Dr. Jordan Balvich — Rensselaer Dentist
Dr. “J” is the glue that brings our magnificent dental team together for you. He has been practicing general dentistry in Rensselaer, Indiana, for over 25 years now. Dr. Balvich gets a lot of questions regarding the initials after his name. Let us explain.
“DMD” stands for Doctor of Dental Medicine and Dr. J’s training for this degree was done alongside medical students. “FAGD” stands for Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and only six percent of dentists obtain this standing. These are doctors dedicated to furthering their knowledge and understanding of 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. As you can see, our doctor likes to excel at what he does! This is evidenced by Dr. Balvich being selected as one of the nation’s “Top Dentists” by the Consumer Research Council of America for the past fourteen consecutive years.
Dr. J serves on the Board of Directors of the American Orthodontic Society (AOS). He also served as Past-President of the AOS, and he serves as the co-editor of the Journal of the American Orthodontic Society. Dr. Balvich is also an associate instructor with the AOS, teaching other pediatric and general dentists orthodontics. He has also recently served as a liaison for the Academy of General Dentistry in Washington D.C. with Indiana congressmen for patient rights. He is a past board member and president of the local CDC.
Dr. Balvich grew up in the suburbs of Chicago (Berwyn and Hinsdale), 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) since 1985. They met while working at Indiana Beach, Monticello, IN, during their college summers.
They have four children: Joshua, a graduate of Anderson University in business and works for Fastenal in sales. Parker, a recent graduate of Wabash College, works for dear ole’ dad with the intent to learn the business and take the reigns one day. Graham recently graduated from Illinois Central Community College with an associate degree in Agricultural Business. Finally, there is Ella, who will be entering high school in the fall. She has enjoyed competitive dance and 4H for the past five years.
In his free time, Dr. J enjoys reading, dreaming of being on his sailboat, working in the yard and around the house, and watching the kids grow up and become as wise as their parents. He has also been an avid supporter of local youth activities and sports.
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 Scholars 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.