A native of Tucson, Dr. Tim Gailey developed a passion for excellence and a desire to serve others early in his life. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 14, participated in numerous community service events and graduated Valedictorian of Rincon High School. He went forward and dedicated two years to full-time missionary service, proselyting to the people of Puerto Rico in the name of Jesus Christ. Upon his return, he attended the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!), graduating Magna Cum Laude. He also met the love of his life, Clarisa, while at the U of A and they were married in due time.
In the professional realm, Timothy Gailey received his dental degree from Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Dentistry, pursuing advanced coursework beyond the dental requirements in endodontics (root canals), cosmetics, and implants.
He has continued that educational pattern as a doctor and was awarded the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. This level is only achieved by 7% of dentists nationally and recognizes both commitment and competence in completing many more times the required levels of coursework in all the disciplines of dentistry and passing a rigorous examination.
Dr. Gailey stands out among dentists as one who offers nearly all dental services within his office. He “caters to cowards” and enjoys the opportunity to serve others and alleviate dental anxiety and pain. Dr. Gailey places and restores implants, removes impacted wisdom teeth, places porcelain veneers, crowns and fillings, makes beautiful dentures, performs advanced gum therapies, does root canals, loves children’s dentistry, and offers nearly every other procedure. He also performs sedation dentistry for both adults and children, providing a calm and relaxing experience while the dental work is performed.
Dr. Gailey loves families. He has 16 children of his own and has been married to Clarisa for over 23 years now. The two of them have worked hard to create a loving home, fostering other children, at times, when they were in need.
In his free time, Dr. Gailey loves the outdoors, running and playing basketball. He has completed the Phoenix half marathon multiple times, sometimes with his children. He loves playing with his kids and fixing up their old house with his wife. He also enjoys weekly service in his church and participating in community events.
Dr Gailey is an outstanding member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Arizona Dental Association (AZDA), and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.