Center City Smiles
Alan Halpern, DDS:
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Center City Smiles
Alan D. Halpern, DDS
Philadelphia, PA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Chade B. (Source: Zocdoc)


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! 

JJ. S. (Source: Google)


My visit to Dr. Halpern’s office was fantastic! I am normally very anxious whenever I go to the dentist, but he has a very caring and reassuring manner. He addressed every one of my concerns very thoroughly, including showing me what areas I could improve on with my brushing. His staff is also top-notch. After a (very minor and understandable) clerical error, the staff wiped my bill and gave me my first visit with no charge, which was extremely generous of them. They made me feel like a welcome guest every moment I was there. I would strongly recommend seeing Dr. Halpern if you are searching for a dentist in Philly.

CJ. Kandemir (Source: Facebook)


Dr Halpern is the best. I’ve been a patient for the past 10+ years for both regular dentist visits as well as other issues that came up (e.g. root canals) and have been very happy with the results. He is not only very competent in what he does, but he is also very transparent and thorough in explaining what needs to be done and providing options when available. He is very energetic and great sense of humor. I have taken my parents to him for some major dental work and they were also very satisfied.

Sheila T. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dear Dr Halpern & Staff, I just want to take this opportunity to extend a HUGE Thank You!! One year ago my journey began. For years I’ve been losing teeth due to low calcium. I’ve been to several dentists who in turn scared the living daylights out of me, as a result I never went back. Finally I stumbled across your office. It was as if I met GOD himself!! Not only that you restored my confidence, however you gave me a reason to SMILE again!! Embarrassing as it is to be a young woman with false teeth, you restored All hope! I now smile from ear to ear! As silly as it may sound, I am one of the few that have been embracing this weight gain. I must admit, in the beginning I couldn’t see the light in the tunnel. Special thanks to Danny who held my hand (literally) and walked me through the entire process. She also assured me that there will be a positive end result. I can write a book about this office and my Great experience! This has been by far the best dental experience ever! Oh, and only you and I know my secret (that’s how natural my teeth look). Again, Thank you sooooooo very much!! I truly appreciate everything!!! Yours Truly, Crybaby

C. Kandemir (Source: Google)


Dr Halpern is the best. I’ve been a patient for the past 10+ years for both regular dentist visits as well as other issues that came up (e.g. root canals) and have been very happy with the results. He is not only very competent in what he does, but he is also very transparent and thorough in explaining what needs to be done and providing options when available. He is very energetic and great sense of humor. I have taken my parents to him for some major dental work and they were also very satisfied.

Neil M. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been suffering from toothache for the last few days and a friend recommended Alan Halpern for a pain free extraction. The guy is very friendly and carefully went through my options using the x-ray to show where the problem is and how it could either be repaired or extracted. He gave me a breakdown of cost as I have no dental insurance, I chose extraction, at $350, I’ve heard many higher quotes. It was tough going (my root gets thicker towrds the end), but completely painless. He wrote up a prescrition for pain meds, suggesting I only use it if need be as over the counter pain killers are usually strong enough. He noticed a couple of other minor issues, but didn’t dwell on those and focused on the reason I was there. As good as an experience as I could imagine for something so unpleasant.. 5*

Mya S. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Halpern has been my dentist for more than 5 years now.  He has helped me get my teeth back on track and healthy.  I have terrible teeth and have had to have many procedures including root canals, cavity fillings, extrations, and crown lengthening.  Dr. Halpern has taken care of me through all of this!  I had several terrible experiences with dentists and I went to see Dr. H. on a recommendation from a friend.  He was kind, non-judgmental, and extremely knowledgable.  I have NEVER looked back.  He has taken me in during an emergency when a tooth needed an emergency root canal.  I called the office and his wonderful office manager Donna told me to come in right away.  I was so grateful.  Also, Dr. H. does his own work, he has never farmed me out to anyone else for other procedures.  I am grateful to have him as my dentist and I look forward to many more years of healthy teeth.

Madeline S. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Halpern for year now. I not a person that like to go to the dentist and my husband goes to me. I figure i give him a try, he is very knowledge, funny and straight up! Dr. Halpern did alot of work on my mouth, i had gum diesease and he did that, fillings he goes did that, root canal he goes did that, put out a wisdom tooth and he did all of this year. I still have 2 more things to get done, but he make sure i was painless through the process! I recommend him to anyone!

Michael Weiss (Source: Google)


Dr. Halpern and his entire staff are extremely knowledgeable and skilled in their various jobs, professional and fun people to deal with. When you’re having teeth worked on, not only is skilled professionalism important, but a good friendly laugh does make a difference, too.

