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.

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.

Laura

Office Manager

Laura started her career in the dental industry while she was attending Grosse Pointe South High School as a co-op student. She has been in the field close to 15 years! She has worked as a Dental Assistant, Patient Coordinator, Office Manager and Regional Manager. Laura enjoys working with our team and our wonderful patients. Laura has been married 10 years to her husband Ron and they have an 8 year old son, Landon. She throughly enjoys entertaining, boating and fishing with family and friends at their lake house in West Branch. Her hobbies include antiquing, decorating and refinishing furniture.

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.

Christa

Lead Hygienist

Christa graduated in 2011 from Ferris State University with an A.A.S in Dental Hygiene, and has been working full time ever since. She prides herself on being up to date on the latest technology and therapies available to provide optimal oral health care to all of our patients. She is married with 2 small children and when she isn’t focused on her career and learning, she enjoys singing, making crafts, and spending quality time with them.

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.

Verna

Dental Assistant

The reason I joined the dental field is to help patients with their health and provide a brighter smile. I have been a dental assistant for 8 years. I enjoy the personal relationships with our patients and our staff.

Lacey

Lead Assistant

Lacey has been in the dental field since 2013. She recently moved to Michigan with her husband and two dogs. Her favorite part of the job is making patients feel comfortable at the dentist and meeting new people. In her free time she loves to travel, read, and hike with her family.

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