Dr. Jordan Balvich — Rensselaer Dentist
“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 us explain. DMD stands for Doctor of Dental Medicine; his training for this degree was alongside medical students. FAGD stands for Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry; only one percent of dentists obtain this standing. These are doctors dedicated to furthering their knowledge and understanding dental conditions. DAAOS is an abbreviation for Diplomate in the Academy of the American Orthodontic Society; less than two percent of its membership obtains this level of understanding in orthodontics. You can see our doctor likes to excel at what he does. This can be seen in Dr. Balvich being selected as one 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 its 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 has been married to Beth (Neal of Monticello, IN) for 27 years. They have four children: Joshua, who graduates in May from Anderson University, Parker, a senior at Wabash College, Graham, who will be attending Illinois Community College in the fall of 2017, and Ella, who will be a seventh grader in the fall of 2017 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.
Meet Our Team
Our amazing team at Jordan J. Balvich, DMD, PC is passionate about providing the most comprehensive dental care in Rensselaer, Indiana. We cannot wait to meet you at your next appointment.
Valerie — Dental Hygienist
Valerie has been with our team for over eight years. She completed her prerequisites at Purdue and completed her dental hygiene training through the IUPUI, graduating with her associate degree in 2010. Valerie has received the Johnson & Johnson award for excellence in patient relations, peer relationships and interactions with faculty. She has taken the time to get to know and develop great relationships with our patients and has the knowledge and skills to contribute to our practice in more than just dental care. Valerie enjoys the excellent work that Dr. Balvich does and his commitment to providing our patients with comfortable and informative experiences.
Valerie is the youngest of four girls and has seven nieces and nephews. Outside of our office, she enjoys piano, reading, traveling, singing, and playing the organ and accordion.
Debra — Hygiene Coordinator
Debora has been part of our amazing team for eleven months. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Professional Development. Debra loves watching our patients leave with smiles because we have improved their quality of life and follows up with patients regarding treatment and scheduling appointments.
Cindy — Team Leader
Cindy has been with our team for a year and a half. She loves helping people get the dental care they need and enjoys being part of a great practice and a great team. Cindy and her husband, Scott, have two sons, Jacob and Joshua, and a dog named Roscoe. She enjoys spending time at the beach, reading and watching the Chicago Cubs play baseball.
Chelsea — Dental Assistant
Chelsea joined our team in 2018. She loves the family-like atmosphere in our office and works her hardest to learn new things each day. Chelsea has two daughters, Chloe and Kaylee.