Our Team

Your Smile Specialists

Northwest Periodontics and Implant Specialists was established in Woodstock, GA over 35 years ago. Since its inception, it has helped patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles by providing periodontal-centered treatments. Dr. Halpern and Dr. ElMaraghi and the rest of the team are proud to carry its legacy of putting you first.

The best results come from a team effort. From our extensive training, use of the most recent technology, to the amount of time we allot for appointments, patients feel comforted in our care.

Northwest Periodontics and Dental Implants, WOODSTOCK, GA

Our Team

Your Smile Specialists

Northwest Periodontics and Implant Specialists was established in Woodstock, GA over 35 years ago. Since its inception, it has helped patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles by providing periodontal-centered treatments. Dr. Halpern and Dr. ElMaraghi and the rest of the team are proud to carry its legacy of putting you first.

The best results come from a team effort. From our extensive training, use of the most recent technology, to the amount of time we allot for appointments, patients feel comforted in our care.

Dr. ElMaraghi, Woodstock, GA

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

Dr. Halpern is a periodontist who 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.

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 technologies available for their benefit.

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. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the G.D.A.

Dr. Halpern is an adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics at the Dental College of Georgia. He is actively involved in the NWDDS and the GDA. He is the former president of the Northwestern District Dental Society and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Dental Association. He is a delegate of the GDA and ADA. Dr. Halpern is a member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Dental Studies.

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. ElMaraghi, Woodstock, GA

Arwa ElMaraghi, D.M.D., M.S.D. – Periodontal Specialist

Dr. ElMaraghi is a periodontist, earning her Bachelor of Science and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky. She completed a one-year General Practice Residency at the VA/KY Clinic at the University of Kentucky. Dr. ElMaraghi received intensive training in all areas of general dentistry including exodontia, geriatrics, conscious sedation, special needs patients, and fixed/removable prostheses. Dr. ElMaraghi completed a three-year Periodontal Surgical Residency at Roudebush VA Medical Center. During her years of residency, she received a Masters of Dental Science with a minor in Pathology from the University of Indiana School of Dentistry.

Dr. ElMaraghi is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, and the Northwestern District Dental Society.

After residency, Dr. ElMaraghi worked in a private practice with one of the most respected and sought after periodontists in Kentucky. She continued to learn and expand her surgical skills to include more complex treatments like full mouth restorations using implants (DIEM, Pro-Arch, All-on-4, Teeth In a Day), immediate placement and temporization of implants, and highly cosmetic cases.

Dr. ElMaraghi uses state-of-the-art technologies and premium products to ensure the best results for all her patients. She uses a team approach in treatment with the patient’s preferred restorative dentist and other physicians as needed.

On a personal note, Dr. ElMaraghi is married and has one daughter. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, swimming, travelling, and spending time with her family.

Dr. ElMaraghi, Woodstock, GA

Sharon, RDH – Hygienist

She is originally from South Carolina where she received her Associate Degree in dental hygiene. Attending continuing education classes helps to maintain her proficiency in her field and provide state-of-the-art care to all of her patients. Sharon has been in practice with Northwest Periodontics since 1990. Her passion is helping our patients understand and achieve optimal oral health while building a rapport with them.

Sharon and her son, Trent, live here in Woodstock. During her time away from work, Sharon enjoys hiking, playing tennis, spending time with friends and visiting family back home in South Carolina.

Dr. ElMaraghi, Woodstock, GA

Jessica, RDH – Hygienist

Jessica has been a dental hygienist for 13 years spending more than half of her career working in periodontics. She participates in many study clubs to maintain the highest level of clinical proficiency to stay up-to-date on the latest forms of treatment and maintenance for periodontal disease. Jessica enjoys building relationships with patients while providing them with the best hygiene services.

Jessica lives with her husband and two sons, aged four and two. She enjoys crafting, DIY projects, and reading.

Dr. ElMaraghi, Woodstock, GA

Olivia – Surgical Assistant

Olivia has been a big part of Northwest Periodontics since joining the team in 2014. She graduated in 2014 as a Certified Dental Assistant and soon after found a passion for surgery.

Olivia makes patients very comfortable and relaxed from the moment they walk in the door. She takes pride in her work and is always happy to answer any questions a patient may have.

In her spare time, Olivia enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, kayaking and spending time with her Husband and their little boy, George.

Dr. ElMaraghi, Woodstock, GA

Samantha – Dental Assistant

Samantha received her Dental Assistant Certificate from Dental Staff School in May of 2018. She chose the dental field because she loves boosting patients’ confidence by providing them with a smile they deserve! She enjoys getting to know the patients and making them feel at home in our office. Sam has experience in pediatrics, as well as periodontics, and knows how to ease patients’ anxiety very well.

Sam has two beautiful girls, and during her off time she most of all enjoys spending time with them.

Dr. ElMaraghi, Woodstock, GA

Laura – Financial Coordinator 

Laura has experience and education in both administration and clinical dentistry. She received her Associate’s degree in Science, and then went on to receive her Dental Assisting Degree in November of 2017.

She helps patients with check-in, scheduling appointments, coordinating appointments with the patient’s referring dental office, and patient record transfers between offices. She also is very knowledgeable with insurance and is a great reference with questions regarding insurance benefits and coverage. Since joining Northwest Periodontics, she has enjoyed watching our patient’ progress by improving the quality of their oral health and smile.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

This is a little bit about our team.

We look forward to seeing & getting to know you!

Contact us by calling 770-928-6655 to make an appointment today! We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

220 Heritage Walk, Suite 102 Woodstock, GA 30188
T: 770-928-6655 | F: 770-928-6656 | nwperio@securedds.com
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Our office is trilingual speaking English, Spanish and Arabic!

Contact Laura at 770-928-6655 or nwperio@securedds.com for insurance and billing questions.
Contact Olivia at olivia.nwperio@gmail.com for clinical and treatment-related questions.

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