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Qualifications and Experience
Alan D Halpern DDS is a Cum Laude graduate of Temple University class of 1974. He is a graduate of the class of 1978 Temple Dental School. He served his general practice residency at the Wilmington Medical Center in 1979. Dr. Halpern has had his own private dental practice in Philadelphia since 1979. Alan is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Philadelphia County Dental Association.
Dr. Halpern also enjoys car racing & maintenance, bicycling, hiking and cooking in his spare time. His is also a NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors)
Verified Patient Reviews
He is extremely thorough, while still being efficient and very much wants to make sure I understood everything that was going on with my teeth. His staff (receptionist and hygienist) very good, too.
After a few less than stellar experiences in the Philadelphia dental world, I was apprehensive to go back. Dr. Halpern and his staff quickly neutralized that apprehension with their friendly and skillful approach. I was ushered through the process with ease and feel silly for waiting so long to get my teeth in order. I've found my new dentist.
Very thorough exam. The doctor was smart and funny, I actually enjoyed my time. Told me tips and information i had never heard at my old dentist. Was in and out.
It was th best dentist appt i have everrrrrrrrr had.Thank you so much for all of your concern.i have finally found the dentist that i have been looking for for years.Thanks
he was pleasant and non-judgmental, I would definitely recommend
Dr. Alan Halpern explained everything about my concerns and the treatment in great detail. I feel that Dr. Halpern is a very honest dentist after seeing a dentist that tried to charge me 3x the cost of the prices Dr. Alan charges. I would recommend Dr. Alan Halpern
Knowledgable, professional, funny...Awesome first visit!
Very informative and straightforward
He was very professional and considerate. He taught about proper flossing and brushing hygiene in language that made sense.
My first visit was met with a thorough examination. Dr. Alan is very well versed with his practice and was immediately able to diagnose a few conditions which had been bothering me but never diagnosed before. I'll definitely be going back here on a regular basis.
Been seeing Dr. Halpern for 8 yrs and he is one of the best.
The overall experience was good although it took much longer than I had anticipated (1.5 hours for a check up and cleaning). The dentist is very thorough when examining and will be direct about the issues you have without glossing over anything. Gave me good advice about proper brushing ( There is a right way!) Friendly, professional, and most importantly, do not try to advertise unnecessary procedures.
Even though my mouth was sore leaving the office, Dr. Halpern did a great job of explaining the right to brush and floss. I just need to follow those instructions and next visit will be better on my mouth.
Friendly staff, short wait time, up to date equipment. Dr. Halpern has a very good bedside manner. He performed the dental cleaning himself. Comprehensive dental exam. Would highly recommend him based on my experience. I do not have any complex dental problems so cannot comment on that.
Dr. Halpern is an amazing dentist. I haven't been to a dentist in a few years because of a bad experience and so I was a little nervous. He was super friendly, which eased my fears a lot. He was also super thorough. He explained everything that was going to happen to me step by step. (I had a tooth pulled) The procedure was quick, with An average amount of pain the next day. He even called to check on me a day after the procedure!
Well I must report that this guy’s consistently high rating here and at other sites is in fact justified. I was searching for a top-notch dentist after having some uncertainty about the work of some random dentist I went to to replace a filling that suddenly fell out. (I went in with no pain, I came out WITH pain…I believe it’s supposed to work the other way around) I decided on Dr. Halpern based solely on the high ratings, but still had to see for myself. The patient just before me was a doctor – I counted that as a good sign. When my turn comes, what I receive is the most thorough dental exam I’ve EVER had in my life! He found things that explained minor sensations I barely paid attention to as well as things I never would have suspected (which quite frankly were missed by others) And he explained EVERYTHING fully and clearly…which is something I wasn’t used to from dentists in the past. It is very obvious that he has a passion for what he does, his enthusiasm is contagious. If you’re one who gets nervous going to the dentist, his sense of humor and enjoyably empathetic demeanor will put you at ease the moment you meet him. If you're one who worries about being judged for neglecting your pearlies…you’ll find none of that here. Except for the filling fix the previous week, I hadn’t seen a dentist for 7 years. (Don’t ever do that, by the way – trust me!) Dr. Halpern set me up on a multiple visit plan to get my grill back into top shape. Let me tell you this, and you may not believe me now but... you may actually LOOK FORWARD to going getting dental work if Halpern is doing it. Or at least be at ease with it. But let me caution you…..ZocDoc may indicate that a particular dentist accepts insurance from your carrier but it is your responsibility to double-check that he or she participates in your particular plan by contacting your carrier first. (website or phone). Being somewhat of an idiot, I unfortunately didn’t. After getting psyched about finding a dentist I could trust, I discover he’s out-of-network in my plan. I strongly considered paying the premium just so I could stay…just until the major work was done, but my annual out-of-network limit would have been blown after just 1 procedure and I still had 7 years of work to make up for. (He did, after learning of this offer to try to make arrangements to accommodate me….but I didn’t find this out until I had already started with and worked out a treatment plan with an in-network dentist. Had I only known earlier...) At least I went in to the network guy informed with what I learned from Dr Halpern and that helped immensely. One more thing, I found Donna, his office/billing person to be such a wonderful bundle of sweetness. I just love her…but I’d never tell her that.
he was great! i would highly recommend him to anyone nervous about going to the dentist. very informative with a good sense of humor.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Halpern. Moving to a new city and finding a new dentist can be challenging. However Dr. Halpern was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable. When I first arrived I was a little skeptical by the out dated decor it made me question his tools being of high quality and up to date. However once meeting Dr Halpern and realizing his knowledge I was no longer skeptical at all. I had a very thorough cleaning and will be returning to him. In fact I have already recommended him to a friend.
I think every dentist should be like Dr.Halpern. Very friendly and educates you from the minute you step in until you leave. He gives the time and care patients need.
I had read many reviews for lots of dentists before going because like many people, dentist visits aren't my favorite. Well, I made an appointment for both my husband and me. We both loved him. He sees you immediately with a very short wait, the dental assistant and receptionist were all very kind and efficient, and Dr. Halpern was really amazing. He was funny and helped me to relax, but at the same time, he was so extremely thorough. I can't remember when a dentist paid this much attention to every part of my mouth. He informed you of what he had found and what was recommended without speaking down to you nor did he give you way too much technical information that you didn't really care for. I DEFINITELY recommend this dentist.
As always, he is able to figure things out and plan for the next steps. He relieved my anxiety.
He was very friendly and professional. He explained everything thoroughly and provided me with useful insight and information regarding my teeth.
I enjoyed my experience at Dr. Halpern's office. He answered every question I asked. He was thorough with my cleaning and explained in detail with demonstrations how I can brush better at home.
He was personable, informative, and efficient. He also had a nice sense of humor.
I have had so many bad experences with dentist in the past that I use to panic when it's time to make an appointment. Dr Halpern has done major dental work and I can actually relax during the procedures!
Very thorough and personable
Alan and his staff are personable and professional. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist in Center City.
Absolutely the very, very best dentist you could hope to find!!!!!!! The staff is incredible and the entire experience was great! I am so excited I finally found such a professional and compassionate dentist and his staff!
First time visit.Very thorough,very nice,and I just had a really great experience.I felt like I got more than my money's worth and I'd definitely recommend him highly to anyone who wants a professional,experienced dentist with a great bedside manner,.
Great experience! Dr. Halpern was professional and friendly. A painless filling!