Melanie P. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Halpern is great!  He is a wonderful dentist and a perfectionist and I love that about him…the girls in the office are extremely nice…especially the receptionist, Donna.  Donna is always sweet and over the top nice; I always have a pleasent visit because of her….Thanks!!!!

Melissa O. (Source: Zocdoc)


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.

Victoria Troendle (Source: Google)


Dr. Halpern and all the staff here are so friendly! I’ve always had problems finding a good dentist that made me feel comfortable, but Dr. Halpern is th best! He does a great job, and makes you super comfortable and not nervous while your there!!

Cortlandt F. (Source: Zocdoc)


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,.

Anonymous (Source: Zocdoc)


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.

Denise B. (Source: Zocdoc)


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!

Jaydon D. (Source: Zocdoc)


This was the most thorough and informational experience I have had with a dentist in a long time. It’s clear that Dr. Halpern is very knowledgeable and clearly cares about what he is doing. Will definitely recommend to others!

Michael C. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr Halpern was great. His team were very thorough, helpful, and understanding. I had mentioned when booking an appointment that I had a bad experience at a dentist and it filled me with anxiety and Halpern’s team was right there to make me feel comfortable and safe. Everybody from the receptionist(I’m sorry I forgot your name!) to Dani his assistant was right there for me. After all the information from Halpern, I can’t wait to come back!!

Anonymous (Source: Zocdoc)


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.

Janette Soto (Source: Google)


Dr. Halpern is an amazing dentist. I have been a patient from the start of his practice in Center City. All of my dental visits have been excellent with absolutely no issues following any of the procedures which include regular cleanings, wisdom teeth extraction, root canal, implant, mouth guard and teeth whitening. I highly recommend Dr. Halpern for all dentistry needs. He expresses genuine concern for his patients, thoroughly explains all procedures, answers any questions and is a true professional dedicated to his craft. The office staff is outstanding and they all work well together. I trust you will have a great experience with Dr. Halpern and will look forward to your dental visits in the future.

Barbara L. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I am new to Dr Halpern and his absolutely phenomenal hygienist Lisa. First and foremost, Lisa Provided me with the most thorough and best cleaning I have EVER had! She was so gentle and took time to explain what she saw happening with my teeth. She’s funny as all hell and had me cracking up the entire time. I felt completely comfortable in her care. Dr. Halpern saw me in an emergency next day appointment where I was freaking out about something that turned out was totally fine. I could tell that Dr Halpern is a true professional and knows exactly what he is doing. He’s even in practice for 44 years! I felt immediately at ease with him and he did a wonderful and careful assessment of my teeth. I was relieved that I was sent home with no need for further work, just better flossing practices 😀 I will absolutely be back!

Amy B. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I recently started going to Dr. Halpern because of a professional recommendation to him. I came to Dr. Halpern with a ‘food gap’, a problem from another dentist and the food gap was an area where food was getting stuck in between my teeth causing me discomfort and probably decay in the tooth. Dr. Halpern was incredibly understanding of why I wouldn’t go back to the dentist who created this problem and listened to my frustration. I have dental anxiety due to many upsetting dental experiences from dentists outside of the area and Dr. Halpern was reassuring and understanding of my apprehension. He suggested I take a prescription to help me relax while he replaced my crown. I felt much more relaxed when he replaced my crown, and I’m truly amazed that with both the temporary and permanent crowns, I don’t even know that they’re in my mouth, feels just like a normal tooth. He administers the Novacaine very slowly and gently so I really don’t even feel much of anything when he gives the injection. The office walls were recently painted a pretty sky periwinkle blue which is pretty to look at, they often play upbeat and fun music to help you relax. I love getting my dental goody bag! I’m so impressed by him, Dani- his assistant who is very sweet, she lets me hold her hand when I was nervous about the injection and she kindly massaged my arm to help me relax. Stephanie, the office manager is so kind, caring and worked with our dental discount plan to give us a good price. Dr. Halpern has returned my phone calls personally more than once and welcomes any questions regarding my dental care. It has taken me a long time to find a dentist who I really trust, am confident in and feel comfortable with. He does excellent work and is incredibly honest, funny and understanding. I recommend Dr. Halpern and his staff highly! He is excellent and they care about their patients!

Tracy N. (Source: Zocdoc)


This is the best Dentist I’ve ever seen. He explained everything I needed to have done and even explained how the teeth should be brushed. I love this Dentist office and will continue to have my Dentistry work done here. His staff are the nicest people you would want working on your teeth. I highly recommend this Dentist and give him and his staff 5 stars and higher for their service.

