Meet Our Staff

Duane-BalukeDuane Baluke, RDT

PRESIDENT

Duane Baluke is a highly regarded technician with over 50+ years experience.  Raised in the dental laboratory business, he is intimately familiar with every aspect of its operation and management.  By the time he turned 20, he had already earned his R.D.T. from the C.D.T.O.  He has received dental technology diplomas from, among many others, the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario, North Western University, and George Brown College.  Currently, he is the owner, President and chief technician of Baluke Dental Studios.  He still focuses considerable attention on assisting dentists with the creation of optimal treatment plans for advanced or complex cases.  This expertise proves especially beneficial to dentists breaking into Implantology.

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DSC_5630Corey Lewis C&B / CAD/CAM & Implant Specialist

With over 19 years of experience in the Dental Technology field, Corey applies this knowledge to his position as C&B/CAD/CAM & Implant Specialist at BDS.  His disciplined, systematic approach ensures that his department produces consistent crown and bridge substructures of the highest quality.  Complex cases are planned out in detail to provide consistent and predictable results.

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Scott Kosmack
C&B / Crown & Bridge & Implant Specialist

Scott Kosmack joined Baluke Dental Studios in May 2016 with previous experience of managing a World Wide Full Service Dental Laboratory. For over 25 years Scott has worked in every capacity in the Dental Laboratory, from Removable to Implants and CAD/CAM. He has also dedicated a good part of his career to chairside assistance along with Marketing and Sales. Scott  graduated with a Degree in Dental Technology from Harkness Technical Institute and received his CDT in 1995, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Florida State University.

Scott is actively involved with the Toronto Academy of Dentistry, sitting on both the Golf Committee & the Ski Committee to help raise funds for Sick Kids Hospital and Holland Bloorview Hospital. In his spare time he spends every free moment with his young daughter Savannah.

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DSC_6227Alex Tenzer Casting Specialist

Designing and Casting Partial denture frames is a demanding and difficult job, one Alex Tenzer excels at.  As Department Manger Alex is backed by over 22 years of German craftsmanship. Designing each partial himself he keeps the quality high.

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Peter NagyPeter Nagy Ceramics Specialist

Joining Baluke Dental in 2009 from Hungary, Budapest Peter brought with him a wealth of knowledge with over 21 years experience.  Peter studied with a highly acclaimed Dr. Pascal Magne and Master Technician Willi Geller.  Peter currently supervises our busy ceramic department at the highest level; at the same time working chair-side consulting doctors; always ensuring 100% customer satisfaction. Peter is commended and meticulous in delivering a precise and predicable product to your office.  We are honored to have Peter a part of our Baluke team.

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DSC_5649Raj Maraj Denture Specialist

Arriving in 1990 to Canada from Trinidad and Tobago Raj started working as Dental Technician. With over twenty-four years of experience Raj has a strong back ground in Crown and Bridge; Implants; Overdentures and Dentures.  With his mild mannered nature Raj is committed to working directly with client’s consulting on the phone or assisting in their practice. He thoroughly enjoys his work and the wonderful team that surrounds him at Baluke. We feel privileged to him as our Denture Specialist.

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_MG_7131Rob Pike Production/Case Coordinator

After 30 years in the business since 2001 at Baluke Rob is a well-seasoned case-coordinator. As Case-Coordinator Department Manager Rob is courteous, receptive to your needs.  He stands firm in believing the most important aspect of the dentist / laboratory relationship is communication.  It is the key to creating a superior finished product and a happy patient.

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IMG_3617Chuck Williamson Case & Staining Coordinator

Chuck started with Baluke Dental in 1993 in various positions within the lab, forever excelling.   He is responsible for case and   in-office custom staining coordinating.  He works hand and hand with Rob Pike ensuring a satisfied customer. With his quick wit Chuck always manages to bring a smile to your face.

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IMG_0814Enza Baluke  Office Administrator/Controller

Enza joined Baluke Dental Studios in 1991. She is responsible for the day-to-day laboratory functions as well as the marketing and educational seminars.  She is available to provide assistance with billing, statement enquiries and all other administrative concerns.  She has been instrumental in the development of our “Gateway” on-line-management and continues to work on developing better communication between the dental office and the lab.

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Linda Westcott

Linda Westcott

Administrative Assistant

Since 1996 Linda has brought a wealth of good spirit and charm to the laboratory.  Always with a smile on her face she is more than eager to assist you with any account receivable or payables matters.

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Bonnie Smith

Shipping/Receiving Coordinator

Bonnie joined Baluke Dental Studios in 2013 and we couldn’t be more pleased to have her working with us! Graduating in April 2008 from George Brown College and a member of the ODAA, Bonnie went to work for a busy Dental Office for a few years, gaining inside dental office experience, therefore giving her the advantage of understanding the inside daily functions of a dental office. Bonnie is always willing to assist and is very enthusiastic.Working directly with our courier staff Bonnie is instrumental in ensuring we met your pickup and delivery expectations. When not working at Baluke Dental, Bonnie bonds with her precious 3-year son and her family, also enjoying a few laps in the pool.

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