01Meet Dr. Stephen L. Sherman, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Stephen L. Sherman is an orthodontic specialist in Baton Rouge, Geismar and Central. Louisiana. He works, striving for one common goal – to create beautiful, healthy smiles for his patients. Dr. Sherman’s career is characterized by an abiding commitment to education and the genuine care of his patients. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in 1976, he graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1983 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He was awarded by the C. Edmund Kells Honor Society for academic achievement in his class. In 1985, Dr. Sherman earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry Orthodontics Department. Dr. Sherman continues to enhance his orthodontics training regularly through voluntary courses. In 1991, he attained the honor of Board-Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. Additionally, from 1991-1993, Dr. Sherman completed a comprehensive course on functional occlusion and temporomandibular joint health and stability from the Roth/ Williams Center for Functional Occlusion in San Francisco. In January 2004, Dr. Sherman presented his original research paper entitled, “Orthodontic Retention and Stability.” This paper completed the requirements for admission to the Midwest Component of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Sherman is one of two Louisiana orthodontists to complete the rigorous, four-year admission process.

Dr. Sherman lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, Jane, and their three sons and daughter. With a difference in age of only five years between his first and fourth child, Dr. Sherman is a dedicated and loving father who remains busy with his family. In the community, Dr. Sherman enjoys supporting Louisiana State University and its sporting programs, as well as assisting Baton Rouge area elementary and high schools with their fund-raising projects. He has lectured at both local and national meetings and is active in his local and state dental associations, having served as president of the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association and the Louisiana Orthodontic Association.

020Meet Dr. David A. Balhoff, D.D.S.

Dr. Balhoff is a native of Baton Rouge and a graduate of Catholic High School. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in 2000, Dr. Balhoff graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA in 2006 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He received the Dean’s Outstanding Senior Dental Student award and the LSUSD Alumni Association Leadership Award. Dr. Balhoff was a member of the C. Edmund Kells Honor Society and was awarded with membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society for outstanding academic and clinical achievement in his class. Dr. Balhoff went on to complete his Orthodontics Residency at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in June 2008.

Dr. Balhoff is a private practice Orthodontist with Dr. Steve Sherman in the
Baton Rouge, Central, and Geismar areas. He has published both research and clinical orthodontic articles in the Journal of Orthodontics (2009) and Orthotown (2014) magazine, respectively. Dr. Balhoff served as the 2010 President of the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association and still remains active in all local and state dental associations.  He also became the first Orthodontist to start the charitable arm of Smiles Change Lives in the state of Louisiana.

In 2013 Dr. Balhoff completed the Full FACE Course (Functional And Cosmetic Excellence). This 2-year continuing education course incorporated comprehensive diagnostics, thorough treatment mechanics, and the latest orthodontic advancements for treating the entire dental and facial system. He is a member of the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and is a team member of the Our Lady of the Lake Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team. He was most recently awarded the 2014 New Dentist Award, which is given to one dentist in the state of LA annually for his civic involvement, public service, and unselfish devotion to the dental profession

Dr. Balhoff is married to his wife Leah Blaize Balhoff and they have 3 children,
Thomas (5), Andrew (3), and Henry (1 yr.)