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Berrien Springs Office
8383 M 139
Berrien Springs, MI 49103
Phone: (269) 471-4055
Fax: (269) 471-3829

St. Joseph Office
711 Comings Ave
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: (269) 983-4311
Fax: (269) 983-4985

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Meet Our Dental Assistants

The dental assistants aid Dr. Christy and Dr. Balsis chairside, helping procedures run smoothly and patients are as comfortable as possible. They perform x-rays and take impressions, and place amalgam fillings.

Natalija – Dental Assistant

Natalija attended Lake Michigan College at Benton Harbor where she received extensive classroom and chairside dental assistant training. After successfully completing this challenging program, she was awarded an Associate of Applied Science. With over 8 years of dental assisting under her belt, Natalija knows how to provide personalized care to our valued patients.
Her current certifications include:

  • CDA (Certified Dental Assistant)
  • RDA (Registered Dental Assistant)
  • EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant)

Natalija is a busy mother of two growing boys. In her spare time, she enjoys walking and reading. A lifelong learner, Natalija continues to remain abreast of advances in dental care and improve her craft every day.

Heather S. – Dental Assistant

Heather, an exceptionally caring chairside dental assistant, graduated with a Certificate of Achievement from the Lake Michigan College Dental Assisting program.
She currently holds the following certifications:

  • CDA (Certified Dental Assistant)
  • RDA (Registered Dental Assistant)
  • EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant)

Heather has over two decades of dental office and assisting experience. From oral surgery to crown preps and routine fillings, Heather always makes our patients feel like family.
When away from the office, she enjoys time with family and friends, taking quiet walks and reading. Heather sees her role as that of a gentle caregiver that puts patients at ease.

Nancy M. – Dental Assistant

Nancy completed her training through diligent self-study. A registered dental assistant, Nancy has over 45 years of dental assisting experience! She is married and has two grown children.
A proud grandmother, Nancy has six beautiful (and she assures us, not at all spoiled) grandchildren. Nancy is our personal ball of sunshine. She greets every patient with a smile.

Lori G. – Registered Dental Assistants

Lori, a graduate of Lake Michigan College, is another one of our Registered Dental Assistants. With over 18 years of dental experience, Lori makes sure that everything is kept on schedule so that your time in the chair is short and pleasant as possible.
Her love of dental science really shows thru when she is chairside. She likes to carefully explain the procedures so that you know exactly what to expect. Lori is an avid learner and always makes sure to keep abreast of the latest trends in dental procedures.

Carole W. – Registered Dental Assistant

Carole is a Registered Dental Assistant. Known for her friendly smile and gentle nature, Carole looks forward to work every day. She says that she enjoys the fact that every patient‘s case is different. Carole has over 16 years of hands-on, direct chairside experience to draw from.
She enjoys working with even the most complex procedures because she knows that it leads to happy patients with lovely smiles. Carole is married and has three wonderful sons.