Dr. Gallagher received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering at Arizona State University. He attended the University of California at San Francisco where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Sciences and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1994. He completed his Master of Science degree and specialty certification in Orthodontics at the University of the Pacific in 1999. In 2004, Dr. Gallagher culminated his educational experience upon earning his Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioengineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Gallagher is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Santa Clara County Dental Society.
Dr. Gallagher’s varied background has provided a strong foundation on which to build his career in orthodontics. Following service in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gallagher carried over their motto, “Semper Fi” meaning “always faithful”, to his orthodontic practice. His attention to detail is clearly evident in the renovations he completed himself in both his Gilroy and Hollister offices. As a civil engineer, Dr. Gallagher worked on projects such as the Gilroy Premium Outlets and the Eagle Ridge development in the South Valley Area.
Dr. Gallagher resides in Gilroy with his wife, Mari-Anne, and their two children, Rachael and Brian. Dr. Gallagher is a collector of Disney memorabilia and has much of his collection displayed in both our Gilroy and Hollister offices. In fact, the Gallagher family dog, Eve, an adorable Shih Tzu, is named after a character in the Walt Disney Pictures film, “WALL-E”. During the summer (or any time of year), Dr. Gallagher loves to take his family to Fentons Creamery in Oakland, which was featured in the Disney/Pixar film, “Up”. He is a well-rounded trivia buff and is often providing patients and parents with interesting facts about sports, movies, music, history, and more!