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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Robin Gallardi
BSc(Hon) DDS MS FRCD(C) Dip ABOMS
Dr. Gallardi is a native Canadian graduating as the Gold Medalist from both a Molecular Biology and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. She happily practiced dentistry as the owner of the Dental Arts Centre in London Ontario for several years but always knew that surgery was her first love. Upon completing an Oral Surgery Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Centre in NY she returned to Canada to complete a Masters in Dentistry and her postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She received the Ron Warren Award for her research, which has been presented at both Canadian and American meetings. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Gallardi is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Gallardi’s areas of expertise include orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint disorders, reconstructive surgery, bone grafting and dental implants to replace missing teeth. She has a keen interest in facial cosmetic surgery. Due to her years of general practice, Dr. Gallardi offers a unique skill set working closely with both dentists and specialists alike. Patient care and comfort is her primary concern and feels it is truly a privilege to provide surgical services to our community.
When she is not working Dr. Gallardi devotes a great amount time to philanthropic work. She is a lover of the arts and can be found wandering the local galleries on most Sunday afternoons.
Dr. Lester Beste
BSc MS DDS Dip ABOMS
Dr. Les Beste did his undergraduate education at the University of North Dakota. He then graduated from Dentistry at Northwestern University in Illinois. He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Chicago in 1978. Following his training he was a clinical instructor at the University of Chicago for 10 years while maintaining a private practice in the south suburbs.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He also belongs to many local, regional and national societies and organizations.
Dr. Beste has been on staff at Ingalls, St James and South Suburban Hospitals for more than 30 years. In private practice he performs a full scope practice which includes dental extractions, dental implants, anesthesia and sedation, biopsies, bone grafting, facial reconstruction and facial trauma.
Dr. Beste has one son Sean and a daughter Emily. He enjoys fishing, hunting and flying. His primary goal in life is to "Leave the world a better place".