The staff is warm, inviting, and knowledgeable. The office is gorgeous!! Dr. Gallo eased any nerves that I might have had, and did beautiful work on my teeth. Now my smile on the outside matches my smile on the inside!
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Lia Gallo-Urrego, DDS
Dr. Lia Gallo-Urrego loves what she does every day; helping people smile. For over 25 years of transforming people’s smiles, she says it’s really her life that has been most affected and her heart that has been touched. The transformation she sees in her patients is not only physical, but emotional as well, as they walk taller, smile wider, and live life a little bit happier. Dr. Gallo-Urrego prides herself in the community she has established with her patients. They trust her, and this makes all the difference in an ideal doctor-patient scenario.
Dr. Gallo-Urrego enjoys spending time with her husband Harvin, and her daughters, Camila and Valentina. She enjoys traveling and loves to dance.
Credentials & Memberships
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
- Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Georgia State Dental Association
- Northern District Dental Society
- Hinman Dental Society
Dr. Juan Carlos Cruz
Dr. Juan Carlos Cruz-Alzate is the newest addition to the GDC Smiles family as our Associate Dentist. He was born and raised in Colombia, South America where he first fell in love with the field of dentistry. There is something about seeing the joy in a patient’s eyes after giving them a smile they can be proud of, that fills Dr. Cruz with pride and genuine fulfillment in his work and career. He enjoys the challenge of transforming the many smiles that come through our office. You can easily find Dr. Cruz chatting with his patients about life, cracking jokes, and being intentional with his time answering their questions and easing away from their concerns. In his free time, Dr. Cruz enjoys exploring his new home of Gainesville, Georgia with his wife and 15-year-old son. He loves the outdoors, and if he’s not in the office you can find him traveling, reading, biking and hiking in the North Georgia Mountains.
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honors Fraternity