Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.
Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.
Michele Gillen, Office Manager
Patient advocacy has always been a passion of mine.
My knowledge as a licensed insurance agent since 1996 gave me the tools to navigate the world of dental insurance
when I entered the field of dentistry in 2002 after the birth of my second child.
I have lived in East Setauket, NY since 1998 and have the pleasure of seeing many of our patients around town.
I have a 17 year old daughter entering college next year and a 13 year old son who keeps me busy on the weekends with Travel Lacrosse.
I love summerís on Long Island and you can find me at the beach or on a Stand up Paddle around Conscience Bay.
I have known Dr. Halpern for many years as a friend and colleague and was thrilled to join her practice in the summer of 2011.
She is not only a caring dentist but an artist and truly has a passion for dentistry that is seen by patients and staff.
Building personal relationships, working through treatment concerns and navigating financial plans for our patients is very important to me.
To calm fears, answer questions and help make treatment possible in a soothing and high tech environment is very rewarding to me.
Our office strives and continues to be on the cutting edge of technology.
I couldn't imagine working for a better dental practice, and I am grateful to work with a wonderful and caring group of people.
Anne-Marie Loehle, Recare Coordinator
I have worked in the dental field for 30 years. My career in dentistry started as a certified dental assistant and
transitioned to the front desk. I love educating patients and their families on all areas of dental. As the continuing care coordinator, I
wanted to ensure that the patient and their family members were scheduling future hygiene visits while maintaining their oral hygiene.
I am thrilled to be working with Dr. Karyn Halpern and the staff at Port Jefferson Smiles. The office has the latest technology and
Dr. Halpern provides a comfortable and painless dental experience.
I currently reside in Manorville with my husband, two kids and five dogs.
My daughter is entering college next year playing Volleyball and
my son will be a senior and plays Football and Travel Lacrosse. I spend most of my free
time traveling to Volleyball and Lacrosse Tournaments.
Danielle has been one of Dr. Halpern's dental hygienist since 2013. She has been a practicing dental hygienist since 1996.
Danielle is excited to be a part of Dr. Halpern's team and loves the fact that Dr. Halpern is "cutting edge" yet conservative. Her favorite part of
being a dental hygienist is building relationships with her patients.
Danielle is certified in CPR, local anesthesia and nitrous oxide anesthesia.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their son, Evan.
She is her son's Cub Scout den leader which keeps her busy most weekends as well as boating in Montauk.
Leigh Ann Pfeifer
Leigh Ann Pfeifer is a dental hygienist with 16 years experience. She graduated from Farmingdale University in 1999.
She is CPR Certified and licensed to administer local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide. Leigh Ann keeps current with continuing education classes and
takes great pride in being a dental professional. Leigh Ann's role as your Dental Hygienist is to provide comfortable care, a thorough assessment
of findings, dental hygiene treatment planning, combined together with patient education and oral hygiene instruction. Leigh Ann takes great pride
in being a health care professional.
Leigh Ann is married with two children. Olivia is 13 years old and Nathan is 11 years old. Most of Leigh Ann's free time is spent with her family.
They like boating, camping and a variety of outdoor activities. She is also involved in Cross Fit.
Leigh Ann is proud to be a member of the Port Jefferson Smiles dental team where patient care and comfort are our priority.