Welcome to Our Local Dentist Office
My career began nearly three decades ago when I moved to Chicago after finishing dental school to begin a general practice residency at Ravenswood Hospital. The residency included advanced dental and emergency room training, but it also had a component with internal medicine rotations. This experience in particular gave me an appreciation for how dental health contributes to a person’s overall health and well-being. My view on ‘complete health dentistry’ has continued to evolve due to the links that have been found between what goes on in our mouth and what diseases occur in the rest of our body.
Our Home in Novi, MI
When my residency was over, I stayed on as a staff dentist at the hospital for four years. Although I enjoyed the work, the hours were very demanding, and when my wife and I decided to start a family, I knew that I needed to make a change that would give me a better work/life balance. I moved back to the Detroit area Detroit to start Goldstein Dental Group, which has been serving patients in Novi, MI and the surrounding areas for the past 24 years.
We have expanded the practice several times, first by moving into a larger office that could better accommodate the growing number of patients, and also by becoming a member of the medical staff at Oakland Hospital, which has since merged with Beaumont and Botsford Hospitals.
Our Patients Are Family
We all work hard at easing our patient’s anxiety about dental care, leaving them with a positive impression both personally and professionally. In many instances, patients who initially had great anxiety about going to the dentist, required sedation even for routine dental work. Eventually almost all have become so comfortable with us that their fears have completely disappeared.
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed seeing patients who first came to us as young children, and are now in dental school. I can only hope that their positive experience with our dental practice helped mold their passion for dentistry in some way.
Dr. Raphael V. Goldstein, DDS