Meet the Team


at Dentistry by Design

We are very interested in making all our patients feel right at home!  We put your needs first to achieve efficient, and comprehensive treatment.  Our team is highly trained and skilled. We strive to provide services that are safe and comfortable for every patient.  Each member of our team has years of experience, treating patients with the highest level of care.  We continuously attend courses and seminars on the latest technological advances and types of treatments to make sure our patients are offered the very best care.


Clinical Treatment Coordinator

"I started my career in dentistry in 1989, where I attended Jackson Area Career Center and later went on to receive my Certified Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Assistant licenses through Washtenaw Community College. Most of my career has been working as a clinical assistant. In 2014, I took a new position as Clinical Treatment Coordinator. I love that I can still utilize my acquired knowledge and experience to best serve my patients. It is great getting to work with such a dedicated team and helping our patients achieve their BEST smiles.”


Clinical Assistant

“I started my career at the Jackson Area Career Center in 2004 and have been with Dentistry by Design since 2012. As a dental assistant, I love the variety of cases and procedures that comes working side by side with Dr. Balaze. When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending my time camping with my husband and our three boys.”

Ann Marie

Registered Dental Hygienist

“I have been working as a dental hygienist here in our office for 32 years now! The thing I enjoy most about our office is all our wonderful patients. I have had the joy over the years of developing many friendships with our patients and enjoy meeting all our new patients too. I am very happily married and have two daughters that are grown and married as well.”

Brittany Doyle

Registered Dental Hygienist

“My dental education started at the Jackson Area Career Center in high school. I then continued my education at Kellogg Community College and graduated in 2019 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I love being able to work with an amazing team who are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients. My favorite part about working in dentistry is making our patients feel great about their smile. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my dog, Rusty.”


Hygiene Treatment Coordinator

“I have been in dentistry over 18 years and truly enjoy every aspect of patient care – from the initial phone calls to the completion of treatment. I understand that some patients may be afraid of the dentist and part of my job is to help them feel comfortable and at ease. I am married and have six grandchildren. My husband and I enjoy camping with our grandchildren and our two dogs.”


Clinical Assistant

“I started my career at Delaware Tech Community College in Dover, Delaware where I grew up, then moved to Michigan about 25 years ago. I have been a surgical dental assistant for 18 years and have assisted in the endodontic, periodontal, and general dental fields. I love general dentistry for the variety of procedures and working with a fun and knowledgeable team. When I am not in the office, I enjoy traveling, camping, and spending time with my family."


Registered Dental Hygienist

“I started my dental career in 2017 at the Jackson Area Career Center. I continued my education at Jackson College and graduated in April 2023 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. After being chairside with Dr. Balaze for 5 years, I am really excited to expand my relationships with our patients as their dental hygienist. When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family."


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Our Hours

Mon: 8am-5pm
Tue: 9am-5pm
Wed: 8am-5pm
Thu: 8am-3pm