Gael M. Delany, D.D.S. , M.S.D. Washington D.C. Endodontist

Dr Delany

A native Washingtonian who graduated from Gonzaga College High School before attending Fordham University in pursuit of his undergraduate degree. While at Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Dr. Delany was a member of the United States Naval Reserve. In his senior year of dental school, he received a Navy Scholarship and subsequently served four years on active duty at the Naval Base in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor. During that period, Dr. Delany was awarded a one year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Endodontics. In 1978, he entered the Indiana University School of Dentistry graduate program in Endodontics while concurrently completing a two-year residency in Endodontics at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Indianapolis. During this time, Dr. Delany served on the endodontic faculty atIndiana University and on the staff of Riley Children’s Hospital as an instructor and consultant to the pediatric dentistry residents. He received his Masters of Science in Dentistry in 1980.

Upon opening his practice limited to endodontics in 1980, Dr. Delany joined the Georgetown University School of Dentistry faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Endodontics from 1980 to 1987. It was during this time in academics that he published a number of scientific and clinical articles on disinfectants used in the sterilization of root canals, the clinical management of anatomic dental anomalies in children, and the endodontic-orthodontic management of a trauma case. His initial paper published during his Postdoctoral Fellowship discussed the resorption of teeth and its endodontic implications.

Dr. Delany is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He currently maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Washington D.C. and is an Assistant  Clinical Professor at Howard University, College of Dentistry. He has served on the Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistrywhen accompanied by dental students on the Somos Amigos Medical Missions trips Previously Dr. Delany was Associate Clinical Professor and Professorial Lecturer at the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. During his endodontic residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, he was on the staff of John Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. During that period, Dr. Delany also served on the endodontic faculty at Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Delany is a loyal son of Georgetown. In addition to his tenure on the dental school faculty, he has chaired every class reunion in the Washington Area since 1984. He has also served as Chair of the Georgetown University Dental Alumni Board, previously was Chair of the Dental Alumni Fund and has served on the Board of Governors of Georgetown’s Alumni Association since 2001. In 2004, Dr. Delany founded the Georgetown Dental Alumni Study Club, a semi annual continuing dental education program that serves to reconnect the dental alumni with their classmates and to remind them of their Georgetown University roots. Dr. Delany was awarded the Apollonian Award in 2006 for service to Georgetown University’s Alumni Association.

In 2007, the Georgetown Dental Alumni Board awarded Dr. Delany the Georgetown University, School of Dentistry Distinguished Service Award , the highest honor that can be conferred upon an alumnus. The recipient is selected annually on the basis of career accomplishments, public service, advancement of the dental profession and alumni involvement.

Dr. Delany was recently selected as one of the alumni featured on Georgetown University’s Dental Spotlight website at:

Dr. Delany’s dedication to Georgetown is just one demonstration of the overall commitment he has made to community service. He has been a member of the Archdiocesan Healthcare Network for over twenty years. He is also a long-time volunteer dentist and supporter of the Centro Catolico Hispano who presented Dr. Delany with the Miriam Armas Award in 2005 for “demonstrating exceptional service and work to promote the image and advancement of the Latino Community in the Archdiocese of Washington and in Latin America.”

He is a Board Member and Chairman of the Board of SHARE, a food distribution project sponsored by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta who in 2005 presented Dr. Delany with its President’s Award for his dental missionary work in the Dominican Republic. Twice a year, Dr. Delany has traveled abroad with the Somos Amigos Medical Missions to provide pro bono dental services. As a Board Member and Director of the Dental Division of Somos Amigos , Dr. Delany has recruited dentists, obtained numerous grants and partnered with the University of Maryland as a member of the Dean’s Faculty as well as Columbia University School of Dentistry in New York, to provide dental students the opportunity to join the volunteers and receive clinical instruction during the week long missions.

The District of Columbia Dental Society in 2007 acknowledged Dr. Delany’s years of missionary work in the Dominican Republic with the Humanitarian of the Year Award .

In May 2008, The Small Business Council of America presented Dr. Delany, The 2008 Small Business Humanitarian of the Year Award , in recognition of his outstanding humanitarian endeavors and achievements.

Dr. Delany and his wife, the former Patricia Marie Dent, live in Chevy Chase and are proud parents of two daughters, three sons and grandparents of three boys and a girl.


  • Gonzaga College High School, 1966
  • Fordham University: Bachelor of Arts in Biology, 1970
  • Georgetown University School of Dentistry: D.D.S., 1974
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry: M.S.D., 1980
  • Certificate in Endodontics, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1980

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