Dr. Joseph Ballenger, DDS | Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
After 30 years of practicing in Nampa at Ballenger Oral Surgery, Dr. Ballenger is thrilled to join Dr. John Malan and Dr. Tim O’Brien at Owyhee Oral & Facial Surgery. In combining practices, Dr. Ballenger will be able to continue to provide the first-class care that he is known for in the community.
Dr. Ballenger grew up in Idaho, graduating from Twin Falls High School. He attended and graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor of science in health science, cum laude. In 1983 he was accepted at Creighton University Dental School through the Idaho Dental Education Program. While at Creighton he was awarded many academic honors and graduated with a doctor of dental science, magna cum laude, and graduated first in his class. In dental school, Dr. Ballenger became very interested in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He applied and was accepted to attend the University of Kentucky Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program. This was an esteemed and respected Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program. Many of the faculty were national and international leaders in oral and maxillofacial surgery. While at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Ballenger scored in the 99th percentile on the OMSITE exam, which examines and compares all oral and maxillofacial surgery residents nationally.
In 1990, after his residency, Dr. Ballenger return to Idaho setting up practice in Nampa. He was the first full time oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Canyon County. During his 25 years in Nampa, he has been involved and lived in the community.
Dr. Ballenger is a member of:
- Western Treasure Valley Dental Society
- Idaho State Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Idaho Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Dr. Ballenger is a Diplomate of:
- American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- He is Board Certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery
He has served many positions in many of these organizations. Dr. Ballenger has served two years as the Chief of Surgery at Mercy Medical Center (St. Alphonsus-Nampa). He has been an examiner on the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB). Dr. Ballenger served five years on the Idaho State Board of Dentistry with one year as chairman. As you can see, Dr. Ballenger is dedicated to his community and profession.
Dr. Ballenger is married and has four adult children. He has many hobbies, including aviation and he is an avid outdoor enthusiast.