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Ronald L. Gallerano, DDS, MSD

Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Office: SOD-5130
Phone: 713-486-4116
Department/Administrative Area: Orthodontics
MSD | University of Washington, Seattle, WA | 1976
DDS | Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA | 1972

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 Washingon in Seattle, where he received his Masters of Science Degree in 1976. His thesis looked at mandibular anterior crowding in ten year post retention cases, utilizing the UW sample. He subsequently moved back to Houston, where he has since been in private practice.

The American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, 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, and also been 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 recently presented a small clinical presentation at the Greater Houston Dental Society and a presentation on arch form at the national AAO meeting in 2007. Dr. Gallerano was invited to be an adjunct Board examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics in both 2007 and 2008.

Dr. Gallerano joined the UT Orthodontic Faculty in 1991 at the request of Dr. Dan West, the 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, Class III treatment, and recently in utilization of cone beam CT scans for impacted teeth.