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.”


Registered Dental Hygienist

“I have been a hygienist since 1980, and with this office since 1988. All aspects of my job are rewarding, but the thing I enjoy most is establishing and developing relationships with my patients. I like to know about their families, interests and what makes them tick. In knowing this, I can relate to them better and help them to develop a plan for improving or maintaining their health and wellbeing.”

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.”

Britany 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.”

Beverly Rosa

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.”

Dawn Binkley

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."

Hailey Miracle

Clinical Assistant

“I started my dental career in 2017 at the Jackson Area Career Center and have been working chairside with Dr. Balaze for 4 years now. I am currently in the Jackson College Dental Hygiene program and plan to take over a new role here at the office as a dental hygienist! I love helping patients reach and maintain their oral health goals. When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending my time with friends and family."

Dr. A.J. Balaze

Dr. A.J. Balaze is a native of Davison, Michigan. His dental experience started at an early age working as an assistant in his father’s practice in Lapeer, Michigan. He then gained an even greater knowledge of the dental profession while working as a laboratory technician at Ward Dental Lab in Brighton, Michigan.

Dr. Balaze received his bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University and graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013. While at Case Western he received the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to research and education in the field of Oral Implantology. During his dental education, Dr. Balaze was a contributor to a research study analyzing the accuracy and consistency of Cone Beam Computed Tomography used in dental procedures. He also contributed to the Bolton-Brush Growth Study Collection, which comprises the world’s most extensive source of longitudinal human growth data.

Dr. Balaze continues to maintain the highest level of learning and the most up-to-date techniques and methods of treatment, attending numerous advanced learning courses. He has dedicated hours of continuing education on dental sleep medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep medicine. This distinguishes him as a dental practitioner who has the knowledge and clinical expertise to treat patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Dr. Balaze is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Michigan Dental Association, and the Jackson District Dental Society. He currently resides in Dexter, Michigan with his wife Julia and children, Luke, Evelyn and Zachary and Mark. Dr. Balaze enjoys hockey, golf, guitar, and photography.


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Our Hours

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