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Dr J is the glue that brings this magnificent dental team together for you. He has been practicing general dentistry in Rensselaer for the past 19 years. He gets a lot of questions regarding the initials after his name. Let me explain. DMD stands for doctor of Dental Medicine: training for this degree was alongside medical students. FAGD stands for Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry: only 1% of dentists obtain this standing. These are doctors dedicated to furthering their knowledge and understanding the dental condition. DAAOS is an abbreviation for Diplomate in the academy of the American Orthodontic Society: less than 2% of its membership obtains this level of understanding in orthodontics. You can see the doctor likes to excel at what he does. This can be seen in Dr Balvich being selected as on of the Nation's Top Dentists by the Consumer Research council of America for the past seven consecutive years. Dr J is also serving as past-President of the American Orthodontic Society and he serves as it's co-editor of the Journal of the American Orthodontic Society. He has also recently served as liaison for the Academy of General Dentistry in Washington D.C. with Indiana Congressmen for patient rights. Dr J is also an assistant instructor for the American Orthodontic Society where he teaches other general and pediatric dentists in orthodontics. He is a past board member and president of the local CDC. He has been an avid supporter of local youth activities and sports. Dr J grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, graduated from St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer), received his dental training from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (Alton, IL) and returned to Rensselaer in 1992. He is married to Beth (Neal of Monticello, IN) for 27 years. They have four children: Joshua, a freshman at Anderson College, Parker a junior at RCHS, Graham a 8th grader at RCMS, and Ella, a 2nd grader at St. Augustine Catholic School. Somehow the Doctor finds time for everyone, including his children. In his free time, he enjoys finishing the basement, attending the sporting events the kids are in and working in the yard. He is also studying for his private pilot license.
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We want to thank you for your completed survey, whether good or bad, as we learn from both. But our true aim is to deliver great care and great service at a reasonable cost. We look to improve our services to you in any way that we can. We make a strong commitment to this everyday. We are very privileged to have served you. Thank you!