Maria Galvan, D.D.S., M.S.
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
(310) 825-0200
(310) 206-3282
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  53-039A CHS


Dr. Maria Galvan obtained her dental degree from University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

She completed her certificate in Periodontics, as well as her Masters of Science in Craniofacial Biology, at the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2013.

After graduation, she successfully became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Galvan has held a part time teaching position as Clinical Assistant Professor in the section of Periodontics at the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.

She maintained a private practice limited to Periodontics and dental implants, in Dallas (Texas) for two years before becoming a full time academician. Dr. Galvan is currently a Health Science Assistant Clinical Professor of Periodontics at UCLA. Dr. Galvan has conducted award-winning research on several topics in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and has been invited to present on these topics at various national meetings.

Educational & Professional Background

  • DDS, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, 2010

  • MS in Craniofacial Biology, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, 2013

  • Certificate in Periodontics, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, 2013

Research & Interests

  • Dental Implants

  • Bone and soft tissue grafting

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Periodontology

  • American Board of Periodontology

  • Spanish Society of Periodontology


  • First Place for Best Research Project. Proclinic Laboratories. Madrid, Spain, July 2011

  • First Place for the Presentation & Publication of “Factors that Modify Esthetics & Function of Lava® Porcelain Crowns”. Gaceta Dental Awards. Madrid, Spain, September 2010. 

Representative Publications

Gingival bleeding on probing: Relationship to change in periodontal pocket depth and effect of sodium hypochlorite oral rinse. Gonzalez S, Cohen C, Galván M, Alonaizan F, Rich S, Slots J. 
J Periodontal Res. 2014.doi: 10.1111/jre.12219

Periodontal effects of 0.25% sodium hypochlorite twice-weekly oral rinse. A pilot study. 
Galván M, Gonzalez S, Cohen CL, Alonaizan FA, Chen CT, Rich SK, Slots J. 
J Periodontal Res. 2013 Dec 14.doi: 10.1111/jre.12151.