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Meet The Staff

Linda Hughes, Schedule Coordinator of Smile Arts Dentistry

Linda Hughes, Schedule Coordinator

Linda joined Dr. Balaban's practice in August 2013 as the 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 of Smile Arts Dentistry

Luba Balaban, Office Manager, RDH

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