Dr. Gallerano earned his DDS degree, graduating as valedictorian from Louisiana State University dental school in New Orleans in 1972. He served in the United States Navy as a Dental Officer for two years immediately following graduation. After his honorable discharge, he enrolled in the Orthodontic residency program at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he received his Masters of Science Degree in 1976. His Master's thesis examined crowding of the lower front teeth, ten years or more after completion of treatment. He subsequently moved back to Houston, where he has since been in private practice.
The American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and state and local dental societies have been a part of his professional affiliations since he was able to belong. He served on multiple committees and held multiple offices in the local society. In addition, he was a founding member and has continued to be actively involved in the Bayou City Orthodontic Study Club since it's inception in 1981. From 1989 to 1994 , he served on the AAO Council on Scientific Affairs. He has won numerous awards for clinical cases in the '"Texas Tweed" study club, and served as it's president during the name transition to "Texas Orthodontic Study Club" in 2005. He has given presentations to that study group and also to the Southwestern Society or Orthodontists.
He lectured at the national AAOmeetings in 2007, 2011, 2016 and 2017. Dr. Gallerano was invited to be an adjunct Board examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics in 2007 and has served in that capacity since then.
Dr. Gallerano joined the UT Orthodontic Faculty in 1991 at the request of Dr. Dan West, then Department Chairman. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor, being responsible for both lecturing and clinical case management with first and second year residents. He has directed the Ten Year Post Retention case presentations, since it's inception in 1997. His areas of teaching interest are in Diagnosis and Treatment planning, Cephalometrics, Post Retention cases, Mixed Dentition Treatment and Class III treatment.
Family is an important part of his life. Dr. Gallerano and his wife (a dental hygienist) have been blessed with three married children, and four grandchildren. All three children have obtained a college degree. Their youngest daughter began dental school at UT School of Dentistry in Houston in 2015. She will be the third generation of dentists in the Gallerano family.
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