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.
Financial Coordinator / Office Manager
I began working with Dr. Hallstead 25 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, children and grandchildren.
I feel privileged to be able to work 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 also committed to professional growth and development, and to sharing my knowledge with patients in order to help them achieve 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.
Growing up in a dental home it was an easy decision to become a dental hygienist. I attended Erie Community College and my first job was with my Dad. I joined Dr Geoff’s team in December 2020. It is a privilege to be in a practice where I can help a person understand and achieve a healthy mouth and smile. A healthy mouth is so important for a person’s overall health and it is a joy to help patients reach that goal. I love coming to work each day and being part of making that happen. When not at work I enjoy sewing and my family-though my kids would say its the grandkids not them!
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 with my friends! I like to keep active by working out but I’m also perfectly content staying in and reading.
From the time I was a very young girl I have been passionate about dentistry and oral health. I feel that it is important for the patient to have an understanding of procedures and to ensure that they are educated about their own oral health. I went to school in Pennsylvania where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science at Allegheny College and continued my education at Great Lakes School of Technology for my Dental Assisting Certification. I began working for Dr. Hallstead in April of 2021, Dr. Hallstead is exceptional at educating his patients and taking the time to get to know them and help them to fully understand any treatment that is best for them.
I love exploring the Fingerlakes and I often spend my free time outside, I love to hike and discover new spots to hang up my hammock. I have two cats, named Dill and Ryder, and they sometimes come on my adventures on a leash.
Bookkeeper / Personal Assistant
I have had the pleasure of working for Dr. Geoff for over 14 years. I joined the team as a part time bookkeeper in 2006 and in 2012 was given the opportunity to expand my role to include administrative support to Colleen and personal assistant to Dr. Geoff. In 2017 my duties increased to include support to the clinical team. Learning to help in the clinic has really help me better understand the function of the back office and has been rewarding by allowing me to get to know our patients. When not in the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and my two daughters and I love to travel when the opportunity comes along!
Patient / Treatment Coordinator
I began working with Dr. Hallstead in October 2019 after moving from Florida, where I lived for 16 years. As our patient/treatment coordinator, I meet with our patients to discuss finances, obtain insurance pre-determinations, and schedule treatment appointments. One of my favorite aspects of my job is being able to sit with the patients, one on one, and really get to know them. Everyone has a story, and I enjoy being able to fit those experiences into their dental needs by building a plan with their best interests in mind. When I am not in the office, I enjoy my time with my cats, reading, going out with friends and visiting my sister and her family in Ontario, NY.
As your Canandaigua dentist, our caring dental team
ensures you experience a positive dental visit every time.
As your Canandaigua dentist, our caring dental team ensures you experience a positive dental visit every time.
Friendly, professional service in a timely fashion.
I have sensitivity due to receding gums and had to have a cavity filled right at the gum line where it is most sensitive. Even though I’ve been coming here forever I was anxious about it. Everything went smoothly and pain-free.
As a first time patient I found everyone from office to dental chair efficient, courteous, and professional. Help with type of payment to what needed to be done with cleaning, my gums and the need to follow up with an oral surgeon. I am very pleased.
We have always received excellent care from Dr. Hallstead and the staff. I appreciate them fitting me in on short notice.
Great staff. Pleasant environment. Calm service. Clear explanations. No harsh upsell. Absolutely minimal discomfort. Easy scheduling. Fabulous results.
I have been going to Dr. Hallstead since I moved to Canandaigua. He and his staff have always provided friendly and outstanding dental care.