Why do some patients need a dental clearance prior to heart surgery?
Dr. Brian D. Gallagher is a 2016 graduate of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Brian is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Comprehensive Care.
Brian graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 2007 and ran track and cross country at Miami University (Ohio), where he graduated with a BA in Zoology in 2012. Dr. Brian is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association (ODA), and the Greater Cleveland Dental Society(GCDS). He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the GCDS, and is a delegate for the ODA.
He is a certified Invisalign orthodontic provider.
He co-founded the CLE Dental Study club for young dentists., He is a member of the West Park Young Professionals group, is a board member of the West Park YMCA, and on the St. Joseph Academy science committee advisory team. Dr. Brian is also on staff at Fairview Hospital. He is the recipient of the ODA Rising Star award, This award is given to a young leader in dentistry who has a strong commitment to volunteerism within the community and the profession and demonstrate the promise for continued and future accomplishments within the dental profession.
Dr. Brian has also been awarded the 2020 CWRU Outstanding New Dentist. This award is presented to an alumnus whose accomplishments enhance the perception of the dental profession, has demonstrated outstanding service to the community, and/or is engaged with the activities of the School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Brian is the son of Dr. Michael E. Gallagher.
Dr. Michael Gallagher is a 1983 graduate of Case Western University School of Dentistry.
A leader in his profession, he is a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Greater Cleveland Dental Society. He served as President of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society, and initiated the “Smile Cleveland” campaign in 1990. He has served on numerous committees on the local, state and national level. He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and Academy of Sports Dentistry. He has appeared in Northern Ohio Live been chosen by his peers as the of the Top Dentists in Northeast Ohio and a "Top Dentist in Cleveland" as seen in Cleveland Magazine 2009-2011.
Dr. Gallagher is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a dental honorary. He is the recipient of an Achievement Award for the “Cares for Kids” campaign to prevent child abuse. He is on staff at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Gallagher is a senior clinical instructor in the AEGD Resident program at the CWRU School of Dentistry. He is a member of the West Park Kiwanis and served on the Board of Directors at St. Joseph Academy for 4 years. He currently serves as a trustee for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He coached track and cross country at St. Bernadette parish for 10 years, and served on the Athletic Board. He is currently the head cross country coach at St. Ignatius High School.
Dr. Gallagher and his wife Cathy have 3 children. He is an avid gardener, runner and triathlete.
If you are looking for a gentle, courteous, and friendly dentist, then you've come to the right place. Our practice offers dental services for the entire family. Your oral health has a significant impact on your overall well being and our team is dedicated to providing you and your family with the best dental care possible.
The first thing most people notice about you is your smile. Advances in cosmetic dental care have made it possible for a dentist with the right training, qualifications and expertise to completely redesign your smile.
If you are missing one or more teeth, and wish to eat your favorite foods, increase your chewing ability, and improve your appearance, speech, and self-esteem, then you are a candidate for dental implants. The doctors at West Park Dental use the latest implant technology so you can smile again with confidence. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.
Do you find yourself waking at night gasping for breath? Are you exhausted all day long because you just can't get a good night's sleep?
'Apnea' is a Greek word meaning "without breath"; people who have apnea literally stop breathing in their sleep. A cessation of breath lasting for 10 seconds in adults, or 2 and 1/2 breath cycles in a child, is the clinical definition of sleep apnea.
To help patients who grind their teeth, the first step is to get to know the patient and learn about their lifestyle. So many people have excess stress in their lives that often leads to clenching the teeth or grinding the teeth, or both.
When a patient tells me, they want to be smart about their insurance and make sure they are choosing a company that will cover them in the best possible way, I offer my services to the patient.