. She wakes up every morning looking forward to meeting new patients and helping them all with their dental health. Both Pam and Dr. Oh coincidentally decided to move to Arizona at the same time and have continued working together! She is thrilled to be able to work with Dr. Oh and Dr. Balaban as she has aways admired their work ethic and skill.

When Pam is not working, she enjoys hiking and bike riding with her husband. And, when the weather is warm, swimming and gardening are her go-to’s! 


Rebecca,  Registered Dental Hygienist 

Becky has been in dentistry for over 28 year. She was also a dental assistant before achieving her dental hygiene license.  She became a dental hygienist in order to help her patients with their oral-systemic dental connection needs.  Making relationships with each patient on an individual basis is something she always looks forward to! 

Outside of the office, she enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with her 2 bernadoodles! She has 3 beautiful grandchildren, 2 live in California and 1 lives in Michigan. She loves spending time with them and creating ever-lasting memories! 

She looks forward to working along all the staff here at Advanced Dentistry and Implant Center!


Shirley, Lead Dental Assistant

Shirley is our lead dental assistant. She loves dentistry and has a very calming presence, which all patients appreciate. Her favorite part about being an assistant is seeing the look on our patient’s faces when treatment is finished and their radiant smiles! 

When she is not working in the office, she enjoys hiking Camelback Mountain or watching the newest movies! She is a big fan of Game of Thrones! 

Brenda, Dental Assistant

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