Meet Dr. Gallien

Chattanooga TN Dentist - Robert J. Gallien DDS - Smiles of Chattanooga


Thank you so much for taking time to get to know a little about me and my practice philosophies.  I am originally from Martin, a small town in West Tennessee.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree from University of Tennessee at Martin, then went on to receive my Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee at Memphis.  While in Memphis, I met my wife, Beth, who is from Southwest Virginia.  We chose Chattanooga due to its small town charm, wonderful schools, scenic beauty, and its close proximity to both our families!  We have three children who are the light of our lives, and constant source of entertainment.

My practice is focused on providing you with exceptional affordable dentist care in a comfortable atmosphere.  I offer many dental services that include cleanings, cosmetic restorations and veneers, crown and bridge, implants, root canals, complete & partial dentures, periodontal (gum) therapy, extractions, and dramatic whitening procedures.  I also offer sedation dentistry, known as 'sleep or relaxation' dentistry to help comfort high anxiety patients.  I also welcome children of all ages into the practice.

My ability and practice spans from simple care to extreme dental makeovers.  I have trained at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).  I am dedicated to keeping my knowledge and skills of advancing dental practices up to date through continued lifelong involvement in clinical and academic dental studies.  My practice is committed to keeping up to date with the newest technology to benefit your care.  One example is the diagnodent, a laser used to find cavities in very early stages and in hard to see areas.  Intraoral cameras and digital photography allow for outstanding treatment, beautiful restorations, and the best communication possible.  Digital radiography (x-rays) saves you from prolonged radiation exposure of conventional type x-rays, up to 90% less!!  We also have the ability to make most crowns and other beautiful porcelain restorations the same day so you don't have to wear temporaries, get numbed twice, or miss any extra work!  I have developed special techniques for providing exceptionally comfortable dental treatment.

I am so happy to have this opportunity to welcome you to our office, and I promise to provide you with excellent  care in all aspects of treatment, dentally and emotionally.  I have a wonderful team that will work with you to make visits as smooth as possible.  We are available Monday- Friday 8am to 5pm and Tuesdays 7am to 5pm .  To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions, please call the office at (423) 702-6195.

Again, I look forward to meeting you all and want to welcome you as a valued patient.

                                                         Robert J. Gallien, D.D.S.


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"His shots don't hurt, and I love going to the dentist!"

Alissa Dzenko Oakwood Christian Academy, 3rd Grade Chickamauga, GA

My visit to Smiles of Chattanooga was unlike anything I could have imagined. I was sitting in the waiting room for no more than five minutes when someone came out to greet me by name and started introducing me to everyone behind the front desk. After I filled out my paperwork I was taken on a tour of the building so I'd feel comfortable. I again sat for only a few minutes when I was taken back and introduced to the hygienist. I ended up staying for about six hours getting work done. I was offered blankets and pillows in case I was child. For the short periods I was alone in a room they gave me an I pad to entertain myself and while being worked on I had headphones with music. I am usually nervous when I have to see any type of doctor but everyone here was so friendly and supportive that I actually look forward to my next visit. Smiles of Chattanooga have changed my perception of what I should expect when I'm a patient. I felt like I was hanging out with good friends and left feeling better about myself. Thank you to everyone there.

-Judith Ferguson

I can't say enough kind words about how wonderful of an experience Dr. Gallien and his team provides us. Worth every penny and mile to come see, the practice far exceeds our expectations with kind words, huge smiles, genuine courtesy and appreciation. We absolutely love visiting Dr. Gallien and will continue to do so for years to come.

-Jennifer Hodnett

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