Robert T. Golia, DDS, FAGD


Dr. Robert Golia: Excellence in Dentistry


Doctor

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. 

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. I have experience in trauma rehab and the ability to interact with colleagues of all medical specialties. 

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. 

I was the Section Chief of Restorative Dentistry, Department of Dentistry at Yale-New Haven Hospital from 2000 to 2020. As a hospital-trained dentist, my knowledge of medicine merges seamlessly with treatment of medically compromised patients and patients with complex medical issues and trauma.


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 – 2020
    • Clinical Instructor and Lecturer, 1991 – 2020

YALE UNIVERSITY, School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (Dental), 1994 – 2020

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

  • Clinical Instructor and Lecturer, 2003 – 2020

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

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