Meet Our Doctors:
Reading and Wyomissing, PA Dentist
Dental Arts of Wyomissing
Dr. Michael Balthaser is a local Berks County native, having graduated from Tulpehocken Area High School. He received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from DeSales University. While at DeSales, Dr. Balthaser was a standout student and athlete, lettering in two sports, soccer and tennis, achieving conference all-academic honors in both, graduating Summa Cum Laude and being awarded the DeSales University President’s Medal upon graduation. Dr. Balthaser went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry where he graduated in the top 2% of his class with Summa Cum Laude honors. He has achieved numerous awards of distinction throughout his dental career including the Delaware Valley Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award for Clinical Excellence, the American Academy of Oral Pathology Student of the Year Award, the Philadelphia County Dental Society Senior Student Award, and induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Honorary Dental Fraternity. Dr. Balthaser served as President of the Berks County Dental Society from 2010-2011.
In 2014, Dr. Balthaser was recognized by Incisal Edge Magazine as one of the “Top 40 Dentists Under 40” years-of-age in the US. He has been listed in Berks County Living Magazine as one of the “Top Dentists in Berks County” every year since 2010. Dr. Balthaser has achieved Fellowship status from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in recognition of his advanced education in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. Dr. Balthaser has received Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2016 for his advanced education and examinations he has completed during his years of private practice. He has completed training in IV conscious sedation that allows him to treat highly anxious patients in the comfort of his dental office. Dr. Balthaser is one of the few general dentists in the US have the ability to administer and monitor anesthesia during dental office visits.
Dr. Balthaser maintains continuous membership in the American Dental Association, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Berks County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is dedicated to serving the needs of the dental community by attending continuing education seminars regularly to stay up-to-date on all technological advances in dentistry and beyond. He has also been responsible for bringing renowned speakers to the Berks County area for all dental society members to benefit.
Dr. Balthaser resides in Mohnton, PA, with his wife Melissa, and their four children, Owen, Adam, Blake, and Andrew. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, personal fitness, watching sports, and playing golf.
Mary E. Galley, D.M.D
Dr. Galley, originally from southern New Jersey, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Rutgers University in 2013. During her time at Rutgers, she served in various leadership positions on campus. She achieved the Dean’s list for all eight semesters, and was the recipient of the G.H. Cook Leadership award and the Excellence in Biochemistry award before graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Galley received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2017. During her time in dental school she was elected president of the Rutgers chapter of the American Association of Women in Dentistry, served as an orientation leader for incoming dental students, and was a tutor for several didactic and clinical courses. In 2017, Dr. Galley was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor society and was the recipient of the Rutgers Student Professionalism Award. Dr. Galley completed her senior year of dental school working at a Community-Oriented Dental Education Clinic, an offsite facility focused on serving the needs of an underserved population. After graduating from dental school, she completed a general practice residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. There she worked under an esteemed faculty performing comprehensive dental care, learned to triage and treat major trauma cases, and performed operating room dentistry. Dr. Galley is a member of the American Dental Association and is working towards completing the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship program which requires her to continue her dental education through courses and seminars.
Dr. Galley currently resides in Exeter, PA with her husband, Mike, and their dog, Lola. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and cooking. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, especially hiking and running.
Ronald I. Reiter, D.M.D., FADSA, CCEMTP
Dr. Reiter is a 1978 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In 1992 he completed a residency in Dental Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reiter is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He advocates for and participates in aggressive continuing education and is part time faculty at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in EMS (emergency medical services) education.
Personal statement: "I feel fortunate that I can participate in the dental care of our patients. Being a Dental Anesthesiologist, I offer anesthesia options to patients that would either struggle with having dental treatment completed or would completely avoid having treatment. There are many patients that are candidates for sedation and general anesthesia and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Now we can “get it done” safely and comfortably in an office that is designed and equipped for anesthesia and with support staff and Doctors that are trained and experienced in this field. These services are available to adults, children, and those with special needs."
Robert Zalitchi, D.M.D.
Dr. Robert Zalitchi, originally from Romania, came to America at the age of eight years old. He grew up in Exeter, PA and graduated from Exeter Township Senior High School. He then moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University, where he received his Bachelor's Degree and Doctoral in Dental Medicine.
Dr. Zalitchi is a member of the American Dental Association and the Pennsylvania Dental Association. He is further continuing his education through Spear Education.
Dr. Zalitchi recently moved back to Berks County and lives in Exeter, PA with his wife, Emily, their daughter, Stella, and their two cats, Theo and Lucky. He enjoys watching and playing all sports, especially soccer.