Caring. Compassionate. Highly-patient focused. Our family dentists at Odyssey Dental Care are committed to providing exceptional dental care services for families in Regent, East Kildonan, Transcona and surrounding Winnipeg communities.
Dr. Jerry Baluta graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry in 1987 and is proud to have spent 30 years practicing in his home town of Winnipeg with 28 of those years as owner of Odyssey Dental Care located in Transcona.
Dr. Baluta will build a treatment plan for you that will meet your oral health needs whether they be simple or complicated restorative plans, braces, Invisalign® or anything in between.
He is a Member of the Canadian Dental Association, Manitoba Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Association of Orthodontics.
When not taking care of his patients, Dr. Baluta is a Clinical Instructor at U of M College of Dentistry for the last 10 years, a Chair of the Communications Committee at the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA) and he is also a member of the board at the Ukrainian Cultural and Education Centre.
He was honored to be the Recipient of the President’s Award of Merit from the MDA in 2017 for his long-term volunteer work and chairmanship of the Open Wide program at the MDA.
Dr. Baluta is married to his wife Olga and has 5 grown children all pursuing their individual passions. When Jerry has time to get out and enjoy the outdoors, he is an avid cyclist and golfer.
Dr. Tracy Martinez has been practising at Odyssey Dental Care since she graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2010. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and prides herself on providing the most comfortable experience possible for her patients. You can count on her to try to lighten the mood with her (terrible) jokes. Outside the office, Tracy is always busy chasing after her two young boys.
In her spare time, Dr. Martinez enjoys spending time hanging out with family and friends. In the summer, she loves spending time at her family’s cabin and during the winter, she loves sitting down with a good book or better yet, binge watching Netflix!
Dr. David Dacombe graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Manitoba in 2015 with Dean’s Honours. Dr. Dacombe is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, especially enjoying oral surgery and endodontics, and he is actively pursuing additional continuing education opportunities in these areas.
He cares greatly for the well-being of each and every patient, and stresses the importance of ensuring his patients are well informed and understand the procedures required before the work even begins. He strives to provide a comfortable experience to help alleviate any patient anxiety and will calmly and patiently work with patients who commonly struggle with this.
Having been raised just outside the city in West Saint Paul, he is glad to continue to call it home and serve the surrounding community of Winnipeg. When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Dacombe loves to spend valuable family time with his wife Amanda and their daughter Adeline, as well as completing various woodworking projects and taking care of his family’s acreage.
Dr. Cheryl Bacala graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry in 2002 and has been practising dentistry at Odyssey Dental Care since then.
She has been offering Invisalign® as an option for straightening teeth for 13 years.
Outside of work, Dr. Bacala enjoys acting in the All Dentist Musical that runs every two years of which the proceeds go to charities. She also enjoys spending time with her three beautiful girls.