Meet The Staff

  • Dr. Tammy Balatgek DDS, MS

    Dr. Balatgek is a native of Berks County. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and a Master of Science Degree in Craniofacial Pain through Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has earned Diplomate Status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Pain Management, along with Fellowship status with the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
    Dr. Balatgek is licensed in the state of PA to provide all dental services, including general dentistry, orthodontics, and TMJ and Sleep Disorder treatments. She also serves as a dentist at the Center for TMJ & Sleep Disorders, LLC.

    In her spare time, Dr. Balatgek enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her two daughters, Leigh and Kate.

  • Andrea

    Andrea is our practice manager and patient coordinator.  She will help you with any aspect of scheduling, billing, and treatment.  Andrea is experienced with all aspects of TMJ and Sleep Disorders, General dentistry and is x-ray certified.  She attended Berks vocational Technical School for dental assisting and brings many years of experience to our practice.  Andrea is married to Darrell and has a grown son, Jayson and daughter-in-law Kailey.  Andrea has three dogs, Lily, Leah, and Lexie.  She loves floral arranging, camping, beach vacations, and loves a good casino trip!.

  • Kathleen

    Kathleen is our Treatment Coordinator.  She enjoys spending time with her family that includes 2 grandchildren.  Kathy enjoys outdoor hobbies that include gardening, biking, hiking and kayaking. 

  • Tara

    Tara is our Digital Lab Technician and a certified dental assistant and lives in Reamstown.  Tara is married to Rick and they have one teenage son named Ricky, and many furry and feathered other children including a dog, cats, a rabbit, chickens, geese and peacocks.  Tara graduated from Central Penn Business School in 1997 with an Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management Degree and from Berks Technical Institute in 2010 with an Associate degree in Dental Assisting.  She is PA Radiology certified.  Tara's interests and hobbies include:  Classic Car Cruises, taking care of her animals, making crafts from her bird’s feathers, baking, going out to dinner, reading, and going on day trips with her family.  Tara says ' I have worked in the dental field since graduation and enjoy it’s many challenges and find it to be a fun and rewarding career choice.'

  • Melissa

    Melissa is our Treatment Coordinator. She resides in Exeter Township with her husband Steven, 3 children, 2 bunnies and 1 hermit Crab. Melissa graduated with honors from Berks Technical Institute as a Certified Dental Assistant and is x-ray certified. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys going to the beach, entertaining family and friends and playing games.

  • Christa

    Christa is a dental assistant who attended the Berks Career and Technology Center.  She also has a degree from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.  Her hobbies include painting, photography, hiking, cooking and gardening.

  • Donna

    Donna is our Treatment Coordinator and meets with our new patients to review their symptoms.  She works closely with Dr. Tammy to determine the treatment needs and provides guidance with treatment plans.

    Donna attended Penn State Berks campus. She has 15 years of experience in the dental and health care field.  

    Donna also has extensive training in sales & marketing. Donna is married to Jay and has two grown sons, Evan and Sean. 

    In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, baking and entertaining. She also enjoys hiking trails and riding her bike. 

  • Lori

    Lori is our Sterilization Assistant. She attended McCann School of Business and has worked in the healthcare industry 30+ years. 

    She lives in Denver, PA with her husband Jeff and their furry friend, a poodle named Brady. 

    They have an adult son named Justin and an adult daughter named Lindsey.  Lori loves to spend time with her 3 grandchildren, Sadie, Ada and Sawyer, as they hold a special place in her heart. 

    In her spare time, you can find her reading a good book, crocheting, or playing tennis. And one thing for sure is that she will never pass on something made with CHOCOLATE!

  • Joanny

    Joanny is one of our amazing dental assistants. Joanny graduated from Berks Technical Institute Dental Assistant program. 

    Joanny has two young children - a son named Giordono and a daughter named Sadie. 

    She enjoys a going for walks and activities with her two children. 

  • Marianne

    Marianne is our Front Desk Appointment Coordinator. She is originally from Howell, New Jersey where she attended Dental Assisting school. She also holds a cosmetology license and is x-ray certified. 

    She is married to Kevin and currently resides in Exeter.  Marianne has two daughters, Nichole and Christine. She recently became a “Mimi” to her granddaughter Juliette Rose. 

    In her spare time, she enjoys riding motorcycle with her husband and cooking. 

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