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Welcome to Galligan & Villa Dental Studio

Top-Rated Dentists in Staten Island, NY

Meet Dr. Thomas Galligan

Staten Island Dentist, Dr. Thomas Galligan

Dr. Thomas J. Galligan was born in Brooklyn, New York and came to Staten Island at the age of 4 years old. He attended St. Clare School in Great Kills and Xavier High School in Manhattan. After graduation from Boston College in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts, Dr. Galligan returned home to attend New York University College of Dentistry and graduated in 1982. He completed his general practice residency training in 1983 at Staten Island University Hospital.

Along with his lifelong friend Dr. Gerard M. Villa, they began private in 1983 at the first office on Hylan Boulevard and opened their expanded facility at the present location in 1993.

Dr. Galligan has been an adjunct attending in the department of dentistry at Staten Island University Hospital for over 30 years. He is an active supporter of many charities on Staten Island and lives in Great Kills with his wife of 34 years.


Meet Dr. Gerard M. Villa

Staten Island Dentist, Dr. Gerard Villa

Dr. Gerard M. Villa, General Dentist, has over 30 Years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, implantology and prosthetic reconstruction. Dr. Villa graduated from the New York University College of dentistry in 1982. He completed a one year general practice residency at Staten Island University Hospital.

Since 1983 Dr. Villa has been a partner and a practicing dentist in this office with Dr. Thomas Galligan D.D.S. Dr. Villa maintains an affiliation with Staten Island University Hospital as an attending dentist.

Dr. Villa has been associated with and is a proud supporter of various charities throughout Staten Island. Most notably his parish of St. Clare, which he grew up in and continues to be an active parishioner. Recently he was bestowed with the prestigious title of Knight of the Order of Malta, which is recognized throughout the world as lay care givers to the poor and sick.

Dr. Villa was born on the South Shore of Staten Island where he continues to live and practice dentistry.


Meet Dr. Ryan Galligan

Staten Island Dentist, Dr. Ryan Galligan

Dr. Ryan Galligan earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College in 2006 followed by his DMD degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010. He finished dental school at the top of his class being inducted into the OKU National Dental Honor Society. He continued his training at Staten Island University Hospital where he completed a GPR program. Dr. Ryan Galligan also completed an Implantology Residency at the Englewood Dental Implant Center allowing him provide his patients with cutting edge surgical and cosmetic implant prosthetics.

Dr. Ryan joined his father and uncle in 2011 and has really enjoyed working with the family but also expanding what the doctors have to offer to their patients. He has been truly happy helping the people of Staten Island where he was born and raised. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry as we all the ADA, the NYSDA, and the RCDS.




Meet Kaitlyn Lafferty, D.M.D.

Meet Kaitlyn Lafferty, D.M.D.

Dr. Kaitlyn Lafferty was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She attended both grade school and high school in Staten Island. She went on to obtain a B.A. in psychology while on a “pre-dental” track at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. While in college, Kaitlyn completed an externship at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and shadowed Dr’s Galligan and Villa. Kaitlyn soon learned that she had a passion for dentistry and caring for patients. She trained in dentistry at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and graduated with a D.M.D in 2018. While in dental school, Kaitlyn was selected as a mentor for incoming freshman students, and then for undergraduate college and high school students interested in medicine and dentistry. She returned to her hometown to further her education in dentistry by completing a residency in general dentistry at Staten Island University Hospital. In Kaitlyn’s free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, listening to live music, exercising, and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to start working in her hometown and is looking forward to treating patients in the place where she was given great dental care.

Meet The Team

Galligan & Villa Dental Studio Dental Team