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Our Team

dental health wellnessDr. Jodi Slootsky, DMD - Reading Dentist

Dr. Jodi Slootsky was born and raised in Southern Florida when she decided to become a dentist just like her father. During high school she spent time shadowing him at his office and observed the personal connection he made with all of his patients. The most important value she learned there was to treat patients the way you would treat family. She enjoyed the bonds formed with patients and became passionate about helping people. This along with her love of the Arts and Sciences made Dentistry a perfect fit for her.

Dr. Jodi completed her Undergraduate Bachelors in Science education with Honors at the University of Florida in just 3 years. Subsequently, due to her high scholastic achievements she earned a Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine. Following dental school, she sought further education and training by completing a two year Postgraduate Residency program at the York Hospital, where she became the chief resident on her second year.

During her Residency, she gained advanced training in all modalities of dentistry from surgery to cosmetic. She became very proficient in Implant and Gum Surgery as well as complex Root Canal Treatments and Cosmetic / Reconstructive Rehabilitations. Her residency also involved extensive treatments of children in an office setting as well as in the operating room. Dr. Jodi using her vast knowledge and artistic skills provides a personalized and compassionate treatment to each and every patient. Her perfectionism continually drives her to do her best with the patient’s interest always coming first. When Dr. Jodi is not taking care of her patients in the office, she enjoys running, biking, snowboarding, indoor and outdoor skydiving, hiking, photography, cooking and knitting.

dental health wellnessTammy Balatgek, DDS, MS - Reading Dentist

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.


Our Staff

dental health wellness - sandySandy is a Certified Dental Assistant and has a PA x-ray certification, OSHA certification, and CPR certification. She is married to Jim and has three children, 3 step-children, 4 grandchildren, and 1 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 and weekends on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband.   Sharon is the scheduling coordinator. She resides in Wernersville with her husband Bob. She has 4 adult children and 10 amazing grandchildren. Sharon graduated from Conrad Weiser High School. In her spare time, Sharon loves to travel; especially to wineries, cook with new recipes, garden, and spend time with family and friends.
Ginger is a Certified Dental Assistant and has her PA x-ray certification. She is married to her husband Ben and has a stepdaughter Kali and three sons- Daren, Zack, and Jared. In her spare time Ginger loves to golf and read.   Kathy is our Financial Coordinator and resides in Sinking Spring, PA with her husband. She has two grown children. Kathy attended business administration courses at Spring Garden College and multiple conferences on networking and leadership. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, going to concerts, supporting the Phillies, and spending time with family and friends. Kathy also loves to travel and the beach!
Amdia is a Certified Dental Assistant. She resides in Reading with her husband Milton and sons Hamilton and Gael. She graduated from Berks Technical Institute. She has earned her x-ray and CPR certification. In her spare time, Amdia love to travel, enjoy her family and friends. Amdia goal is to learn something new every day.   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.
Jennefer is the Marketing and New Patient Coordinator. She began her career in dental as an assistant in 1987. She and her husband Steve have a blessed and blended family of 7 children and 12 wonderful grandchildren. Jennefer loves cooking, nature, and is an animal lover. She is a true Philadelphia Phillies Phan thanks to her husband who has worked for the Organization for 16 years.   Donna is our Dental Hygienist. She resides in Maidencreek with her husband Steve, sons Alex and Sam and 4 cats. She is a Northampton Community College Graduate with her Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certification and Dental Hygiene. Donna is CPR certified and Narcan certified.
In Donna’s spare time she enjoys “pinning” to her Pinterest boards, reading, traveling, antique collecting and gardening. She also spends her time furthering her education on forensic dentistry.