Meet The Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care.  As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in our team.  That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health. To learn more about a specific doctor at Main Line Family Dentistry please click on a name below:

Dr. Anthony M. Zalis, DDS

Bachelor of Science - Villanova University 
Doctor of Dental Surgery - Georgetown University School of Dentistry

American Dental Association 
Academy of General Dentistry 
Pennsylvania Dental Association 
Dental Society of Chester and Delaware Counties 
Officer and Council Member - Academy of Stomatology 
Purinton Academy 
Past President - Main Line Dental Society

Dr. Zalis has been noted as one of the Top Dentists in Main Line Today Magazine for the past 12 years and was featured exclusively in Main Line Today Magazine in 2003.

 Dr. Zalis has also been nominated as a Top Dentist in Philadelphia Magazine for the past 12 years.


Children - A.J., Zachary, and Carly

Prior History: 
After graduating from dental school in 1986, Dr. Zalis entered the United States Navy Dental Corps as a Lieutenant and was stationed in Washington D.C. until 1990. While in the Navy Dental Corps, Dr. Zalis did residencies in Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics. He started in practice with Main Line Family Dentistry in 1990.

Interests: skiing, tennis, landscaping, exercising, travel, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Brian Shepanski, DMD

A native to Chester County, Dr. Shepanski grew up in Glen Mills where he attended Garnet Valley High School.  He continued his education at The University of Delaware and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in the Biological Sciences with a minor in Philosophy.  During those four years, he was a member of the Men's Varsity Soccer team and was awarded honors for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Dean's List, Captain, Team MVP, NSCAA 2nd Team All Mid-Atlantic Region, and America East Academic Honor Roll. 

Dr. Shepanski earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  He has completed externships at Christiana Care, Wilmington Hospital in Delaware and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.  

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Chester/Delaware County Dental Society, and Delta Sigma Delta, Epsilon Chapter.  Dr. Shepanski is skilled in all areas of dentistry and plans to continue his education, concentrating in the areas of cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, implantology, and in the orthodontic system Invisalign.   He has been named Top Dentist by peers, colleagues and patients for multiple years throughout his career.  

Dr. Shepanski currently resides in Media with his wife, daughter, and dog.   He enjoys the Jersey shore, traveling, following the Philadelphia sports teams and staying active in his free time.

Dr. Joseph Foote, DMD

Bachelor of Science- Loyola College

Doctor of Dental Medicine- University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 2010

Prior History: 
Dr. Foote spent three years in the United States Army upon graduation from dental school including a stint as a brigade dentist with the 3rd Infantry Division.  He completed a one year internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.

Interests: He enjoys supporting the Philadelphia Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers (through myriad downs and ups), playing basketball, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Emily Hallam DMD


Doctor of Dental Medicine - University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine (UPSDM)
Honors in Clinical Dentistry - American College of Prosthodontists Predoctoral Achievement Award 2017
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate: Specialized Studies - University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts & Sciences (UPenn)             
Bachelor of Science: Molecular Genetics - University of Rochester, College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering (UR)                      



American Dental Association                                                     
Pennsylvania Dental Association
Chester/Delaware County Dental Society                                                               
Academy of Stomatology                                                                                         
Main Line Dental Society
Spears Study Club


Interests: Dr. Hallam played soccer in college. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her fiancé, Chase and their dog Rooney. She also loves to visit her family in England