Balda Receives Doctorate

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Published on September 26 2013 6:59 pm
Last Updated on September 26 2013 6:59 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Christopher Balda of Effingham has graduated cum laude with a doctoral degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton.

Balda had the honor of being hooded with his doctoral sash by his father, Dr. Brian Balda, President of the SIU School of Dental Medicine Class of 1986.  He was the recipient of the Operative Dentistry Award from the Academy of Operative Dentistry and was awarded the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award, as well. 

Dr. Christopher Balda is currently a dentist at Balda Dental Office in Effingham with his fiance and his father.  The office is located at 401 East Washington and a new larger office is scheduled to open by 2014.