Dr. Arun Bala is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, and has been looking for a reason to get back to this great city ever since. Upon graduation from the UT Austin McCombs School of Business, Dr. Bala’s passion for helping others led him to teach math at an underserved high school in Houston for two years as a Teach For America corps member.
After fulfilling his commitment to TFA, Dr. Bala completed dental school at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York, where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Bala was excited to return to Texas to continue his education as a member of the orthodontic residency program at TAMU Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, where he earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology and a specialty certificate in orthodontics.Dr. Bala is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontics, the Southwest Society of Orthodontics, the Texas Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society.
Outside of the office, Dr. Bala and his wife Kelly enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, playing and watching sports (especially Longhorn football – Hook ‘Em!), and exploring all of the wonderful things Austin has to offer.Dr. Bala is honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the amazing team at Arboretum & Westlake Orthodontics. He is looking forward to inspiring confidence and improving the lives of his patients by helping them discover the full potential of their smiles.