Meet Dr. Robert T. Golia

Dr. Robert T. Golia

The restorative dentist of the 21st century must be at once a student, a practitioner, and an artist. To set my practice apart from others, I rigorously pursue extracurricular professional experience and continuing education in order to be fluent in all facets of dental specialties. 

I focus my practice on cosmetic, restorative dentistry and prosthetics, but tailor my services to your individual comprehensive dental health. When complex needs exist, I am able to gather and lead a team of specialists to outline necessary treatment and effectively orchestrate treatment for the benefit of the patient.

Dentistry, as a specialty of medicine, has become increasingly complex, and it demands a team approach to difficult problems. A commitment to engaging one’s mind, seeking out new experiences and treatment modalities, and acting in leadership roles remain essential to my dental practice; this is what sets my practice apart from the rest.

I actively define my practice as a relationship practice- one that treats the person and not just the patient. By emphasizing the humanistic approach to dental care, the process of dental therapy is infinitely easier and more accessible. 

My position as Section Chief of Restorative Dentistry, Department of Dentistry, Yale-New Haven Hospital mandates that I must stay current with the newest trends and developments.

Dr. Robert Golia: Excellence in Dentistry

Dr. Golia received a B.A. degree in Biology from Lafayette College in 1976. He received his DDS from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1980. In 1981, Dr. Golia completed a General Practice Residency at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Golia is an alumnus of the L.D. Pankey Institute, having taken continuous post-graduate studies there from 1989 until 2008. 

Professional Affiliations

CONNECTICUT STATE DENTAL ASSOCIATION

  • Member 1981 – Present
    • Council on Gerontology, 1987 – 1992

    • House of Representatives Delegate / Alternate Delegate, 1989 – Present

    • Nominating Committee, 1995 – Present

NEW HAVEN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

  • Member 1981 – Present
    • Executive Board Member, 1990 – 1997

    • President, 1995 – 1996

    • Peer Review Committee, 1994 – Present

    • Chairman, 1997 – 2000

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

  • Member 1981 – Present

ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY

  • Member 1982 – Present
    • Fellowship 1990

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY

  • Fellowship 2004

NEW HAVEN PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

  • Member 1987 – 1996
    • Executive Board 1989 – 1990

 

Appointments

YALE NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL, Department of Dentistry, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Section Chief, Department of Restorative Dentistry, 2000 – Present
    • Clinical Instructor and Lecturer, 1991 – Present

YALE UNIVERSITY, School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (Dental), 1994 – Present

YALE NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL, Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Saint Raphael Campus

  • Clinical Instructor and Lecturer, 2003 – Present

HARTFORD HOSPITAL, Department of Dentistry, Hartford, Connecticut

  • Clinical Instructor and Lecturer, 1983 – 1990

ELI WHITNEY VOCATIONAL – TECHNICAL SCHOOL, Hamden, Connecticut

  • Dental Assistant Program, Lecturer, 1982 – 1995
  • Dental Laboratory Technician Program, Lecturer, 1982 – 1995

STATE OF CONNECTICUT, Department of Public Safety

  • Division of State Police, State Police Surgeon, 1981 – Present

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS SCHOOL for Disadvantaged Children, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Board of Trustees, 1987 – 1991

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Connecticut Division

  • Oral Health Subcommittee, 1987 – 1991

NEW HAVEN NIGHTHAWKS

  • General and preventive dental care for the hockey team and treatment of traumatic injuries, 1992 – 1994

One of Connecticut's Top Dentists!

Connecticut Magazine has named Dr. Golia one of the top dentists in Connecticut for the 11th consecutive year. This is an annual poll of his dental peers who selected him as the restorative dentist whom they would want to treat their family and friends.

Our Cosmetic Dentistry Office

To ensure your convenience, read the information below about our hours, or the map to the left for directions to our cosmetic dentistry office, or give us a call.

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Conveniently located at the corner of Whitney Avenue and Dixwell Avenue.

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