Dr. Mary Stuart Gallian
Dentist Fairfax, VA
Dr. Mary-Stuart Gallian began her educational journey at Sewanee, the University of the South in Tennessee, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Psychology. She went on to do post-graduate work in Microbiology at The University of Missouri, St. Louis and then earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.
Dr. Mary-Stuart Gallian has been practicing dentistry over 15 years and she is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and the Northern Virginia Dental Association. She is also a member of the prestigious Seattle Study Club, giving her access to high-quality continuing education.
A native of Alabama, Dr. Mary-Stuart Gallian’s interest in dentistry developed at a young age when her mother had braces, and continued to grow as she worked alongside her father as his dental assistant throughout High School and College. She was a partner in her father’s practice after dental school, until she moved to Northern Virginia to join her husband.
She joined a long-standing family run Fairfax dental practice owned by Dr Richard Line, Jr. The practice has been a family practice since Dr. Line, Sr started in seeing patients in 1958. Dr Line Jr took over when his father passed away and Dr. Mary-Stuart Gallian took over when Dr Line Jr retired.
Dr. Mary-Stuart Gallian strongly believes in the importance of patients truly understanding the need for their dental treatment. She enjoys taking the time to explain dentistry and takes a comprehensive approach. Her extensive education and gentle approach help to ensure that every patient in her chair has the best possible experience.
Outside of the dental office, Dr. Mary-Stuart Gallian enjoys backcountry hiking, camping, and trail running with her dogs. She loves to read science fiction, play video games, and she attends as many concerts as possible due to her love of live music.
Dentistry is truly a source of relaxation for Dr. Mary-Stuart Gallian. She enjoys being around her amazing dental team!