Meet The Staff

Diane Lutz, RDH

Diane Lutz, RDH

Diane has been a member of the Carmel Comprehensive Dental Group for six and a half years. After earning her B.S. degree from University of Iowa, Diane has been a practicing Hygienist since 1981 in various locations around the United States. Diane enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them improve their oral health. She has been married for 26 years. Her husband Jim is a partner for a fortune 100 insurance company and serves as the head coach of Viper Aquatics in Westfield. Diane and Jim have two sons: Kyle and Kory.


Nelli Vitkin, RDH

Nelli Vitkin, RDH

Nellie earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Indiana School of Dentistry in 1998. She has practiced as a dental hygienist for over 16 years and focuses on ensuring her patients receive the most comprehensive yet gentle care. Nellie is experienced in all aspects of dental health including nutrition and supplements.

Nellie and her husband reside in Carmel. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and dog Charlie.










Ana Moran, RDAAna Moran, RDA

Ana, expanded function dental assistant from IUDS. Ana is originally from Belorussia, but lived in Israel and Canada and moved to the USA in 2008. Ana is busy with her two children, and also working for Trinity Free Clinic. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and loves to travel with her family in the U.S. and aboard.










Julia Farmer, RDAJulia Farmer, RDA

Julia started the dental practice in January of 2014. She graduated Dental Office Training by Lynn (DOT) on November 1st, of 2013. Carmel Comprehensive Dental Care is her first job in Dental Assisting field. Julie is certified in Expanded Dental Assisting, and enjoys being able to help to Dr. Balaban with all of his assisting needs. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her daughter, as well as her family. She also loves to cook, and of course, go shopping.


Linda Hughes, Schedule Coordinator

Linda Hughes, Schedule Coordinator

Linda joined Dr. Balaban practice in August 2013 as office Coordinator. Prior to that, she had worked in specialty, as well as family practice for past several years. Linda and her husband Kent reside in Indianapolis. Besides spending time with family and friends, other interests include baking, vacations at the beach and the Colts.


Luba Balaban, Office Manager

Luba Balaban, Office Manager, RDH

Luba Balaban is active member of ADHA, active mother of 5 children: 2 boys and 3 girls. Graduated in 2000 with degree of RDH from IU dental school. Moved to USA in 1996 with Degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from the State Medical University of the Republic of Moldova. During intensive training back in 1990-1995 met her future husband Dr. Alex Balaban and graduated successfully in 1995 with 3 month old precious boy. Luba is happy to be a part of Carmel Comprehensive Dental Care from the beginning when it was founded back in August of 2004. Her mission is to help the office grow, make the place a Happy environment for both staff members and patients and support Dr. Balaban to be able to give patients best up-to-date dental care possible. She loves being around kids and happy to make young generation become responsible independent grown-ups with beautiful happy healthy smiles!