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Dr. Donna Galante

Orthodontics
Rocklin, CA
38 years experience female

Locations

Office

Rocklin, CA

Address

6526 Lonetree Blvd # 100, null, Rocklin, CA, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

I am a board ceritifed orthodontist in practice for over 28 years. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and received my DMD degree in 1984. I spent another 2 years at the same University and received by speciality certification in Orthodontics in 1986. I was a clinical instructor in the department of orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School from 1986 until 1993. In 1993, I moved to California, got married and opened several practices with my husband, fellow orthodontist, Dr. Paul Cater. We currently have 4 offices and specialize specifically in Invisalign™ and Invisalign Teen™ as well as Early Interceptive orthodontics.

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Orthodontics

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
12 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Has he grown ?: Usually by age 24, most young adults have stopped growing. There is about 5-8% of the male population that will have a post-adolescent growth spurt. ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
A thorough exam: and consultation with an orthodontic specialist will help your friend get the needed treatment for her gums, teeth and bite. She may need to have her... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
No: There is nothing you can prescribe or wear yourself to help your jaw. Your orthodontist will plan the best treatment for you to correct your underbit... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Usually the gum will: recontour as the teeth and the space closure stabilizes. Make sure you are brushing well and flossing everyday while in treatment. Also, warm salt wa... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
An underbite: can become an overbite with early interceptive orthodontic treatment. If your 9 year old has an underbite right now and their are other family member... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Yes : Generally most underbite problems are characterized by a deficiency in the growth of the upper jaw which will give the appearance of a flatten "cheekb... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
A panoramic: xray is usually the best type of xray to screen for the wisdom teeth. There is really no need for an MRI.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Closing a space: using braces is very possible. However, placing an implant to replace a missing tooth can also be a good treatment plan as well. It really depends o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
The First thing: you shoudl do is seek a consultation and exam with an orthodontic specialist. They can give you an overview of your problem and the different treatme... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
A deep cleaning: if done by a licensed dentist or hygienist is very safe and effective in removing bacteria and other debris that is on your teeth and often underneath... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
This is not uncommon: After your braces are removed. There can be some inflammation ( swelling, bleeding) of your gums due to the irritation of the braces and also due to ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
I believe your: heart palpitations are due to your medications. I would call your medical doctor and let him know about your situation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Maybe not: Open bite problems can be treated without jaw surgery successfully so it is highly possible that you may not need the surgery after all. You and your... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
It Depends: You should ask your dentist why they have recommended removal of the wisdom teeth and find out why they recommend their removal and what would happen ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Yes: I assume that during your invisalign treatment the plan is not to close the space and hterefore you are going to get a implant. With that assumption... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Yes: Patients with TMJ disorder will often have different types of problems that can be very mild to very serious. Often if you are getting braces or invi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Your Orthodontist: would be able to best answer this question. It really depends on the severity of your bite and alignment problem.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Yes, there might be: some benefit to underbite jaw surgery in regards to your airway. Many patients who have underbites also suffer from sleep apnea due to a small upper ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
You need: to get a second opinion about your situation. It is not normal to have that minimal of a jaw opening. Ideally a TMJ or TMD specialist would be able ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Wear your elastics: as prescribed by your orthodontist and you should have a correction in no time. It sounds like you are pretty close to correcting your bite at this t... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
When: When the need for oral surgery occurs take action quickly before the problem gets worse.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
I would: seek an evaluation with a dentist or orthodontist to find out why you are having this pain during chewing.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Talk to your doctor: I would ask my doctor if the short roots he noticed are going to be problem for your treatment. Short roots do not necessarily mean treatment needs t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Maybe: The aligners are easy to remove, so you can brush and floss as you normally do. This will help keep your gums healthy. Also, moving your teeth into ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Not a medical issue: From your dsecription of your son's problem, I would recommend braces to help improve his bite and alignment. However, they are not "medically" neces... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
It Depends: Depending on your unique problem, you may notice changes in the first month. Some patients with more severe crowding or other bite problems, may not ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Keep new set on now: If you have already switched to the new set of Invisalign, then keep those and make sure they are fitting properly. The teeth should seat fully into ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Need root canal: You still would need the root canal as the tooth is probably infected and without treatment will cause pain. I would get the root canal first, then s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
You can: Get your teeth teeth whitened using a simple over the counter product like Crest WhiteStrips. I may suggest trying these first tosee how your teeth r... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Teeth Whitening: You can whiten your teeth before, during and after your orthodotnic treatment. There are many products on the market today that allow you to whiten y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 38 years experience
Lower teeth : are in front of the upper teeth in an underbite. These types of bites tend to be hereditary. You should see an orthodontist as soon as an underbite ... Read More

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Mar 28, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
Aug 29, 2014
Both my daughters received care from Donna. They received excellent care, friendly staff, and have beautiful white straight teeth!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Galante is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Palpitations were from thyroid meds. And maybe surgery stress! = )
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you Doctor for your balanced answer!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

University of Pennsylvania
Completed 1986

Awards

Henry Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence, 1984
Orthodontics Research Award, 1986
Best of the Best Orthodontists, 2012 and 2013 Placer Herald

Affiliations

American Association Of Orthodontics, American Dental Association
California Dental Association
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