Dr. Halbach has been practicing in the North Dallas/Addison area for over 28 years. He is a graduate of the Baylor College of Dentistry, with an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He has professional memberships with the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Texas Dental Association (TDA) and the Dallas County Dental Society. Dr. Halbach has been married for over 25 years to his wife Betsy. They live in Plano, but enjoy spending time at their farm in East Texas, now that all their sons are off at college.
Meet Our Team
Sharon – Office Manager Sharon has worked in dentistry for over 20 years and brings a vast range of experience, having previously managed law firms and a computer service company. The last 11 years she has assisted the growth of Dr. Halbach’s practice as Office Manager. Sharon is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM). She considers herself a proud Texan having lived in the Dallas area for 29 years with her husband, Peter, and their cats, Bella Bleu and Grayson Cole. She is an animal lover who also enjoys reading, gardening and travel.
Marisa –Registered Dental Assistant Marisa has been in the dental field for over 15 years and with Dr. Halbach for the last 10 years, and is the lead assistant in the practice. She loves taking care of patients and always has a smile on her face. Marisa takes great pride in being able to help patients achieve the smile they have always wanted. She is very nurturing, caring and professional. When not working, she enjoys watching movies and spoiling her miniature schnauzer “Paris” or her other furry friend “Chloe”.
Vicki–Registered Dental Assistant Vicki is a native of Dallas and graduated from Lake Highlands High School. She attended Tarrant County Collage for her dental hygiene degree. Vicki brings over 20 years of dental hygienist experience, she has worked in the Pediatric, Geriatric, and Periodontal fields of dentistry. She is most enthusiastic about working in general dentistry and the wide variety of patients and treatments. In her spare time she enjoys art, travel and loving on her dogs.
Yanira –Registered Dental Assistant Yanira has been in the dental field over 10 years and we have enjoyed her being part of the Addison Dental Group since 2015. Yanira says what she enjoys the most about working with the practice is the positive environment that is co-created by all the team. She is very devoted when it comes to caring for her patients, and is always willing to go the extra mile for all of them. She finds it very rewarding to see her patients taking control over their dental health and seeing their confident smile after treatment. When not working, Yanira enjoys the outdoors, she loves art and learning about nutrition.
Ethel –Hygiene Assistant Ethel brings over 13 years of dental experience to our team. She says she loves working at the Addison Dental Group because of the positive working environment. She respects Dr. Halbachs knowledge, kindness and the excellent skills he demonstrates daily. Ethel says teamwork and upbeat attitudes shown from all the team make each work day a great day. Ethel makes sure that every patient has an amazing experience during their visit. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Kristi –Hygiene Coordinator Kristi brings over 8 years of dental experience to our practice. Having worked as a dental assistant, she is very passionate about calming patient fears, answering all their questions and making treatment possible in a soothing environment. She is an expert at navigating through the confusing world of insurance, and is excellent at making financing possible for patients. Kristi loves building personal relationships with her patients and treats everyone like family. Kristi says she feels blessed to be part of a team that is committed to their patients, continuous learning and keeping up with the advanced technology. What Kristi enjoys most about her job is when she sees how changing a patient’s smile transforms their lives. Kristi also enjoys her time coaching her daughter’s cheerleading squad and also supports her husband in coaching their two boys’ soccer team.
Rosa–Treatment Coordinator Rosa brings over 17 years of dental experience with her to our practice, she started with the Addison Dental Group in 2015. Rosa loves helping patients accomplish their dental goals by providing them with excellent patient care and overcoming any objections that stand in the way of achieving a bright, healthy, beautiful smile. She says she loves working with Dr. Halbach because not only does he care about the patients teeth, but he cares about the patients overall health. When not working, Rosa loves spending time with her high school sweetheart George and their 2 boys, Rocco and Austin. She also enjoys traveling and going to the movies.