About Us


Center City Smiles was founded over 30 years ago by Alan D. Halpern D.D.S. with the vision of creating a dental practice that treats every patient with dignity and first-rate care. The staff at Center City Smiles are highly-trained and exceptionally friendly. We understand that for many, visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience. Our comfortable surroundings and compassionate dental professionals will ease your fears.

Alan D. Halpern D.D.S.

Dr. Halpern 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.

In his spare time, Dr. Halpern also enjoys automobile racing, bicycling, hiking and cooking. He is also a NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) certified diver.

marisaMarisa Malts

Director of Marketing, Clients Services & Retention

Marisa Malts works behind the scenes at Center City Smiles but as Dr Halpern’s daughter she has been around the practice for many years. She is a graduate of Rutgers University. Marisa comes to us from the sports industry where she was responsible for marketing and client relations for several teams in the NHL. When not in the office, Marisa can be found with her husband, Vince with their Hockey Training Program, Bloodlline Hockey.