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!.

  • Sandy

    Sandy is a Certified Dental Assistant and has a PA x-ray certification, OSHA certification, and CPR certification.  Sandy has been with the Center for TMJ and Sleep Disorders since the early days of the practice and remains an integral member of the practice.  She has three children, four grandchildren, and a dog, Shaggy Maggie. Sandy attended Muhlenberg High School, Berks Community College, and Harris School of Business. Sandy enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

  • 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.'


    Bonnie Brown, our Treatment Coordinator, has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 40 years.   She loves connecting with patients and her years of dental experience is an attribute to our patients' visits and care.  Bonnie is also a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner and is on the board of Pennsylvania’s yearly dental mission. One weekend a year she and Dr. Tammy Balatgek work with hundreds of other dental professionals across PA to treat the dentally underserved. It is Bonnie’s favorite weekend of the year.

    Bonnie is married to Jim Brown and has an adult son Nick. They all share of love of travel and adventure.

  • 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.


    Amdia has been a dental assistant for 5 years.  She is an amazing team member who is always a step ahead of everyone making our schedule run smoothly.  She loves  working here because she enjoys helping people and seeing the positive results in patients from our treatment.  She is married to Milton and has two young sons.  She enjoys arts and crafts, doing her famliy's hair,  and spending time with her immediate and extended family.


    Shannon is our scheduling coordinator.  She resides in Mohnton with her husband, her three children and their cats.  she graduated from Manor College and she has her Radiology Certification and is a certified EFDA.  She enjoys reading, crafting and photography.  She also treasures her family time at their mountain cabin. 

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