Meet The Staff

Meet Dr. Chris Balsly


Chelsie Adams

Chelsie is our Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA). She has been in the dental field for over 18 years. She started learning in office chairside dentistry in 2002.

Chelsie went on to pursue her EFDA in 2007, where she graduated from The Ohio State University EFDA program. She also has expanded knowledge with helping through out the office in all areas. Her main goal in dentistry is to help people smile again and receive the best care she can provide. She is very detailed with her work which helps her to achieve this goal.

When she is not busy doing dentistry, Chelsie loves spending time with her husband and kids. They love going camping, riding ATVs, taking their daughter on adventures and watching their boys play sports. Chelsie is very knowledgeable in the field and is a great asset to our team.

Doctor Chris Balsly

Dr. Chris Balsly

When it comes to preserving, enhancing and beautifying our smiles, we all want the best. The best care. The best service. The best results. It’s as simple as that.

Dr. Balsly, a Dentist in Mason Ohio, is a unique kind of dentist. He takes a gentle approach, easing any concerns you might have by providing valuable patient education. He listens so he can best understand your particular needs. Then he strives to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care using his skilled training in the latest advances in dental technology.


Lori Whitener

Lori is the Office Manager. She is cross trained to work as the front desk receptionist and as a chair-side assistant for the doctor. She has been in the dental field for over twenty years and has experience in General practice, Oral surgery and Periodontics.

Lori is very knowledgeable with all aspects of the dental practice including dental insurance plans. She grew up in Preble County where she still resides with her husband Ron and three of her four children, Evan, Brandon, Vincent and one daughter Samantha who lives in Kentucky with her beautiful granddaughter Izabel.

When she is not running the boys to sporting events she enjoys relaxing at home with family and friends living a simple country life.

Dr. Balsly

Professional Background

Dr. Balsly completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Ohio State University. He went on to complete an advanced training program at the Department of Veteran Affairs. Prior to creating Trailside Dental Care, Dr. Balsly obtained valuable experience while employed in several private practices throughout Cincinnati and Dayton.


Sylvia Bjork

Sylvia is a registered dental assistant from San Antonio, Texas. Sylvia graduated from the dental program at San Antonio College. She moved to Ohio in 2011 to be with the love of her life, Shane.

Sylvia has two sons, Scott (38) and Harley (24) both are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. She enjoys watching her favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing bingo, cooking Tex-Mex food and spending quiet evenings with her boyfriend.

Professional Affiliations and Experience:

  • Certified in Intravenous Sedation from Miami Valley Hospital
  • Certified in ACLS
  • Certified in Dental Forensics
  • Advanced Training in Implant Dentistry
  • Guest Lecturer for Medical Residents at The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Member of Academy of General Dentistry
  • Accredited with over 270 hours of Continuing Education from the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Member of American Dental Association
  • Member of Ohio Dental Association
  • Member of Cincinnati Dental Society
  • Member of Dayton Dental Society
Dr. Chris Balsly Volunteering

Volunteer Dentistry

Doctor Balsly is dedicated to helping those less fortunate. He has volunteered at several Safety Net clinics throughout Ohio. He volunteered to work with mentally and physically disabled patients. He has treated disabled Veterans. If you are a patient of our practice and know of a person in need, do not hesitate to ask for help.

Doctor Balsly travels abroad on a regular basis to provide emergency dental care. If you would like to help or donate to these missions, please contact our staff and we will give you more details


Wendy Hodge

Wendy is our lead Dental Hygienist. She joined our team in October 2018. Wendy received her Dental Hygiene degree from AASU in Savannah, Georgia (May 2000). She grew up in Germantown, Ohio and now resides in Miamisburg, Ohio. She enjoys spending  time outdoors with family, friends and her fur baby, Cain.

Dr. Balsly and his two sons

Personal Life

Doctor Balsly grew up in Cincinnati. He attended Miami University in Oxford Ohio. He graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems. He was employed at Accenture as a Business Consultant before attending the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Doctor Balsly lives with his family in Cincinnati. He is a life long Reds fan. The Bengals make him cry every Sunday.

Dr. Balsly looks forward to bringing out the full beauty of your smile.