Meet Our Dentist in Troy and her Amazing Team

Putting patients first.

Meet Dr. Kristen Balutowicz

Photo of our dentist in Troy, Dr. Kristen Balutowicz and her family

Becoming a part of the dental team in Troy.

Dr. Balutowicz always knew she wanted to own her own practice, and spent several years looking for the right one. She wanted to purchase a practice from a dentist with whom she shared a similar philosophy and passion of providing high-quality dental care and an exceptional patient experience.

In the fall of 2015, she was fortunate enough to be asked to cover Dr. Victor Wittkowski’s medical leave. From day one, she knew she had found the perfect fit and immediately felt at home among the welcoming staff and friendly, personable patients.

Dr. Balutowicz officially took over the practice in April 2016 and strives to carry on the comfortable and professional environment that Dr. Wittkowski created.

The Inside Scoop on Your Dentist in Troy

Learn more about Dr. Balutowicz's experience and education with dentistry.

Experience
  • Completed undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan where she spent a semester abroad in Seville, Spain

  • Received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2010

  • Spent her early dental career as an associate in private practice and as a faculty dentist in the University of Michigan School of Dentistry Emergency Clinic

  • Enjoyed many weekends providing dental examinations to service members to ensure they were fit for deployment with Complete Mobile Dentistry

A Passion For Learning
  • Committed to lifelong learning and development

  • Actively participates in study groups in order to stay current on the ever-changing practice of dentistry

  • Believes strongly in prevention and building lifelong relationships and patients’ trust

  • Her goal is to treat patients as an extension of her family

  • Loves the problem-solving aspect of dentistry as well as alleviating patients’ pain and helping them achieve not only optimal dental health but a smile they truly love and show off with pride

  • Is a people person and truly enjoys getting to know her patients and their families

Fun Facts
  • A Grand Rapids native

  • Married to her husband, Scott, where they have two daughters as well as a stubborn but lovable French bulldog

  • Enjoys traveling and boating

  • Loves participating in the community

  • Loves cheering on the Michigan football team

Meet Dr. Jennifer Murri
Our other dentist in Troy at KB Dental - Dr. Jennifer Murri

‘‘My philosophy regarding dentistry can be summed up in two words: patient-centered. I believe that dentistry is about more than creating the perfect preparation; it is about establishing a relationship of trust and respect with my patients."

Learn more about Dr. Murri’s journey to becoming a Troy dentist.

  • Education
    • Received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at the University of Michigan where she spent a semester abroad in Melbourne, Australia.
    • Received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2012.
  • Professional Experience
    • Provides many dental services for patients, and is committed to life long learning in order to stay current with the latest science and techniques available.
    • Worked as an associate dentist at Crimson Maple Dental performing all aspects of general dentistry with an excellent rapport with patients.
    • Gave back to the community by providing dental treatment to under served populations throughout Michigan.
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Volunteer Experience
    • Volunteered as an assistant at Sterling Dental Excellence and learned the importance of establishing family-like relationships with patients
    • Volunteered as an assistant at the Department of Hospital Dentistry/Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, helping with IV sedation and general anesthesia and diagnosis of dental treatment for medically compromised and developmentally challenged patients.
    • Volunteered as an assistant at Turner Geriatric Dental Office, and provided dental care tailored to the unique needs of elderly patients.

Happy Retirement, Dr. Vic!

Thank you for saving and creating beautiful smiles for over 40 years. The Troy community is going to miss you!

Photo collage of Dr. Vic and the team

Meet the Nicest Dental Team Around

We strive to exceed your expectations by making sure your experience is comfortable and worthwhile. Click our photos to read our full bios.

Linda

Receptionist

Linda started out working at a dental office as a co-op student in high school and now has more than 25 years in the dental field. She has been part of our team since 2011. She is married and has two sons as well as two spoiled dogs. She enjoys baking, shopping, and making patients feel welcome the moment they walk through the door.

Janiece

Office Manager

Janiece has worked in the dental field since 1991 and has been the office manager here since 1999. She enjoys working with the experienced staff in this office. Everyone knows their job and does it well. In 2009, she taught a dental administration class at Henry Ford High school. She enjoys the relationships she has made over the years with patients, watching children grow up with the practice and having families of their own. She too has a family, her husband Bob of 36 years, and two sons, Ryan and Kyle. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, being with friends and family, and working on her 40-acre farm.

Joanna

Dental Assistant

Joanna has been working in the dental field since 1989. She received her certificate as a Dental Assistant from the Utica School System and also completed a course in radiography though R.D.H. She has been working with the practice since 1991 and enjoys focusing on you and your needs the moments she invites you back into the room. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, biking, bowling, collecting Petoskey stones, and spending time with family and friends. She is married and has a daughter.

Natasha

Dental Assistant

Natasha has been working in the dental field for more than 20 years. She graduated from Baker College’s dental hygiene program in 2008. She enjoys making patients feel at ease with her easy demeanor and by learning about those extra things that make each patient unique. She loves traveling, reading, and animals.

Kelly

Hygienist

Kelly has been working in the dental field since 1994. She graduated from Baker College in 1999 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has been working with the practice since 1999. She is passionate about educating patients on optimal oral care. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and travel.

Deanna

Hygienist

Deanna has worked in the dental field for more than 20 years. She began her career as a co-op dental assisting student in high school, working for her family dentist. She received her dental hygiene degree in 2000 and has been a part of this practice since 2003. She enjoys listening to patients’ concerns and educating without judging. She is married with two children and enjoys spending time with her family and extended family.

Jennifer

Hygienist

Jennifer graduated in 1989 from Ferris State University with an A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene. She worked for more than 20 years in the same office getting to know her patients well before coming to work for Dr. Balutowicz. She enjoys finding out what makes people feel comfortable in her chair. She likes all kinds of outdoor activities, including boating on Lake St. Clair and snow skiing.

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