Dr. Halpin was born in Calgary. He spent much of his childhood in Toronto before ultimately establishing himself in Ottawa.
He completed his Bachelor of Science, majoring in Mathematics at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. He was awarded the G. Wilbert Cox trophy and medal as the University Student of the Year best combining athletics, extra-curricular activities and academic achievement. He was co-captain of the University Axemen hockey team and was awarded MVP. Dr. Halpin then played professional hockey in Europe.
He returned to Canada to attend the University of Western Ontario, where he completed his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1984.
Dr. David Halpin B.Sc., DDS.
After traveling the world and playing another season of hockey in Germany, he settled in Ottawa to start his dental practice in 1987.
Dr. Halpin has a passion for learning and dental excellence. He has undergone thousands of hours of post-graduate education in implants, prosthetics, periodontics, and orthodontics. His mentorships have been in Europe and other continents as well as North America.
He prides himself in top-quality dentistry. He is often sought after to treat difficult cases or to retreat cases in function and aesthetics. “When I treatment plan, I make sure to present to the patient the ideal treatment as well as other options. I want to be sure the patient has a thorough understanding. I make use of digital photography and study models. In almost every situation, I’ve done a similar treatment. I can show before and after photos. This ensures confidence.”
“My laboratory technician in Ottawa works for many dentists. He often tells me how much he enjoys working with me because of the quality I present. He has chosen me to treat his family for both orthodontics and aesthetic crowns. That is the ultimate compliment”.
Dr. Halpin’s philosophy in complex orthodontics or aesthetic cases is to prioritize function, TMJ health, facial proportions, teeth display and lastly teeth alignment. “My decision to extract is based on several factors but NOT simply because of crowding. Most of my orthodontic patients are treated WITHOUT EXTRACTIONS and WITHOUT SURGERY”.