Atlanta Dr. Cary Goldstein was appointed president of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the professional organization for the most accomplished researchers, professors and teachers in esthetic dentistry, his office said in a press release. In his new role, Dr. Goldstein’s major objective is making dental insurance more widely available for people. Only about 50 percent of people are protected by by dental insurance and getting approved for procedures and reimbursements is restrictive, so Goldstein hopes to reinvent it so patients are covered for the services they need and dental professionals are reimbursed more effectively.
“Current dental insurance plans tie dentists’ hands and prevent them from providing high quality services and products that last longer and save money in the long run,” Goldstein said. “The objective is to put dental care into the hands of dentists and their patients by removing the bureaucracy that counters the best outcomes. We want more people to benefit from better oral healthcare.”
Goldstein has taught or lectured at over 150 organizations on four continents and is widely published in professional and consumer publications.
Goldstein is a third generation Atlanta prosthodontist, and he has developed advanced tools and less intrusive techniques for patients. These tools include instruments for dentists to produce thin veneers, burrs with self-governors that prevent accidental cutting away of natural dental surfaces, and new techniques for tooth imaging and bleaching, the press release said. These products are in line with his minimalist approach to dentistry, which involves the least amount of invasion and the greatest preservation of natural teeth as possible.