With a lifelong love of learning, Dr. Halpern has honed her skills through continuing education and earned her Fellowship designation (FAGD) from the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor only 6% of dentists have achieved. Her passion to deliver patient-centered comprehensive dental care begins with knowing your experiences, overall health, and dental desires in order to best provide comfortable care to you. Abby’s advocacy for her patients is rivaled only by her commitment to organized dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Halpern serves as Speaker of the House for the Virginia Dental Association and is an active member of the American Dental Association.
Abby graduated from the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill with a major in Anthropology and Minor in Archaeology. From there, she moved to our nation’s capital, where she completed a rigorous Master’s program in Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown University. Abby returned to her home state of Georgia, where she earned her DMD at the Dental College of Georgia. While in dental school, she excelled academically and was recognized with induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the highest honor for excellence in academics and character. She served as the Student Body President of her dental school and as well as the Speaker of the House for the American Student Dental Association, presiding over the governing body representing 24,000 dental students.
After dental school, Abby returned to the DC area, where she completed a General Practice Residency at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. From there she began practicing in Arlington, and she is excited to now serve the Old Town community. She and her husband, Andy, continue to occupy themselves exploring all that the DMV area has to offer in food, fun, and adventure and cuddling up with their cat Mookie for Football Sundays.
“At my core, I am a problem solver. When they ask you “what keeps you up at night” it is solving problems, both the big kind and the minuscule, that make me tick. I’ve always enjoyed solving puzzles and finding answers; dentistry is that on a grander scale. I love what I do because it constantly challenges me to both think and feel. To best serve my patients, I feel that it’s imperative for me to get to know them first and understand their experiences and goals. Partnering the relationships we build along with critical thinking, science, and art, I work with my patients to find the best solutions to meet their goals and guide them in their oral health journey.”