ABOUT

Samuel W. Galstan, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.A.G.D.
Master, Academy of General Dentistry


Dr. Galstan is a graduate of the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Biology, from Medical College of Virginia / V.C.U. School of Dentistry with a D.D.S. degree, from A.T. Still University with a Master in Public Health (with Dental Emphasis), and his post graduate general practice residency program in general dentistry from East Carolina / Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Galstan is one of only 2 dentists in the world (that we are aware of) to hold a Master of Public Health degree, a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and a Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award in the AGD. These degrees and awards require years of extensive training, post graduate education and testing and are nationally credentialed. There are only 2300 dentists in the entire country to hold Masters in the AGD, less than 300 hold the LLSR Award in the AGD, and only 2 have all 3 of these degrees and awards. Dr. Galstan is the President-Elect of the Virginia Dental Association (a non-profit organization of more than 3,500 members dedicated to bettering the profession of Dentistry), and is also a Fellow in the Virginia Dental Association, the American College of Dentists (the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society) and the International College of Dentists (the oldest and most prestigious international dental honor society) Dr. Galstan and both of his sons are Eagle Scouts.

Knowing that he wanted to be a dentist since early childhood, Dr. Galstan is committed to learning more and actively serves as the continuing education director of the Southside Dental Society. Dr. Galstan and his wife actively work to decrease barriers to dental care access through internationally recognized "Give Kids a Smile Access to Dental Care program (where he has been the county co-chairmen since the program’s inception 12 years ago) and the Mission of Mercy program (where they work with organization and implementation. Having practiced in Chester since 1990, Dr. Galstan maintains an extensive working relationship with a number of dental specialists and colleagues, and participates in numerous dental organizations to ensure the best possible care for our patients, and to best pair patients with specialists and treatment options.

Dr. Galstan designed the office with his father-in-law as well as designing the office landscaping. In fact, the office grounds were the recipient of the Chester Community Association’s Orchid Award for their beauty. Dr. Galstan emphasizes the importance of proper diet and exercise, as well as living a healthy, holistic and positive lifestyle.

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C. Sharone Ward, D.D.S


Dr. Ward is a graduate of the University of Richmond with an undergraduate degree in Biology, from the Medical College of Virginia / V.C.U. School of Dentistry with a D.D.S. degree, and her post graduate general practice residency program in general dentistry from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Dr. Ward has been elected to her second four year term on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Dental Association, and is a Fellow in both the Virginia Dental Association, the American College of Dentists ( the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society), and the International College of Dentists (the oldest and most prestigious international dental honor society).

Dr. Ward is committed to providing excellence in dental care to her patients and community. Dr. Ward is known for her gentle, caring touch and for her reassuring manner. Having practiced in Chester since 1998 and through her active participation in numerous dental organizations, Dr. Ward maintains an extensive working relationship with a number of dental specialists to ensure the best possible consultations, collaborations, and referrals and consultations for our patients.

Dr. Ward is active in the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Southside Dental Society, the Chester Business Association, St. Johns Episcopal Church, Boy Scout Troop 819 where both her sons are Eagle Scouts. Dr. Ward lives with her husband and practice partner, Dr. Sam Galstan, and their two sons. She is pleased to have been active in the community for more than two decades and was raised locally. Please contact our office so that we can help you work towards excellence in oral health.

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Our Philosophy

Drs. Galstan and Ward operate a comprehensive, patient-centered, community based general dental practice in Chester, Virginia. We emphasize prevention and a partnership between patient and dental provider with the ultimate goal of excellent oral health. Our providers and staff do our best to provide excellent dental care in a professional, caring, compassionate and confidential environment.

We strive to take the best possible care of our patients through continuous personal and professional improvement, while at the same time maintaining a happy and harmonious workplace. Drs. Galstan and Ward have had the pleasure of operating their practice in Chester since 1990 and look forward to a bright future of continuing to serve the dental needs of the community.

Samuel W. Galstan, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.A.G.D.
Master Academy of General Dentistry

C. Sharone Ward, D.D.S.

We’ve been selected “Virginia’s Top Dentists” for several years in a row!

In a detailed evaluation of dental professionals, sponsored by Virginia Living, Drs. Galstan & Ward of Galstan & Ward Family Dentistry both have been voted by their peers as two of the Top Dentists in Virginia for the year! Congratulations!