Our Team

Dr. Bana Ball

Dr. Bana Ball is more than just a board-certified pediatric dentist. In fact, she is a mother of two young children, Nikou and Nila. She loves spending time with her little ones and her husband, Mark, a urologic oncologist at the NIH. Dr. Ball is a comedy enthusiast, a crossword and jigsaw puzzle fan, an adventure traveler, a nature lover, and an aspiring yogi.
Dr. Ball completed her residency training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland, serving as Chief Resident during her final year. As part of Dr. Ball’s residency training, she co-wrote the Guidelines on Restorative Dentistry for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, based on an extensive evidence-based review of the dental literature, giving her unparalleled expertise in dental materials.

After attending Centre College on a full academic scholarship and graduating summa cum laude, she received her dental degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, graduating at the top of her class. She worked as a general dentist for a few years after dental school, and it was during this time that she realized her passion for working with children. Returning to school for specialty training in pediatric dentistry became an easy choice, and she hasn’t looked back since. Dr. Ball considers it an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with caring for children.

Board Certified pediatric Dentist

What does it mean?

Dr. Bana Ball has completed the rigorous certification process by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Her certification displays her dedication to excellence in the field of pediatric dentistry and showcases her continued education, so you can rest assured that your children are receiving up-to-date, effective treatment from an expert who truly cares. All pediatric dentists (in contrast to general dentists or “family dentists”) have an additional 2-3 years of specialized training, but not all pediatric dental specialists are board certified. Board Certification shows a commitment to providing the highest level of care.

Individualized Care

At Shady Grove Pediatric Dentistry, we create treatment plans for every child based on their own personal dental profile. With a non-corporate, non-cookie-cutter approach to dentistry, your child will always see the same dentist for continuity of care. We work as a team alongside parents to provide evidence-based, minimally invasive, and conservative dental treatment options.

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What Makes Us Different

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Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

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Non-Corporate Dentistry

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Allergy Friendly

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Sensory Friendly

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Environmentally Conscious

Meet the team

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yolanda - dental assistant & smile maker

Yolanda is a native of Montgomery County. She began her career in pediatric dentistry in 2013 as front desk coordinator. Over time, she has also added dental assisting and oral radiography to her skill set. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is full of positive energy. If it weren’t for the mask, you’d see her constantly smiling from ear to ear, and you might just hear her singing along to Disney music.  Yolanda has a 13-year-old son, Hector, and 2 kitty cats, named Mike and Molly.

Yolanda’s hobbies include jigsaw puzzles, candle making, and going on hikes and being one with nature. Yolanda loves children, as they bring out her inner child, and she is eager to meet new little friends in her new position at Shady Grove Pediatric Dentistry.

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Krista - receptionist & patient care coordinator

Krista likes to think of her position as the office concierge. Her goal is to make sure that everyone who walks through our doors feels comfortable and welcome. She has worked in other fields before finally finding her home in pediatric dentistry. She adores children and is dedicated to their growth and development.

Krista has a son, Luke, who is 4 years old, and he is her whole world. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family, bike riding, reading books and making people laugh.

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Kayla - Pediatric Dental Hygienist

As a Registered Dental Hygienist, Kayla believes in taking the time to understand and care for the unique needs of every patient. After graduating from Salisbury University in 2013 with Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Kayla received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2015. Since graduating, Kayla has spent the past six years working solely in the pediatric dental hygiene field, realizing her passion for helping children overcome fears and enjoy coming to the dentist’s office.

Outside of the office, Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband and chasing after her toddler son. She enjoys reading, riding her Peloton, and all things Disney. Bringing smiles to her pediatric patients is something Kayla is most proud of, and she cannot wait to meet you and your children at Shady Grove Pediatric Dentistry.

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nay - dental assistant & patient care coordinator

Nay began her dental assisting career in 2016 in general dentistry. She recently moved to Maryland from Pennsylvania where she was also a Sunday School teacher for three years. She taught many children and had so much fun. Being introduced to pediatric dentistry has been a perfect fit for Nay. She believes in providing gentle care and is always compassionate. She loves seeing her patients happy.

Nay enjoys riding her bike and taking walks. She has two cats, Stormy and Ivy, and likes to play with them outside. Her hobbies include reading and baking cookies. She loves watching superhero movies like Spiderman!

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Giving Back: smiles for sick kids

Dr. Ball's commitment to children does not stop at the doors of the dental office. For every new patient that visits us, we sponsor a gift to a sick child via our partnership with the Hope for Henry Foundation. By bringing your child to us, you are contributing to this worthy cause. Check out hopeforhenry.org for more information.