Dr. James Galea, BChD, DDS, MSD
Dr. James Galea was born in Malta, an island nation in Europe. He graduated from the country’s only dental school with distinction and earned the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery with honors in Orthodontics and Child Dental Health. Following graduation, Dr. James worked as a general dentist for two years in one of the nation’s leading practices while preparing to meet the rigorous entry requirements of dental school for internationally-trained graduates in the US.
Dr. James applied and was selected for matriculation at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. While there he became active in volunteer organizations and took on leadership roles including that of class president. Dr. James graduated as Valedictorian of his class and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in addition to numerous honors and awards for his scholastic achievements. He was inducted into the national honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Tau Kappa Omega.
Following dental school, Dr. James continued his dental education through orthodontic residency at the Graduate Orthodontics Program at the University of the Pacific, one of the leading programs in the country. He graduated as a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and earned a Master of Science Degree as a result of work carried out at The Craniofacial Research Instrumentation Laboratory (CRIL).
Soon after graduation in 2012, Dr. James transitioned into patient care by joining an orthodontic group practice in the Midwest followed by Brewer Dental Center in Billings. Since graduation he has treated thousands of patients and gained extensive experience in treating all types of malocclusions using both traditional braces and clear aligners.
Dr. James is a board-certified orthodontist and a member of the College of Diplomates of the ABO. He is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Montana Dental Association, Montana Ninth District Dental Society and is a certified Invisalign provider.
In his free time, Dr. James enjoys spending time with his wife and three young daughters.