Galloway Smiles

Meet the Team at Galloway Smiles

Our team is the real reason for our success. Whether they’re scheduling you for an appointment, helping you to understand your dental insurance, assisting Dr. Halderman with your care or cleaning your teeth, our friendly and attentive team members aim to make your experience a good one.

The Galloway Smiles team is experienced and kind. They’ve watched many of our patients join the practice as children, then grow to be adults who bring in their own kids! They love getting to know the families in our practice, and most live right here in the community. On top of that, everyone keeps current with the ever-changing technology and guidelines in dentistry to keep you safe, healthy, and comfortable while in our care. 

Dr. Josh Halderman Galloway Dentist

Dr. Josh Halderman

Dr. Josh Halderman is from Centerville, Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University for both his dental degree and his undergraduate degree in Zoology. He has practiced in Columbus since 2006 and in 2016 found his permanent home at Galloway Smiles. 

Dr. Halderman is passionate about treating his patients like family and constantly improving his techniques and materials. He has additional training in dental implants and sedation to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible.  

Outside of the office Dr. Halderman enjoys working out, martial arts, cooking, reading, and spending time with his wife Erica and their two children. 

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Leslie Aquino-Bernardo

Dental Assistant

Leslie grew up in California but has called Ohio home for several years. She loves movies, camping, reading, and listening to her favorite band Avenged Sevenfold. She also enjoys spending time with her two young children who stay busy with sports and dance. She is the warm, cheerful, caring dental assistant that works alongside Dr. Halderman. She'll be helping to keep you comfortable and keep your appointment running smoothly. She's heard all of Dr. Halderman's stories and jokes at least a thousand times each, and sometimes to make him feel better she even laughs at them.   

Veronica Forgacs - Hygienist

Veronica Forgacs


Roni is originally from Bridgeport, OH. She earned her dental hygiene degree from The Ohio State University. She’s been with us for 17 years, and somehow she keeps finding ways to make her patients crack up laughing while in the dental chair.

Outside of the office, you can find her going to country music concerts, hanging out with her son and daughter, or cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Galloway Hygienist Karen Thorley

Karen Thorley, RDH


Originally from North Columbus, Karen is passionate about her family, dental hygiene, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and dogs--especially golden retrievers! She and Dr. Halderman reunited in 2017 after previously working together for years at another office. She and her husband, a local real estate agent and avid skiier, have one son who lives and works in Akron, OH. They reside in Westerville where they can often be found enjoying theater productions put on at Otterbein University. 


Martha Reeder -Front Desk

Martha Reeder

Front Desk

Martha is originally from Richmond, OH. She joined our team 30 years ago and knows our patients so well, she thinks of them as family. She also enjoys working on such an amazing team.

When Martha is away from the office, you will find her spending time with family, reading, and volunteering at church.

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