Stephen L. Sherman, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Stephen L. Sherman is an orthodontic specialist in Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Central, and Addis, LA. 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 to 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. Dr. Sherman has lectured at both local and national meetings, to orthodontic students, and dental professionals all around the world. He 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.
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 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 Orthodontic Residency at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in June 2008.
Dr. Balhoff is a private practice orthodontist at our Baton Rouge and Prairieville office locations. He has published both research and clinical orthodontic articles in the Journal of Orthodontics (2009) and Orthotown (2014) magazine, respectively. Dr. Balhoff 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, airway-focused orthodontics, 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 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. In 2015, Dr. Balhoff began utilizing Invisalign as an orthodontic treatment option for his patients. He became the leading Invisalign provider in the state of Louisiana. Now, as a leading Invisalign provider in Louisiana, Dr. Balhoff lectures to the LSU Orthodontic Residency students annually to help educate future orthodontists in their Invisalign studies.
Dr. Balhoff is married to his wife Leah Blaize Balhoff, and they have 3 sons– Thomas, Andrew, and Henry. Dr. Balhoff enjoys watching and coaching sports, being in the outdoors, and growing with his family. He has A LOT of 1st cousins.
Stephen L. Sherman, Jr., D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Stephen Sherman is a private practice orthodontist in Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Central, and Addis, LA.
Dr. Stephen’s passion for orthodontics was developed at a young age while spending time at his father’s practice. After experiencing braces as a teenager, Dr. Stephen knew that he wanted the same opportunity of creating beautiful smiles for others as his father had done for him. After graduating from Catholic High School, he attended Louisiana State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2012. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2016 from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Like his father, he was a member of the C. Edmund Kells Honor Society. Dr. Stephen continued his education at the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry Orthodontics Department and earned a Master of Science degree. As a leader in orthodontics, Dr. Stephen regularly lectures across the country to orthodontists from all around the world.
Dr. Stephen Sherman currently serves as the president of the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association and he is active in all state and local dental associations. In addition to serving as a leader in our own community, he has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Stephen believes in leadership through serving others. Along with the Sherman family, he helps to lead an annual dental service mission to Honduras and volunteers on the Cleft Lip and Palate team for the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stephen also enjoys promoting oral health at the local schools and teaching children the importance of maintaining a healthy smile.
Outside of Orthodontics, Dr. Stephen enjoys supporting LSU athletics, spending time with his family and friends, and all things outdoors. He and his wife Ainsley live in Baton Rouge with their very energetic black lab, Riggs.
Kramer Sherman, D.D.S, M.S.
Dr. Kramer Sherman is a private practice orthodontist in the Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Central, and Addis, LA areas.
After graduating from Catholic High School, he attended LSU where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2012. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2017 from LSUHSC in New Orleans. Kramer earned the Dean’s Award for the most outstanding graduate in his class and was a member of the OKU Dental Honor Society and C. Edmund Kells Honor Society like his father and brother.
Dr. Kramer continued his education at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Orthodontic Department and earned a Master of Sciences degree. He is a Board Certified Specialist, learn more about why that matters here.
He is committed to being a leader in the Orthodontic Community. This has included being published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, teaching classes and regularly lecturing across the country to orthodontists from all around the world, as well as volunteering for the Louisiana Dental Association Board of Delegates.
Dr. Kramer believes in leadership through serving others. Along with the Sherman family, he helps to lead an annual dental service mission to Honduras and volunteers on the Cleft Lip and Palate team for the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.
Outside of Orthodontics, Dr. Kramer enjoys supporting LSU athletics, spending time with his family and friends, and all things outdoors. He loves to travel. Two fun facts are that he met his girlfriend Hannah on a Southwest flight and he recently ran with the bulls in Pamplona Spain.
Dr. Kramer loves animals, especially his Chesapeake Retriever, named Okie.