Dr. Malini Balachandran Iyer, DMD

Dr. Malini Balachandran Iyer, DMD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Malini Balachandran Iyer, DMD is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Bethesda, MD. She practices oral & maxillofacial surgery.Read her story

Maryland Oral Surgery Associates (Bethesda)

10401 Old Georgetown Rd Ste 206

Bethesda, MD 20814
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • EmblemHealth
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife

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Dr. Balachandran Iyer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Balachandran Iyer "Dr. Iyer is an exceptionally talented Board-Certified Oral Maxillofacial surgeon with five years of private practice experience. She is particularly focused in the areas of dental implants, pathology, and dento-alveolar as well as orthognathic surgery. She received her Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the University of Texas Health Science Centers School of Medicine, and completed her residency as Chief Resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the same facility. Prior to that she obtained her Doctorate in Dental Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Iyer was initially drawn to medicine to work with and help other people, a quality that is clearly demonstrated by her warm and compassionate personality. She initially chose dentistry because it represents an intersection of healthcare and artistry. Living in Northern Virginia with her husband and two sons, Dr. Iyer enjoys reading, travel, and hiking with her family. She and her sons are avid cooks, and are constantly broadening their horizons with new cuisines and recipes. Her involvement with the community is inspiring. As a coach for the Odyssey of the Mind program (a competition that encourages out of the box thinking from Kindergarten to High School) she uses her experience to help children develop valuable creative and reasoning skills. Dr. Iyer also volunteers at local homeless shelter and has participated in events such as Mission of Mercy."
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1  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

3  Conditions Treated

10  Procedures

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  • University of Pennsylvania - D.M.D
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - University of Texas Health Science Centers School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Member
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Dr. Balachandran Iyer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balachandran Iyer to family and friends
58 total reviews (56 have comments)

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Dr. Balachandran Iyer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (56)

I had a great, and painless, week of healing from wisdom teeth extraction.
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upon arrival, Heather was very professional and treated me with a very warm greeting. The staff did a wonderful job and Dr. Iyer did a fantastic job in removing my tooth.
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From the first conversation, I felt confident in Dr. Iyer. She clearly explained the diagnosis, what needed to be done, the process, etc. She conducted the procedure perfectly and the recovery has been as smooth as possible. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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Office is clean, people are friendly, and there is no doubt everyone knows what they are doing. Very happy with my surgery.
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Dr. Iyer is approachable and makes visiting the oral surgeon as relaxing as possible. She explains procedures very clearly. Her staff is also extremely helpful.
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