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. 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.
CONNECTICUT STATE DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Council on Gerontology, 1987 – 1992
House of Representatives Delegate / Alternate Delegate, 1989 – Present
Nominating Committee, 1995 – Present
NEW HAVEN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Executive Board Member, 1990 – 1997
President, 1995 – 1996
Peer Review Committee, 1994 – Present
Chairman, 1997 – 2000
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY
PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY
NEW HAVEN PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
YALE NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL, Department of Dentistry, New Haven, Connecticut
YALE UNIVERSITY, School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
YALE NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL, Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Saint Raphael Campus
HARTFORD HOSPITAL, Department of Dentistry, Hartford, Connecticut
ELI WHITNEY VOCATIONAL – TECHNICAL SCHOOL, Hamden, Connecticut
STATE OF CONNECTICUT, Department of Public Safety
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS SCHOOL for Disadvantaged Children, New Haven, Connecticut
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Connecticut Division
NEW HAVEN NIGHTHAWKS
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.
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.
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.