Dr. Goldberg was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he completed his Bachelor of Science-Medical (BSc) at the University of Witwatersrand. Dr. Goldberg earned his dental doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1984. After graduation, Dr. Goldberg served in the South African Defense Force, where he earned rank as a Lieutenant. Following his service, Dr. Goldberg went into private practice in Johannesburg for 10 years. In 1994, Dr. Goldberg underwent further qualification to practice dentistry in the United States and passed his California State Board examination at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He saw a need for a dental office in the University Towne Centre area and started a dental office from scratch. Dr. Goldberg has been practicing in his La Jolla office ever since.
Dr. Goldberg is an accredited member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, the American Osseointegration Academy, and the American Academy of Implantology . Dr. Goldberg has been acclaimed as one of the best dentists in the La Jolla area and feels so grateful for having such awesome patients. Dr. Goldberg is happily married to his wife, Myrice, and loves spending time with his four children, Justine, Jarrod, Lara, and Nicole. He spends his time outside of work hanging out at the beach, working out at the gym and training his two miniature shelties, Cassie and Baxter.
- University of Witwatersrand
- University of Pretoria
- UCLA School of Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- American Osseointegration Academy
- American Academy of Implantology
First Dental Health
S. F. (Verified Patient)
Dr Goldberg's dental office is the best by far. I have experienced so many dentists in my past and found Dr. Goldberg to be the greatest!!! He was so patient, knowledgable and efficient. He is so experienced and definitely knew what was causing my pain. I HIGHLY recommend him!!! I even sent my little kids to him and he was so careful and calm with them, His staff are so nice and caring and made my experience even better, Overall, I could not think of going to anyone else as he is the best! I definitely recommend him!
H. S. (Verified Patient)
Very knowledgeable, does amazing work on root canals, and crown works and his staff is very through with procedures. I dont agree with comments i see here that he does unnecessary work since i had some tingling sensation on one of my molar and he took xray to see what was happening and we didnt see any problems. But after having so many problems with my teeth i know when i have an issue and I sort of intuitively feel that something needs attention. So i insisted that he drills in to the tooth and checks by eye sight what is wrong sure enough the tooth had some decay and we were able to fix before the problem got worse. I ll go back to him to replace my bridge that is a decade old with no hesitation. Thumbs up to him.
C. S. (Verified Patient)
Adorable man!! Delightful personality. I went to him for the first time a few days ago for a cleaning and the process was fast and efficient. The assistant who worked on me was a bit rough around the edges but since she was fast and did her job well, I won't complain. Dr. Goldberg's front desk woman, Anna, is also very patient. She had to call my dental insurance company to confirm that I have insurance since I misplaced the dental insurance card I got from the company I work for. She had very persistent followup and didn't mind digging to get my information. Overall, great dentist, competent staff and most importantly: fast and efficient. I was out of there in no time which is why I loved my experience there so much.
D. D. (Verified Patient)
This will be the 14th consecutive year that I have been going to see Dr. Goldberg. He is adept and jovial. I always enjoy my interactions with him and his staff. He has gone above and beyond for me - once he came back to the office at 8pm to help me. I highly recommend him
J. M. (Verified Patient)
Dr Goldberg gave 5 star treatment. He went above and beyond in the treatment he gave me. I had an unusual emergency situation arise and Dr Goldberg without hesitation within 20 minutes of my phone call fitted me in. I would without hesitation recommend Dr Goldberg.I have seen many dentist before and never have I ever been treated so well. I have and will continue to recommend Dr Goldberg for his honesty and professionalism, anyone looking for a great dentist will be 100% satisfied.
J. T. (Verified Patient) Dec 04, 2014
I have been going to Dr Goldberg for many years and have never had any problems. He explains everything and is extremely thorough. I actually kept going to him because he was the only dentist who could numb me properly. Other dentists didn't listen and hurt me badly. He also never went low quality on procedures...can't see my crowns...look amazing.
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