Monica S. from Jacksonville, FL (Source: Yelp)


This morning offered some awesome news: I am a complete champion. I got a wisdom tooth pulled out at 9am with the aid of Novocaine. No laughing gas, no painkillers, just straight up tooth plucking. I was a little skeptical when I called asking for directions and Dr. Halpern himself answered the phone. Then, I walked into the 4th floor suite to find he shares an office space with an optometrist. Weird thing #2. Lastly, his office decor reminded me of the doctor’s office in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Muted beige colors abound with no real aesthetic clue pointing to the fact that we’re in the year 2009. Dr. Halpern is incredibly personable though, and he went over the procedure thoroughly and gave me a chance to ask questions. I really appreciated his confidence in his skill. He promised I wouldn’t have chipmunk cheeks and the pain would be minimal. I was in an out of there within 30 minutes and things went as he said they would. His secretary was out, so he did all the billing himself…he even entered my information in the computer. Finally he gave me a sheet to take home with care instructions. I should be all healed in no time and if I have any concerns, Dr. Halpern’s cell number is on the bottom of the sheet. He’s now my new dentist. If you want to “go under” or have a hankering for a painkiller scipt, Dr. Halpern isn’t your man. Painless procedure though.

Meredith Kleiber (Source: Google)


From the ages of 3 to 27, I went to the same dentist, whom I adored. When I moved to Philly in my mid-20s, I continued to make the 1.5-hour trip back home every six months to see that same dentist for a few years. After tiring of this commute, I sought recommendations from friends. One of these recommendations was for Dr. Halpern, and I could not be happier that I made the switch over to him. He and his excellent staff treat their patients with care and are a joy to visit every six months. Seriously, has anyone ever said that about a dentist? Doubtful. As long as I live in Philly, I will always be a patient of Dr. Halpern’s (that is, until he retires!).

Anonymous from Sharon Hill, PA (Source: Yelp)


Went to see DrAlan Halogen for the first time on 6-11-19, It was the best experience I’ve ever had with a dentist, his office is very nice an clean an his staff  are great. Dr Halogen answered any question I had an being that I am not fond of going to the dentist he make me feel so relaxed.He also has a great sense of humor. Loved my experience, will recommend Dr Halpren to all my family an friends. He is now my dentist. He’s the  best.

Anonymous (Source: Zocdoc)


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

Chaitali B. (Source: Zocdoc)


For my initial consultation, I met with the hygenist/assistant who took my x-rays. Those were quick and painless. Dr. Halpern then did a full comprehensive exam, which I was surprised that he took the time to do so. He thoroughly examined everything, gave me better analogies (to hopefully get me to floss better) and answered all of my questions. I never felt rushed nor dismissed; he genuinely cared with what I had to say/express. I am glad I came here based on the reviews. I highly recommend Dr. Halpern!

Kyra Atterbury (Source: Google)


Dr Halpern is a wonderful person and an even better dentist. He has been my dentist for many years and I trust him implicitly. No one loves going to the dentist, but with a doctor like Dr. Halpern you are never afraid to call him!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


Absolutely fantastic experience. I have not been to a dentist in many years and was dreading the visit. Dr. Halpern and staff are very nice and explained all dental terminology in construction terms that I could comprehend. I’m actually looking forward to returning for my cleaning.

Anonymous (Source: Zocdoc)


convenient downtown location. staff is super personable, including Dr Halpern. he’s fantastic! extremely thorough in determining the cause of my pain, an excellent communicator and took his time in making sure i understood each step during the exam. I very much appreciate the care I received at Dr Halpern’s practice.

Rosanna S. (Source: Zocdoc)


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. 

Erin M. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Halpern and his staff are literally the nicest people. They explain everything they do and tell you why. They spend real time with you, unlike other offices where you feel like you’re just going through a carwash. Dr. Halpern is very thorough during an exam — I felt like I’d never had such an in-depth exam before. I walked away from my appointment feeling very supported and cared for.

Kimberley B. (Source: Zocdoc)


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.

Shelley Bobman (Source: Google)


Dr. Halpern and his hygienist, Tina, did a thorough and painless cleaning and exam. I was seen at the scheduled time and left the office in under an hour. Dr. Halpern and his staff are friendly and efficient, and have genuine concern for their patient’s health and comfort.

Anonymous (Source: Zocdoc)


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. 


Alan D Halpern DDS graduated Cum Laude in the 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 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 automoble racing & maintenance, bicycling, hiking and cooking in his spare time. His is also a NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors)