About
Dr. Golden received a Bachelor of Science degree in dentistry in 1973 and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California in 1975. He manages a general dentistry office in Rancho Cucamonga, California. His interests in orthodontic and reconstructive dentistry have motivated him to join numerous associations and privately affiliated post-graduate study groups to stay up with advancing technology and treatment pathways in dentistry.

Dr. Golden held the position of Peer Review Committee Panel Captain for the local Tri-County Dental Society for nine years. He currently is an expert case reviewer for the California Dental Board. Upon developing an interest in Forensic Dentistry in 1980, he soon became a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology in 1982 and continues to support the ABFO.

His affiliations with Law Enforcement lead him to the position of Chief Forensic Dentist for San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, working with their Sheriff's/Coroner Divisions.    As a fellow and past Odontology Section Chairman of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and former Trustee to the Forensic Sciences Foundation, he has lectured internationally, is a contributing author to several textbooks as well as numerous articles applicable to his field. He has taught courses at UCR, Loma Linda and Univ. Texas San Antonio dental schools.

Dr. Golden has qualified as an expert witness in Superior Courts of most Southern California Counties, as well as in several States. Other accomplishments include Commendations for his assistance in identification of victims of the World Trade Center disaster, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal from the San Bernardino County Sheriff, and multiple commendations from the California Attorney General for his help in implementing the Missing Unidentified Persons (MUPS) Identification program at the Department of Justice. He is a co-director of the California Dental Association’s Committee on Mass Disasters, and the Southern Regional Director for the California Dental Identification Team.

Dr. Greg Golden is a third-generation dentist. His grandfather, Morris H. Golden, practiced general dentistry in Philadelphia for thirty years through some very tough times including two World Wars and The Depression. The legacy of his artistic talents lives on through numerous paintings and artwork he did before near blindness forced his retirement.

Greg's father, Irwin "Hank" Golden, received his doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and served in the U.S. Army as a dental surgeon during the Korean War. In 1948 he moved his family to Ontario, California, as one of only two practicing general dentists in the city. In 1968, he relocated to Upland in a brand new office building he and three other dentists designed. He remained in Upland for forty years and established many long-term relationships with his patients, many of whom became close friends. 

His love for the science of dentistry led to a long list of lifelong affiliations with numerous leaders in the field. In 1972, he became a teacher and co-founder of the Orthognathic Study Group at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and he later co-authored the textbook, History of Gnathology, (the study of rebuilding dental occlusion.) In 1993 he wrote the text, Teeth for Your Lifetime: A Complete, Easy to Read, & Understandable Guide to a Lifetime of Dental Health. Hank Golden retired from dentistry in his forty-fifth year of practice. 

Greg became interested in dentistry while doing lab-work in his father's office during summer vacations from high school.  After graduation from dental school in 1975, Greg worked in several local metropolitan offices building experience and learning new techniques while also developing his own clientele in Upland. In 1986 he purchased his father's practice. In response to practice growth and demographics, in 1999 he built a creatively designed office and moved to the current location in Rancho Cucamonga. From the moment his patients enter the reception area they realize this is not just another typical dental office.  The homey atmosphere and friendly, caring staff are integral parts of a relaxing visit to the dentist.

Greg continues the tradition and philosophy of providing state-of-the-art dentistry, in a caring, relaxed atmosphere, where his patients' health and desires are foremost concerns.