Gregg K. Balis, DDS
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Dr. Glenn Huddleston has been practicing dentistry in the Palm Springs area since 1989. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Revelle College at the University of California San Diego. In 1989, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He continues to expand his knowledge base by attending monthly meetings with specialty groups throughout the region.
Dr. Huddleston is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Tri-County Dental Society. He is a former assistant board examiner for the California Dental Board.
Dr. Huddleston has been married for over thirty years and has two grown children. He wants to continue to provide comprehensive dentistry to the community as it grows; meet more interesting people and provide for their dental needs. He has been nominated as one of Palm Springs Life’s Best Dentists group over the past 10 years.
Meet Our Team
Our experienced, competent team is eager to provide you with first-class dental care to meet your needs and help our dentists provide you with a healthy, lifelong smile. We strive to offer top-rate dentistry in Palm Desert, California, and across the Coachella Valley, and we offer our services in English and Spanish to promote professional, thorough communication with you and your family. Contact us today; we would love to hear from you!
Jason Garza – Doctor’s Assistant
Jason is one of new members of our dental team. He is completing his bachelor’s degree in business, but has nine years of experience in finance, with a background in advising and lending. Jason enjoys being able to contribute to the future success and growth of Gregg Balis DDS by building lasting relationships with our patients. Away from work, Jason enjoys spending time with his loved ones, and is huge fan of the Dodgers and Cowboys. He also enjoys concerts and movies and when time permits, getting away to the great outdoors!
Brittanie Somday – Front Desk
Brittanie is one of the newest members of the Gregg Balis DDS family. She graduated from La Quinta High School and received her associate degree from Front Range Community College. Brittanie appreciates the experience she is getting at our office, and always has a positive attitude. Brittanie is close to her mother, and when she is not at work, she enjoys fishing.
Elizabeth Tamayo – Receptionist/Front Desk
Elizabeth has worked at Gregg Balis DDS for a little more than a year. She has an associate degree and is working on a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She always enjoys establishing connections with our patients and delivering friendly service to them, whether they are on the phone or in the office. When she is at work the office, you can find Elizabeth exercising, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Noreen Zapata – Receptionist
Noreen has been with Gregg Balis DDS since 2004. For Noreen, the practice is more like a family, since everyone has worked together for so long; and each of our patients is a member of that family. She values the caring atmosphere and quality dental treatments we provide. Noreen brings her extensive knowledge of dental procedures and insurance to our office. She makes our patients feel comfortable by helping them to understand their treatments and related matters.
Claudia Perez – Registered Dental Hygienist
Claudia has been a member of the Gregg Balis DDS team for three years. Claudia graduated from dental hygiene school in 2014. Prior to that, she was a registered dental assistant for 14 years. In fact, she still holds an RDA license! For Claudia, the most important thing about being a part of Gregg Balis DDS is that the work is about quality and not quantity. She has been married for 14 years to her high school sweetheart, and has two daughters, ages twelve and nine. When she is away from the office, Claudia enjoys yoga and spending time with her family.
Trisha Perkins – Registered Dental Hygienist
Trisha has been with our office for just over a year. She studied dental hygiene at Santa Rosa Junior College, where she received awards for her perfect attendance and for being an outstanding clinician. She was also given the Tri-County Dental Hygienist’s Society Award. Trisha is happy to be a part of a great dental team always makes good use of her time. Trisha makes sure that the needed medications and equipment are always on hand, and that she diagnoses and schedules our patients for their re-care appointments. Trisha comes from a large family and has four sisters and one brother. She likes to relax by painting and playing soccer.
Debbi Wheelock – Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbi has worked at Gregg Balis DDS for over 15 years. She graduated from dental hygiene school in 1978 and received the Director’s Award. She loves the people she works with and the patients at our office and brings her wonderful personality and her strong sense of loyalty to work with her each day. Debbi is the mother of twins, a boy and a girl, and in her spare time she enjoys dancing and photography.
Angela Ameris – Dental Assistant
Angela has been with us for three years. What she enjoys best about Gregg Balis DDS is that we are genuinely caring team that helps our patients maintain good oral health and educates them about caring for their smiles. She also loves getting to know the people in our valley. Angela is a knowledgeable and confident professional. She strives to make sure that every patient understands their treatment so that they will feel confident with their care decisions. She wants to ensure that every patient enjoys their dental experience, and perhaps even forget that they are in the chair!
When not taking care of her patients, Angela works nights and weekends as a server at a restaurant in Palm Springs, and enjoys family, friends, and getting out of town.
Patty Moreno – Dental Assistant
Patty have been a part of our dental family for nine months. She appreciates the well-organized office at Gregg Balis DDS, and the kind and professional staff. Patty makes sure that she provides the best care possible to our patients and makes them feel welcome and comfortable during their visits. When she is not at the office, Patty can be found riding dirt bikes!
Ileana Reyes – Dental Assistant
Ileana has been with our practice for almost three years. She attended Dental Assistant School at Kaplan College and was hired immediately after her internship in 2012. For Ileana, the best part of working at Gregg Balis DDS is her amazing coworkers who have become like family. She looks forward to being on time to work every day and giving her best effort. Her husband works for the CVWD and when Ileana is not at work, she enjoys traveling and learning how to shoot with her husband. She also loves spending time with her nephews. One of the goals she and her husband have set is to have their own family business.
Brenda Vasquez – Registered Dental Assistant
Brenda has been a part of our team for 14 years. She graduated from her dental assistant program with a 4.0 GPA and considers herself fortunate to have had a retired dentist for an instructor. She has been married for 11 years and has a 10-year-old girl and six year-old boy