By Heleigh Bostwick
Up to 20 percent of adults fear going to the dentist, according to WebMD. Shelburne resident Gennifer Noble used to be one of them until she started seeing Dr. Ryan Goslin three years ago.
“I never thought I’d have anything good to say about a dentist, but I do now,” she said. “He’s a really nice guy and his staff is so welcoming, friendly and professional.”
Goslin recently moved his dental practice from an old Victorian on Clark Street in Burlington to a newer building on Talcott Road in Williston.
“A lot of our patients were moving out towards Williston, and it’s easier to get to,” Goslin explained, adding that the new location is better suited to housing the technology needed for modern dentistry.
Noble, like many of his other patients, followed.
“Patients feel very comfortable with us,” Goslin said. “I try to keep it light, maybe tell a few jokes.”
Goslin grew up in Rhode Island, graduated from the University of Vermont, where he met his wife, Kristina, and became a registered dietician with the intent of studying medicine. While at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, a chance encounter with a friend, a dentist back in Rhode Island, changed his mind.
“He suggested I come and spend a day with him,” said Goslin. “It just so happened that a patient came in that day that had had an accident that knocked out six of his teeth. We had to put him back together.”
Goslin realized how much he enjoyed working with his hands and combining an artistic aspect with science. He decided to become a dentist instead.
Goslin joined the Navy and received his degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry, completing his general practice residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. His credentials also include Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Goslin treats patients of all ages and provides a full range of dentistry services including cleaning, extractions, crowns, bridges, whitening, Invisalign orthodontics and implants.
“Our patients like that we have a range of services because it means they have fewer specialists to visit, and it decreases the number of dentist visits,” Goslin said.
Patient care coordinator Lee Andors recently joined the practice, but his two dental hygienists, Dory McLaughlin and Megan Obuchowski, have been with him for nine years. Dental assistant Tracey Josselyn has been with him for 15 years. His wife, Kristina, works part-time on the business end.
“Tracey has known some of our patients since she was three years old,” Goslin joked, explaining that he bought the practice from her father in 2005.
“He’s extremely professional, but not only that, everyone is so friendly in the office,” said long-time patient Jack O’Farrell. His wife, Dede O’Farrell, agreed.
“Nobody really looks forward to going to the dentist, but everyone in the office really cares about you as a person,” she said. “He hires the best people, very professional, and we’re fortunate to have someone like that be our dentist.”
For more information, visit www.drgoosevt.com or call 662-5966.