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Meet Our Associate

Our team of associates at Smiles for Life is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care for patients of all ages.

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Dr. Demir B. Tulunoglu

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Early Life and Education

Dr. Demir was born and raised in Ankara, the capital of the Republic of Turkiye (Turkey). His interest in dentistry and medicine emerged early in life from observing his parents, both of whom were dentists.

Academic and Professional Journey

Dr. Demir’s pursuit of higher education led him to the United States when he was 17. He initially focused on business and obtained a bachelor’s degree in business. He further expanded his knowledge by earning a master’s degree in accountancy. However, his passion for dentistry persisted, leading him to pursue a doctorate in dentistry from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.
During his time in Cleveland, Dr. Demir became involved in various activities outside of dentistry. He was introduced to the university’s chess club during his master’s program, which sparked his interest in the game of chess. He also dedicated his time to helping others by working as a math tutor and chess teacher in local businesses and programs. Additionally, he discovered a love for hiking while exploring the beautiful Ohio Metroparks, known as the “Emerald Necklace.”

Hobbies and Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Demir indulges in a variety of hobbies. He has a passion for reading, finding joy in exploring different literary genres. Dr. Demir also embraces an active lifestyle and enjoys activities such as hiking, biking, and participating in team sports. Additionally, he has cultivated his musical talents by teaching himself how to play the keys and appreciating a wide range of music, from classical to jazz.

Through his diverse experiences and interests, Dr. Demir brings a well-rounded perspective and a genuine passion for dentistry to his practice at Smiles for Life.

Dr. Geovanny Balderas

Early Life and Education

Dr. Geovanny Balderas, also known as Dr. Geo by his patients, received his Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercises from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, graduating with distinctive honors in community oral health.

Professional Experience

While earning his dental degree, Dr. Balderas served the community as an expanded functions dental auxiliary at the Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Center. After completing his dental degree, Dr. Balderas began working as an associate general dentist in the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey Region.

Professional Memberships

He is a proud member of Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Hispanic Dental Association, and the Shenandoah Valley Dental Association.

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Passion and Approach to Dentistry

Dr. Balderas is passionate about patient education and oral health from a whole-body perspective and delivering high-quality care.

Hobbies and Interests

During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, exploring hiking/biking trails, and fishing. He currently resides in Winchester with his girlfriend (Carol), two cats (Sheba and Mr. Oliver), and dog (Leo).

Meet Our Doctors

Meet Our Smiles For Life Doctors
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Meet. Dr. Joe McIntyre

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Meet. Dr. Dan Whiting

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Our Smiles for Life Patients Know

That They Can Rely On Us
LaDawn Knicely

Cathy is always amazing. She remembers personal care details about my visit each time which shows me that she is a great listener, she has heard me and follows through with such care.

Cathy Ryan

I had Dr. Whiting for the first time and the practice will be in excellent hands when Dr. McIntire retires in Sept. He was profesional yet had an engaging demeanor when interacting with me. What makes this practice exceptional is the support staff- the welcoming friendliness of the front desk and the business office personnel. In particular, I would like to give high praises to the dental technician, Faith. She is warm, engaging and puts you at ease. She educates you during the whole process and is extremely knowledgeable about the procedures. Without a doubt, this is the best dental practice in the Valley.

Howard Dean

Dr. Whiting and staff did an excellent job. They were respectful, professional, and very helpful during the process of getting some dental implants. They expedited my appointments to get my new teeth before Father’s Day. Very happy with the results!

Susan Hairston

Dr. Mac performed a small miracle for me yesterday during my appointment. I was having an issue with my temporary bridge and he squeezed me in with his other patients to fix it. He went to great lengths to help me and I am very grateful. Thank you SFL!!

Dottie Westhafer

I had every intention of shopping around before committing to the extensive dental work I needed. However, after visiting the practice and seeing how dedicated they were to making life changing improvement for their patients, I looked no further. It is a process, starting with evaluations, recommendations, x-rays and scheduling. Beginning with my first appointment I marveled at the kindness, care and professionalism I received. I was taken care of skillfully and gently as we began my transformation. Today, June 6, 2024, I left their office with a beautiful smile without discoloration, wear, and misaligned teeth, and I now have a corrected bite and completely restored teeth that I am proud to show. Dr. Geo is very caring and meticulous, striving to complete his work with skill and perfection. I’m so glad that I came to Smiles For Life.

Charles Kimbrough

Smiles for Life has taken care of my dentistry needs for the last 6 years or so. Other offices in the past have had difficult times fitting me in when I needed an appointment. That hasn’t been the case here. Today, I needed to reschedule my appointment for next Monday, and they had an opening today with Cathy Batton instead of my regular hygienist. Cathy does a great job with years of experience and has a way about her to make you feel comfortable.

Linda Clague

Alex, . Morgan, and Dr Geo are very personable and professional. I felt very relaxed the entire visit.I especially appreciated Dr. Geo's careful mouth and teeth exam. They explained everything step by step and allowed time for questions.


On my first visit I meet Becky, we sat down and talked about everything they do there and she allowed me to tell her about my issues with my teeth and she felt that they could help me with my problem. This is the first time I have ever been able to explain, in detail, about my past and present experiences with my dental problems. She made me feel very comfortable in taking about my care and what I would like to have done with my denture issue's. I have set up my next appointment to have x-rays done and feel very good about that! I'm looking forward to my visit and what they have to say about fixing my problem .

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