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.

Courtney

Office Manager

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is having fun and seeing people’s smiles when they love their smile.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

I would say my positivity and the ability to see the team’s potential before they do!

What do you do outside of the office?

Outside of the office I love going to baseball and football games, barbecuing with family and friends, camping, and traveling.

What’s one item on your bucket list?

I’ve always wanted to visit Australia.

What is the best quote you’ve ever heard?

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”

Michelle

Insurance Coordinator

I’ve been married to my wonderful husband Matt for over 25 years! We have 3 grown children: Miranda, Matthew, and Michael. Our family has lived in several states and experienced different cultures, but our home is Michigan.

Why did you choose dentistry?

I started in dentistry when I was in high school, so I guess you could say dentistry chose me. I’ve been in dentistry for over 30 years!

What do you do outside of the office?

Outside of the office my family loves boating on Lake St. Clair and traveling.

What’s one item on your bucket list?

I hope to travel to Greece for an extended trip one day!

Verna

Dental Assistant

Why did you choose dentistry?

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.

What is the best part of your job?

I enjoy the personal relationships with our patients and our staff.

Maya

Dental Assistant

I currently live in Shelby Township with my dog Hitch. I have a younger brother and sister, of which I am the oldest. Growing up, I lived in Troy.

Why did you choose dentistry?

When I was in college at Oakland University I had an opportunity to do some volunteer work at a dental office. I developed a passion for dentistry and shortly after graduating got a full-time job as a dental assistant.

Dentistry has an artistic approach to it that I love, and it’s always heartwarming seeing a patient smile and be proud and happy with my work.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part my job is getting to know our patients and working with the most amazing co-workers.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

I try to bring some fun to the office. As stressful and busy things can get, it’s also important to have a little fun doing it.

What do you do outside of the office?

In my spare time I enjoy hiking with my dog Hitch, kayaking, and playing volleyball.

What is the best quote you’ve ever heard?

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Nora

Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Michigan, but currently live in Clinton Township with my husband Roland.

Why did you choose dentistry?

I chose dentistry to help others laugh and smile with confidence.

What is the best part of your job?

Transforming a mouth into a beautiful smile.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

I have a friendly personality with compassion for others.

What do you do outside of the office?

I love cooking, entertaining family and friends. I also enjoy gardening.

Sheryl

Dental Assistant

I am married to my best friend. Between us, we have 4 beautiful children!

Why did you choose dentistry?

I enjoy helping people achieve and maintain good overall health, and that starts with great dental care!

What is the best part of your job?

Working with each amazing team expert at KB Dental!

What do you do outside of the office?

I enjoy being outdoors, weight training, exercise, golf, and spending time with family.

Who is your hero? Why?

My mom! Her love was truly unconditional, she spread positivity, happiness, and beauty everywhere she went. She really found the beauty in the simple things of life.

Christa

Lead Hygienist

I’m married with 2 small children.

Why did you choose dentistry?

I graduated in 2011 from Ferris State University with an A.A.S in Dental Hygiene, and have been working full time ever since.

What is the best part of your job?

I pride myself on being up-to-date with the latest technology and therapies available to provide optimal oral health care to all of our patients.

What do you do outside of the office?

When I’m not focused on my career and learning, I enjoy singing, making crafts, and spending quality time with my 2 kids.

Deanna

Dental Hygienist

I am married to my wonderful husband, and together we have 2 children.

Why did you choose dentistry?

I’ve been working in the dental field for more than 20 years! I began my career as a co-op dental assisting student in high school, working for my family dentist. I got my dental hygiene degree in 2000, and joined this practice in 2003.

What is the best part of your job?

I love that I can help people by educating them in a judgment-free space.

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

I really take the time to listen to all of a patient’s concerns, and together we can decide what’s best for them.

What do you do outside of the office?

I love spending time with close and extended family and friends.

Brooke

Dental Hygienist

I graduated in 2018 from Baker College with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Dental Hygiene. I currently live in Chesterfield Township with my soon-to-be husband and our dog.

Why did you choose dentistry?

I chose dentistry because I have a passion for helping patients maintain a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is getting to know all my patients on a personal level – they make what I do so enjoyable!

What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office?

I know the dental office is sometimes associated with fear, so comforting our patients through compassion and empathy is very important to me.

What do you do outside of the office?

When not at the office, I love being with my family, shopping, traveling, and being active.

What is the best quote you’ve ever heard?

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

We Hope We’re the Perfect Fit for Your Family

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