Ronald E. Goldstein, D.D.S.

Dr. Ronald Goldstein is currently Clinical Professor of Restorative Sciences at  the Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Adjunct Professor in the Associated Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Penn Dental Medicine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Adjunct Professor of Restorative Dentistry at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Goldstein has long been considered the ‘architect’ of modern esthetic dentistry and wrote the first comprehensive textbook Esthetics in Dentistry in 1976, now into the 3rd edition. His consumer book, Change Your Smile is in its 4th edition, and subsequently published in twelve languages worldwide.

The Georgia Regents University School of Dentistry honored  Dr. Goldstein by naming ”The Ronald Goldstein Center for Esthetic and Implant Dentistry” and also devoted an ongoing learning center for Dr. Goldstein’s memoirs and memorabilia. In addition, the Hebrew University Dental School in Jerusalem established the Dr. Ronald E. Goldstein Research Center for Dental Materials and Esthetics in Dentistry in 2000.

In the early 1960s Dr. Goldstein’s concepts were used to develop virtually all the modern direct bonding techniques utilized to this day to correct esthetic deformities.  He has given over 700 lecture presentations, authored or co-authored ten textbooks, 150 clinical articles,  plus featured in over 400 TV, radio, magazine and newspaper interviews.

In 1992 the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry awarded him the first Charles L. Pincus Award for his contributions to Esthetic Dentistry. The same year, he received the Outstanding Contribution to Cosmetic Dentistry Award from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 1997 Dr. Goldstein received the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity’s most prestigious award for “meritorious contributions to dentistry and its allied sciences,” joining past recipients Albert Einstein and Jonas Salk.

In 2008, on his 75th birthday, Dr.Goldstein created Tomorrow’s Smiles, a national charity that helps give back a smile to disadvantaged teens.  Dr. Goldstein is married to Judy, and the father of three dentists and a physician, plus 11 grandchildren.  He practices in Atlanta, Georgia.


University of Michigan
Emory University, School of Dentistry, DDS