Chris Halper, DMD
I am so excited to welcome you and your child to North Georgia Pediatric Dentistry. As a father myself, I understand how difficult it is to trust someone else with your child. On a daily basis, I am trusted by parents just like you to care for their children and keep their children’s smile healthy. I can honestly say that I treat my patients as if they are my own children. I adore my patients, and I love getting to see their happy, smiling faces. I enjoy working with all of my patients’ families, and building a trust that lasts for years. Making a difference in a child’s life is the most rewarding feeling. My team and I provide children’s dental care in a way that is comfortable, safe, and fun for the child. I am sincere in saying that I truly love my job as a pediatric dentist.
In the practice, I use technology and provide treatment options that will make your child’s first dental visit, and every visit, seem less intimidating and fun for both you and your child. Some example are to educate by showing your child their teeth up-close with an intra-oral camera, or being able to take radiographs without having to place any film inside their mouth (for any gaggers). My goal in putting North Georgia Pediatric Dentistry together was to make dentistry fun, not so scary, in order to provide an overall positive oral health experience.
The relationships that our office develops with our patients and their families, to us, are priceless. I look forward to getting to know my patients, hearing about all of their adventures in life, and listening to what is important to them at each and every appointment. I truly see our practice as an extension of the community family.
Since an early age I always knew that I wanted to work with children, and pediatric dentistry soon became a perfect fit. I grew up in a family that assisted with finding foster children adopted families and my love for sports led me to coaching multiple teams over the years. From these life experiences and my pediatric training, working with children and youth has always been comfortable and rewarding. Being able to positively influence a child in their perception of dentistry or in life in general is something that I treasure.
My education began in Statesboro, GA, at Georgia Southern University. It was there while attending GSU, I met my now wife ☺ I then received my bachelors of science degree from Penn State University. After a couple years working in research and development in the pharmaceuticals industry, I desired to get back to working with people and chose the dental field. I had the honor of receiving my dental education in our nation’s second oldest dental school at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. After dental school, I remained in Philadelphia and completed a two year pediatric specialty residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The dental industry is constantly changing and continuing education is an important part of my job as a pediatric dentist, and I regularly participate in continuing education opportunities. I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Georgia Dental Association and the American Dental Association.