Meet Our Team
Dentist Fairfax, VA
This practice has been a part of the Fairfax community and providing excellent care for the people of Fairfax since 1958. We strive to provide the same level of care to our patients that we would want for our families. We listen to our patients’ needs and desires prior to planning treatment, we value their time, and our goal is to exceed their expectations.
Our office is currently accepting new patients and we do take patients on an emergency basis. We will courtesy file claims with your insurance company and help you maximize your benefits.
Dr. Mary-Stuart Gallian
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. Gallian has been practicing dentistry since 2007 and she is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, 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. 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.
She joined Dr. Richard Line as a partner and took over his practice when he retired. The practice had been a family practice that Dr. Line inherited from his father, who also practiced here in Fairfax.
Dr. 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. Gallian enjoys backcountry hiking, camping, and trail running with her two dogs. She loves to read science fiction, listen to live music, and; she attends as many concerts as possible.
Dentistry is truly a source of relaxation for Dr. Gallian. She enjoys being around our amazing dental team!
Hailey, Office Manager
Hailey, our office manager, has over 12 years experience. She earned her degree in hospitality management from East Carolina University.
Her goal is to help each patient with their dental needs and make sure they feel confident in their care. She is always happy to answer questions, schedule appointments, and help to resolve concerns and make visits positive. “It is important to me that each of our patients enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office,” she says.
Why does Hailey like working at our office? She says, “I enjoy working here because Dr. Gallian has created a warm and inviting atmosphere where everyone feels like family.”
When she’s not at the office, Hailey loves spending time traveling, hiking, enjoying live music, and spending time with her extended family. Though she has fun cooking for her family, Hailey adds, “I leave the baking to my husband!”
Donna, Registered Dental Hygienist
One of our trusted hygienists, Donna, is a great part of our team. She is a graduate of West Liberty University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene.
Donna enjoys creating a bond with our patients and building lasting relationships. Our patients know that they can trust her with their smile. “I have a cheerful disposition and go out of my way to put my patients at ease”, Donna said. “I take my time to explain aspects of oral hygiene and dental care. This helps to both improve their oral hygiene and it decreases dental anxiety.”
When we asked Donna what she enjoys most about working for Dr. Gallian, she said simply, “My coworkers are truly like a family and we make a great team!”
When she’s not working with patients in the office, Donna keeps active. She is married with three lively children. She likes to run and she enjoys sports – especially rooting for her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pen, Registered Dental Hygienist
Originally from Thailand, our terrific hygienist Pen moved to northern Virginia in 1995. She earned her degree in dental hygiene from Northern Virginia Community College, and an MBA from Johnson and Wales University.
Pen loves getting to know, interact with, and help our patients achieve optimal oral health. When they come in, she makes sure they are comfortable and works to develop a good relationship where they can talk about anything.
When she was asked, Pen said that she loves working for Dr. Gallian because our team is like a family. She said, “Everyone is so nice and welcoming and it is a great community to be a part of.”
Pen is a mother of two. When she’s at home, she loves to bake and try out new recipes with her kids.
Dieu, Registered Dental Hygienist
Dieu is a wonderful hygienist and she came to us after earning her degree in dental hygiene from Pensacola State College.
She enjoys seeing patients get the treatment they want and need, leaving with their teeth looking and feeling clean. Dieu says, “Watching our patients’ oral hygiene improve with treatment is a highlight of working with them.”
Our patients enjoy Dieu’s friendly personality. They are put at ease quickly when they see how open she is and willing to engage with them.
Dieu says she loves working for Dr. Gallian because our team is made up of kind, happy people who are true team players.
When she was asked what she liked to do outside of work, Dieu said, “I am a crafty person. I enjoy making silhouettes and spending time with my family.”
Christine, Dental Assistant
An important member of our team, our dental assistant Christine has over 30 years of experience. She earned her Degree in Dental Assisting at Coastal Carolina Community College and is a recipient of the Clinical Achievement Award.
Christine enjoys engaging with our patients and educating them about the procedures they have come to us for. She says that she prides herself in helping them feel at ease, “My goal is to make patients feel as comfortable as possible in our dental office.”
Her positive attitude, happy demeanor, and willingness to help patients understand the aspects of their dental procedure are why our team and our clients love Christine. She will always work to help out during the recovery process and ensure the long-term care of our patients’ restorations.
When we asked her why she liked working for Dr. Gallian, Christine said, “We have a great team and a fabulous boss!”
Christine was born in Fairfax Virginia, and grew up in Africa, England, and Pakistan. She has a grown daughter and two cats. Christine enjoys visiting museums, attending wine tastings, and music festivals.