Dr. Jay Balasz, DDS
Hello, I’m Dr. Jay Balasz, DDS. Since 1986 I have been passionate about providing health-centered, patient-focused dental care with careful attention to your specific needs and objectives.
I knew that I wanted to be a dentist since early high school. A family friend acted as a mentor steering me toward the dental field. This friend is no longer with us, but I continue to be grateful to him for leading me to a career that I have great passion for.
I am passionate about helping my patients and providing them with the best care available. My focus is to help my patients not need dental work. I take great pride in providing excellent care to multiple generations of patients. I am committed to a lifetime of learning so that I am always providing my patients with the most up-to-date treatment options available.
I understand that you have many choices in who provides your dental care. At our office you will receive the highest quality care that will make you feel comfortable, backed by the expertise that will make you confident. I look forward to meeting you!
Professional Background & Specialized Training
I graduated from Michigan State University in 1982 and The University of Michigan Dental School in 1986. Since that time I have continued to educate myself, averaging 100 hours of continuing education per year, far exceeding the 20 hours required to update my license. My post graduate training includes:
- Mini Residency Biomet Implant Synergy Program
- Ladera Ranch Implant Training Institute
- Oral Bioesthetic International (OBI)– studied under Dr. Charles Wold, DDS, Director
Advanced Endodontic training – Cliff Ruddle DDS MS
- Case Western Restorative Training Program Graduate
- Medical College of South Carolina Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting
- Fellow-International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Fellow-Orognathic Bioesthetics
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Vacationland Dental Society
- Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry
- American Equilibration Society
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Schuster Center for Professional Development Mentor group
Schuster Center Graduate & Mentor
I am a graduate of the Schuster Center for Professional Development. The Schuster Center is the leading business and development school for dentists. The Schuster Center helped me build a comprehensive, patient centered practice. I have now been asked to mentor other dentists as they build their practices.
I have been married to my wife Kris for over 30 years. We have three children: Sam, Jane, and Grace. We enjoy spending time together as a family. Some of our best memories are from our travels. We began traveling as a family when we adopted our daughter Grace from China. Since that time we have had many adventures including several dental mission trips to Africa.
Health-Centered Dentistry Since 1986
Jay Balasz, DDS has been proudly serving the Charlevoix area and surrounding communities since 1986. We know choosing a new dental team can be a challenge and we strive to make you feel comfortable in an environment that is relaxing and stress free. We look forward to the opportunity in serving your dental health and wellness goals.