Newark Dentists
Christiana Pleasant Dental in Newark

Quality Dentistry - 302-738-3666

72 Omega Drive, Bldg D, Newark, DE, 19713


Our Team

Puja Balchandani, DDS - Newark Dentist

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Dr. Balchandani is a general and cosmetic dentist. She is married and has a four year old daughter. Dr. Balchandani graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery with distinction from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 2002. She then pursued a Residency followed by an Advanced Fellowship in general dentistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut. Since finishing her residency/fellowship in 2004, she has had a very successful career as a general dentist in New Jersey. Her previous practice was a state of the art, multidisciplinary practice where she learned to integrate the latest technological advances in dentistry with her superior diagnostic and restorative skills. Her previous practice was voted “Best of Vineland, NJ Dentists” for many years in a row. She is very committed to her patients in Delaware and hopes to integrate all her previous knowledge with her kind, caring attitude to provide the best treatment possible to the community. She also loves seeing children in her practice and jokes that “no child is more difficult to handle then her own 4 year old”. Dr. Balchandani travels all over the country to seek out the best continuing education courses and has taken 100’s of hours of CE already. She plans to educate herself and keep up to date with dental technology until the day she retires. Dr. Balchandani has been practicing dentistry for 10 years, and loves her profession. Her practice philosophy is “to provide high quality dentistry, at an affordable price, in a caring and relaxed environment”. Dr. Balchandani is a member of the American Dental Association, the Delaware State Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, watching movies and traveling in her free time.

"I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort. We welcome you to our advanced dental office in Newark. It is my pleasure to address all your questions and concerns." - Dr. Balchandani

Nitchel Bastien, DMD

Dr. Nitchel Bastien originates from Long Island, New York.
She developed a passion for dentistry after her brother was diagnosed with aggressive periodontal disease at the age of 17. Witnessing his journey to oral rehabilitation cemented her decision to enter the dental profession.

Upon graduating from Boston College with a degree in comparative literature and a pre-dental concentration, she pursued her dream of becoming a dentist by enrolling at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ and graduating with honors in 2014. While in dental school, she served as President of the National Dental Association- New Jersey student chapter and organized numerous community service events to promote oral health.

After dental school, Dr. Bastien completed a post-graduate General Dentistry Residency at Christiana Care Health Systems in Delaware where she was able to hone in her skills in many aspects of general dentistry such as pediatrics, cosmetics, endodontics, restorative crown and bridge, complete and partial dentures as well as implant dentistry.

Dr. Bastien believes that treating patients is a privilege and her mission is to provide high quality and comprehensive dental care to all. She strives to advance her dental training and has already completed extensive post-graduate courses in endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and implants. Dr. Bastien is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Delaware State Dental Society and the Academy of General dentistry.

Dr. Bastien is committed to community service and participates in a yearly dental mission trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. She is fluent in French, Haitian, Creole, Spanish, and is currently studying Polish. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, reading, dancing, playing the violin, yoga and exploring Delaware.

Our Staff

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.
Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

Our hygienists have over 20 years of experience and are extremely gentle and very knowledgeable about periodontal issues.