Jay R. Galati, DDS, MSD, PC
Dr. Galati has been practicing orthodontics in Scottsdale, Arizona, since 2000. He grew up in Jamestown, NY, but his family would visit relatives in Arizona, and he is thrilled to now call Arizona home. He undergoes advanced continuing education courses across the United States and attends monthly meetings through the Arizona Orthodontic Study Group and the Seattle Study Club to study the complex treatment of patients involving multi-disciplinary care. He and his team are here to help patients achieve the smiles of their dreams, and they are committed to changing lives one smile at a time.
Dr. Jay Galati graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in biological science, graduating “cum laude.” He then went to Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1998. He remained at Case Western Reserve University to complete his Orthodontic Specialty Training, as well as his Masters of Science degree, in 2000.
- Served on the House of Delegates for the American Association of Orthodontists
- Served on the Board of Directors representing Arizona to the PSCO
- Past President of the Arizona State Orthodontic Association
- Past President of the Arizona Orthodontic Study Group
- Past President of the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Dental Study Club
- Western Regional Dental Board Certified
- Consistently been named one of the Top Orthodontists in Phoenix Magazine
- Elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society, awarded only to the top dental graduates in the nation
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Arizona State Orthodontic Association
- Arizona Orthodontic Study Group
- Knights of Columbus
- Seattle Study Club
- Spear Education Study Club
Dr. Galati has been married to his college sweetheart, Lisa, since 1995. They have two sons, Jack (Arizona State University; film production) and Joey (Desert Mountain High School; football player). Dr. Galati is a devoted husband and father, and he loves spending his spare time playing sports, mastering new culinary skills, and enjoying outdoor activities with his family and a cute chocolate lab named Riley.
Meet Our Team
Choosing to begin orthodontic treatment is a major investment in your future and your overall dental health, and selecting the right office is a very important part of that decision. Our team is highly trained and dedicated to providing a superior level of orthodontic treatment in Scottsdale, Arizona. From the minute you walk through our door, Dr. Galati and our team will do everything possible to make your experience a positive one. We consider it a privilege that you have placed your confidence and trust in Galati Orthodontics.
Roni – Office Manager
I worked with Dr. Galati early in his career in 2000 and have been with Galati Orthodontics since 2008. I graduated from The Bryman School in 1999 with an associate’s degree in applied science and my certification in dental assisting, and was awarded Academic Excellence for maintaining a 4.0 GPA. In 2002, I became X-ray certified by the State of Arizona Board of Dental Examiners, and in 2008, became a certified orthodontic assistant through the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting. I love being a part of our team because we have the most amazing patients, who we get to see every day. Working with a fun, dedicated team is an honor, and I consider everyone to be part of my Arizona family. Not only am I the Office Manager, I also hold the titles of Financial/Insurance Coordinator. Born and raised in Nebraska, I moved to Arizona in 1998 for dental assisting school. My daughter, Ava, keeps me busy with an energetic personality and social life. I also have a lazy 14-year-old boxer mix named Rudy. When not running circles with Ava or relaxing with Rudy, I enjoy cooking, DIY projects, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.
I’m one of the first faces you see when you enter the office, and I love greeting our patients and making them feel at home. I have been part of Galati Orthodontics since the start of my orthodontic career in 2010, following an internship with Dr. Galati as part of my dental assisting program. A native of Phoenix, I attended Phoenix College for my associate’s degree. I began my career in the back office and love having the knowledge to fulfill front and back office roles so that I can help patients in all aspects of our practice. I appreciate how everyone on our team strives to support each other, and I consider them all part of my family. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, and we have one daughter and two dogs.
I entered the field of orthodontics in 1998 and have been with our team since 2011. I graduated in December of 1997 with Academic Excellence and perfect attendance. Originally an orthodontic technician, I now work in the front of the office, greeting patients, answering phones, and keeping the office running smoothly. I love everyone on our team and especially appreciate how amazing, caring, understanding, and passionate Dr. Galati is. I have two children, Crystal and Peter; a dog, Babygirl; and two rescued cats, Angel and Calie. I moved to Phoenix in 1996, but am originally from Milwaukee, WI (go, Pack, go!).
I’m a certified dental assistant and am X-ray certified; I have over 20 years of experience in the dental field, first working in a pediatric dental office and then progressing to orthodontics. Not surprisingly, I’m very knowledgeable in caring for patients. I joined Dr. Galati early in his career before moving out of the state for a while. In 2013, I rejoined the Galati Orthodontics family. I love working with great people (patients included!) and getting to be myself. I’m originally from Illinois, and my two great loves are pizza and Phoenix winters.
I’m the first person patients meet when they begin their orthodontic journey. I assist with all the steps needed to start treatment and answer any questions you may have. I joined Dr. Galati in 2015, but began my career in 2007. I have an AAS in dental assisting from The Bryman School. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with an amazing orthodontist and great group of ladies. I have done everything from clinical technician records and scheduling to fabricating orthodontic appliances, but my favorite position so far has been Treatment Coordinator. I absolutely love seeing how happy our patients are the day their treatment is complete, especially knowing I helped them reach this point! Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, being outdoors, running, and spending time with my husband and our two dogs.
I started my career with Galati Orthodontics in August 2015 after graduating from Altrain Dental Assisting Academy with perfect attendance, academic honors (straight A’s!), and certification in X-rays. I have known “Dr. G” since I was very young, so it’s rewarding to be able to work with him. I also appreciate how we are a family. My parents, three brothers, and dog Zoey are a big part of my life, and I recently became a brand-new aunt to my nephew, Ferris. My mom is also an orthodontic technician of 25 years. My hobbies include Xbox, softball, fishing, drawing, camping, visiting the shooting range, and working out.
I joined our team February 2017, after working in a general dentistry office. I attended Carrington College and am X-ray certified. I love how supportive and encouraging everyone is—we are a great team and family! I bring a positive attitude and willingness to help every day, and am always ready to learn new things. I’m an Arizona native and enjoy hiking, camping, and travelling. I enjoy a close bond with my mom and sister, and my family also includes two stepbrothers and two dogs.