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.
Dr. Demir B. Tulunoglu
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.
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.
He is a proud member of Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Hispanic Dental Association, and the Shenandoah Valley Dental Association.
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).
Our Smiles for Life Patients Know
I underwent 4 hours of heavy dental work under medicated sedation due to my dental anxiety plus 2 months ago I also did the same treatment and both times went extremely well. The Drs were nice and explained everything so my anxiety would stay in check. I’ve been a patient at Smiles for Life for over 6 years and also took my mother who suffers from advanced Parkinson’s to them for full dentures and they were fabulous 💙.
Listens to every concern and is caring, professional, compassionate, and understanding of every concern or situation that you have. Evaluating the entire oral structure and creating a plan and long term plan to preserve dental and overall health and peace of mind. Up to date procedures and equipment to review the entire structure and provide options to restore, preserve and have a healthy life and proper ability to eat and chew properly and to be healthy and digest a healthy diet. And to preserve teeth and avoid infections in the mouth and body . An investment, not a contined expense, which you use every day for the rest of your life. Smiles for life, and where you get life to smile.
Cathy is delightful and skilled hygienist that I’ve counted on for nearly 20 years. Wouldn’t still be traveling nearly an hour from my new home to this dentist office if I didn’t have full confidence in Cathy.
I've always received the best care at Smiles for Life Dental Care. Faith was excellent and Dr. Macintyre is caring and a true perfectionist! I highly recommend to family and friends!
I met with Becky today to discuss implants. Her knowledge is amazing and she explained things thoroughly. My husband was in the waiting room and noticed how nice the staff was to patients coming in for treatments.
Smiles For Life is the best place ever Everyone is so polite and they make you feel so comfortable and not tensed up being in a dentist chair The dental hygienist Cathy is the greatest ever She does an incredible and awesome job Thanks for all you have done for me
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