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Dr. Mirtha Galliani Alvarez, DDS

Pediatric Dentist, Dentist

Professional statement

Dr. Galliani received her doctorate training in Lima, Peru at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. After completing dental school, she worked in private practice in Peru for a year. In 2002 - 2003 she received postgraduate training in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Upon completion of the program in Minnesota, she continued her postgraduate training with an additional year of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Maryland where she received special training in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Galliani added a two-year pediatric dental specialty training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2006. She also completed a two-year Pediatric Dental Fellowship at the University of Maryland, treating her own pediatric patients, and teaching pediatric dentistry to both undergraduate and postgraduate dental students. Dr. Galliani has been in private practice at a pediatric dental office in Southern Maryland for the last 6 years and is now practicing in Northern Virginia.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Pediatric Dentist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Education and training

  • Dental School - Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • University of Maryland, Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry
  • University of Maryland, Residency in Pediatric Dentistry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1922251727

Office locations

Growing Smiles of Northern Virginia

80 E. Jefferson Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

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My toddler tends to distrust doctors and even struggles with teeth brushing at home. Dr Alvarez was great with him and got him to open up easily!
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She is always wonderful with my daughter and because of her she loves coming to the dentist!!!
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My and my daughter's experience with Dr. Alvarez and her team is always incredible. I can't imagine a better pediatric dentistry experience.
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She and her staff are really wonderful with kids! They do an excellent job.
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DR. Galliani and her staff were excellent with both my girls aged 2 and 7. They loved their dentist appointment and can't wait to go again!! I hope they are always this enthusiastic about going to the dentist. I highly recommend Dr, Galliani and her amazing staff!!
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Great practice - friendly and fun staff! Both my 5-year and 11-year olds actually had a good time. Who would have thought?
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This was my daughter's first time at a dentist's office. She actually said she had a lot of fun! Lucy and Dr. G were wonderful. They helped my daughter get comfortable and joked around to keep her happy. Thank you!!
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The last time I took my four year old to a dentist it was horrible! They were extremely busy and they rushed my daughter and made her get sick. We just went to growing smiles and it was like a breathof fresh air! Not one tear was shed by my daughter. They actually made her want to come back. They went through the whole process with her letting her touch everything they were excellent! I can't say enough how great they were!
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Excellent people, the doctor and assistants were very nice, great service from all. The place is clean, beautiful, good location, parking spaces available, prices were reasonable (considering we don't have dental insurance). Totally recommended!
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My 2 1/2 yr old had her first dentist appointment yesterday and I'm so happy I chose Dr Galliani and her office for this experience. She, along with her staff, were so welcoming, patient, and pleasant with my daughter and me.They made her feel at ease and, though she still had her 2 1/2 year old tantrum, Dr Galliani was quick, yet thorough. We left both wanting to come back! To boot, the facility is super cute and extremely clean. I would highly recommend!
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Simply wonderful first-time visit to the dentist for my 3-year-old. Warm and friendly staff, gorgeous office with loads of natural light and children's themes/activities, thorough and professional exam. Thank you!
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??????The doctor and staff was extremely sensitive to my granddaughter...explained to her everything that was happening...made sure she was always comfortable and could communicate any problems or questions she had! She had no fears andno pain during a long appointment!!! Her only complaint was when the ceiling TV was momentarily blocked!
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Since the moment I walked in I knew I would have a wonderful experience. My daughter and I absolutely loved it and will definitely be returning! Wonderful Doctor and staff! Not to mention a beautiful office!
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Perfect first visit to a dentist, didn't want to leave...looking forward to next appointment!
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Es una excelente dra y muy buena educacion y amabilidad sin duda la he recomendado a otras mamas
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Excellent service!
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Muy buen trato, excelente servicio, me encanto!
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