Dr. Doug Galan is a General Dentist who obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Manitoba in 1985. After a one year dental internship at the University of Manitoba in Community Dentistry, he left Canada to begin graduate studies at the University of London (UK) completing a Master of Science degree in 1988. Upon returning to Canada, Doug worked in Winnipeg for the University of Manitoba in Community Dentistry providing dental care for seniors in long-term care facilities, a geriatric hospital (Deer Lodge Centre), and to traveling to Inuit communities in Nunavut. He was also involved in lecturing to dental students and conducting research on dental health issues for senior and on dental materials. In 1995, Doug refocused his dental career by buying a general dental practice in Winnipeg.
In 2001, he moved with his family to Calgary to continue his general practice in dentistry at Dr. Galan dentistry in Downtown Calgary. Dr. Galan has now joined the team at Shawnessy Smiles and will be working with Dr. Koutsil to provide his patients with the same great dental care they expect!
Currently, Doug is licensed to practice dentistry under Alberta Dental Association and College and in New Zealand under the Dental Council of New Zealand. Also, he is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Calgary and District Dental Society.
Doug is married, with three children and three grandchildren. In his spare time, he is involved in various artistic pursuits, jewelry making, woodworking, and gardening. Additionally, he is also co-owner of an ethically sourced, small batch custom design clothing and housewares company called Project 2801.