Meet Our Staff

Stanley D. Halpern, D.D.S. - Periodontal Specialist

Dr. Halpern earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery from Emory University. He completed a dental residency program at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Halpern received his residency training in Periodontics at Emory University School of Dentistry.

Stanley D. Halpern, D.D.S. in Woodstock, GA

Dr. Halpern is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Northwestern District Dental Society, the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice, the Georgia Society of Periodontists, and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. Dr. Halpern is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the G.D.A. He is an adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics at the Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine. He is actively involved in the NWDDS and the GDA. Dr. Halpern is the past president of the Northwestern District Dental Society and has served on the board of Trustees of the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Halpern is a member of the Seattle Study Club and the North Metro Dental Study Club.

Dr. Halpern established his practice in the Marietta/Woodstock area over 25 years ago. His interests include Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, LASER periodontal therapy, dental implants, bone and gum augmentation, and cosmetic periodontal procedures. Dr. Halpern and his staff strive to provide a professional, caring, and comfortable environment for our patients and use the latest technology available to benefit our patients.

Outside of the office, Dr. Halpern enjoys playing golf, traveling, watching sports and spending time with his wife, two daughters and son in law.

Dr. Arwa ElMaraghi, D.M.D. - Periodontal Specialist

Dr. ElMaraghi is excited to be joining the Northwest Periodontics team, and offer her services to the community.

Dr. ElMaraghi completed a Bachelor’s of Science with a minor in Spanish at the University of Kentucky and went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. After graduation, she was accepted for the VA/ KY clinic residency at the University of Kentucky hospital and completed one year of GPR with intensive training in all areas of general dentistry including exodontia, geriatrics, conscious sedation, special needs patients, and fixed/removable prostheses.  She was accepted into the Periodontics Residency at Roudebush VA Medical Center, which is one of only three VA Periodontal surgical programs in the country as well as one of the strongest surgical and clinical programs. During her three year residency, she received a Masters of Dental Science with a minor in pathology from the University of Indiana School of Dentistry.


After residency she worked in a private practice with one of the most respected and sought after periodontists in Kentucky where she continued to learn and expand her surgical skills to include more complex treatment plans, full mouth restorations using implants (DIEM, Pro-Arch, all-on-4), and immediate placement and temporization of implants. With all of her patients, Dr. ElMaraghi uses a team approach in treatment with the patient’s preferred restorative dentist and other physicians as needed.

On a personal note, she has been blessed with a wonderful husband and daughter. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, swimming, canoeing, and spending time with her family.

Now that she has joined Dr. Stanley Halpern, she would like to offer her services and experience to his patients and colleagues. Going forward, she hopes to offer decades of the finest patient care while increasing the variety of procedures offered at Northwest Periodontics.

Sharon in Woodstock, GA

Sharon - Registered Dental Hygienist

Sharon is our registered dental hygienist. She has been practicing with Dr. Halpern for over 20 years. She attends continuing education classes to maintain her proficiency in dental hygiene with emphasis on periodontal systemic relationships and women’s health. She enjoys dental hygiene and the opportunity to help our patients achieve optimal oral health as well as creating a great rapport with her patients. She is originally from South Carolina. (Go Gamecocks!) With her twin sons grown, she has time to play her favorite sport, tennis.

Olivia in Woodstock, GA

Olivia - Surgical Assistant

Olivia is our surgical assistant and has recently joined our team. She is a certified dental assistant. She attended University of North Georgia in Gainesville. Olivia enjoys assisting Dr. Halpern chairside and taking care of our patients. She is a busy new mom to George, her four month old adorable baby boy. Olivia loves to bake and try new recipes.