Dr. Alan Gold grew up in Flushing, NY, and was educated in New York City public schools. He graduated #3 in a class of 815 students from John Bowne High School. After receiving a B.A. degree from SUNY Binghamton (with a major in chemistry) he went to the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, receiving a D.D.S. degree in 1983. Following a General Practice Residency at the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, he moved to the Berkshires, and joined the practice of Dr. Ira Colby, who had moved to Pittsfield from New York in the 1950’s. Shortly after Dr. Colby retired, Dr. Gold moved his office from a 2nd floor walk-up location near the Berkshire Museum to 515 South Street, where we have been for 28 years.
Dr. Gold is a member of the Berkshire District Dental Society and the American Dental Association. He is a Past-President of the Massachusetts Dental Society, and a past-General Chair of the Yankee Dental Congress. In addition to Fellowship in both the American and International College of Dentists, he is on the staff at Berkshire Medical Center and is an occasional attending at the CHP Dental Clinic.
Dr. Gold is very active in musical endeavors; he is the Music Director at Temple Anshe Amunim, organist/pianist at the First Bapist Church, and occasionally plays in klezmer ensembles. Alan has, in the past, been musical and vocal director for numerous productions in the Berkshires.
Communication is very important in any doctor-patient relationship. We are sensitive to this and strive to get to know our patients. A new patient appointment is always scheduled with Dr. Gold, so time can be spent discussing needs, concerns, and obtaining diagnostic information through a thorough examination.
Dr. Gold attends numerous continuing education courses and keeps up with current methods and dental materials. With the rapid technological advancements in the delivery of dental treatment, plus the history of numerous pieces of equipment that have come through the marketplace with revolutionary claims of excellence (only to be shelved or discontinued), Dr. Gold is cautious in utilizing only those techniques and materials that he feels are safe for his patients. Options are almost always offered, so that a treatment plan can be established by both the patient as well as the dentist.
In 2007, Dr. Gold enrolled in a Doctor of Naturopathy distance degree program, to enhance his knowledge of alternative methods of general health care, and to offer a more “holistic” service to his patients (as dental care relates to overall health). Unfortunately, the school closed before Dr. Gold was able to complete his program, but he continues to study this information on his own.
We like to think of our practice as providing comprehensive treatment for the entire family, in a warm, welcoming, friendly environment. Our staff, as well as many of our patients, has been with us for many years. We would like to welcome you to our dental family.
Alan S. Gold, DDS
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