2018 Trail Blazer Recipients
TOSC is pleased to announce that Drs. Ron Gallerano and Larry Radney will both be recipients of the 2018 TOSC Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer Award is the highest recognition bestowed upon an indivdual member of TOSC, and recognizes significant contributions to the orthodontic profession, and to TOSC. Those of you who have come to know the dedication to excellence demonstrated by Drs. Gallerano and Radney will not be surprised by this recognition. They have exemplified the TOSC motto of “Excellence Through Encouragement and Example” throughout their years of membership. Please join us in thanking them for helping our organization live up to the ideals exemplified by past Trailblazer Award recipients.
DR. RONALD GALLERANO
Dr. Gallerano earned his DDS degree, graduating as valedictorian from Louisiana State University dental school in New Orleans in 1972. He served in the United States Navy as a Dental Officer for two years immediately following graduation. After his honorable discharge, he enrolled in the Orthodontic residency program at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he received his Masters of Science Degree in 1976. His Master's thesis examined crowding of the lower front teeth, ten years or more after completion of treatment. He subsequently moved back to Houston, where he has since been in private practice.
The American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and state and local dental societies have been a part of his professional affiliations since he was able to belong. He served on multiple committees and held multiple offices in the local society. In addition, he was a founding member and has continued to be actively involved in the Bayou City Orthodontic Study Club since it's inception in 1981. From 1989 to 1994 , he served on the AAO Council on Scientific Affairs. He has won numerous awards for clinical cases in the '"Texas Tweed" study club, and served as it's president during the name transition to "Texas Orthodontic Study Club" in 2005. He has given presentations to that study group and also to the Southwestern Society or Orthodontists.
He lectured at the national AAOmeetings in 2007, 2011, 2016 and 2017. Dr. Gallerano was invited to be an adjunct Board examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics in 2007 and has served in that capacity since then.
Dr. Gallerano joined the UT Orthodontic Faculty in 1991 at the request of Dr. Dan West, then Department Chairman. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor, being responsible for both lecturing and clinical case management with first and second year residents. He has directed the Ten Year Post Retention case presentations, since it's inception in 1997. His areas of teaching interest are in Diagnosis and Treatment planning, Cephalometrics, Post Retention cases, Mixed Dentition Treatment and Class III treatment.
Family is an important part of his life. Dr. Gallerano and his wife (a dental hygienist) have been blessed with three married children, and four grandchildren. All three children have obtained a college degree. Their youngest daughter began dental school at UT School of Dentistry in Houston in 2015. She will be the third generation of dentists in the Gallerano family.
DR. LARRY RADNEY
Dr. Radney received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1974. He then entered the Navy and was accepted for training in a General Practice Residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego, California. As a Naval dental officer, he was stationed at Kuwae Hospital in Okinawa, Japan for three years. Following his service in the Navy, he then returned to Baylor College of Dentistry for postgraduate education in orthodontics where he earned his M.S.D. and Certificate in 1980. He has since practiced orthodontics in Webster, Texas for 36 years.
He is a retired Life Member of the American Dental Association along with local and regional dental societies. Other memberships that he has held are the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Board of Orthodontics, the Texas Tweed Study Club (TOSC) and the Bayou City Orthodontic Study Club.
Dr. Radney was honored to be elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon during his dental undergraduate training. He has been awarded for excellence in clinical treatment by the Texas Tweed Study Club. He has served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Orthodontics. Dr. Radney is a past American Board of Orthodontics Adjunct Examiner and a mock board examiner for the University of Texas and Baylor’s postgraduate orthodontic programs. After receiving his ABO certification, he was honored to be asked by the ABO to display all ten of his presented cases at the AAO meeting that year.
He is a past Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Orthodontic Graduate Department. As a clinical lecturer, he has given presentations to the graduate programs of Baylor and University of Texas along with both the Texas Tweed Study Club and the Bayou City Study Club. His master’s thesis was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics entitled “Soft Tissue Changes Associated with Maxillary Intrusion” (1981). Dr. Radney coauthored the American Journal of Orthodontics article “Frankel Appliance Therapy: Orthopedic or Orthodontic” (1983).
His areas of particular interest are: 1) Treatment planning and finishing according to individual variation 2) Hard and soft tissue management for optimum smile esthetics. These topics have been addressed by him in a chapter written for the book entitled “Orthodontics for the Next Millennium” (1997).
Dr. Radney has been married for forty seven years to his best buddy, Lou. They have two children and two twin 3 year old grandsons. Both Lou and Larry have enjoyed missionary work with their church. Larry enjoys fishing and working with Habitat for Humanity building homes for those in need. My goals in life: Be the best granddad that I can be!