Meet the Team
We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
I began working with Dr. Hallstead 22 years ago. As our financial coordinator, I meet with all our new patients and go over their financial plan, insurance, and payments. Since we believe that everyone deserves a healthy smile, we work with patients’ budgets to meet all their dental needs. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our three children, one grandchild, and two cats.
For the past 14 years, I’ve worked at our front desk where I schedule appointments, answer the phone, and keep everything running smoothly and on time. The best part of my job is socializing with all our patients! I love catching up with their lives and learning about all the fun things they’ve done since being here last. I have been happily married for 36 years to my husband, Frank. We have two daughters, Jayme and Kristy, two grandchildren named Trace and Max. At home, our cat, Maizy, and our dog, Millie, keep us company.
I am dedicated to providing the very best oral health care for patients, from patient screening and assessment of oral health conditions to gentle and effective cleanings and periodontal care. The most enjoyable aspect of my job is working with people, and providing a valuable health care service while establishing a trusting relationship with patients. Over the past 23 years, I’ve met a lot of really great people, and those friendships are what makes coming to the office each day so much fun. At home, my free time is spent outside enjoying my flower garden, hiking, or kayaking. I also love cooking for family and friends, wine tastings, and being involved in my community.
As the newest member of the team, I feel privileged to be able to work together with a group of people who are truly dedicated to helping others achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. I graduated from Monroe Community College in 1997 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I am very passionate about the profession of dentistry and providing comprehensive, individualized care to every patient. I am committed to professional growth and development and sharing my knowledge with patients to assist them in achieving optimal oral health. It’s such a joy to get to know each individual and build trusting relationships. I recently moved to Canandaigua and I am embracing the beautiful Finger Lakes Region. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, Leah and Anna.
Since starting in the fall of 2014, getting to know all of the patients at the office has been such a joy; they are all so unique and I love catching up and joking around with them at each appointment. Seeing them leave with a smile on their face just makes my day! It is also refreshing to work with a doctor who the patients can relate and open up to. They can truly see his passion for dentistry because it shows in their smiles! I live in Farmington, NY and enjoy watching football, especially the Buffalo Bills! I like to hang out with friends and create craft projects. I like to stay active by working out.