Captain Larry R. Goldstein (DC)
Commanding Officer, 4th Dental Battalion

Captain Goldstein received his Bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  He is also a graduate of the Marine Corps University’s Command and Staff College Distance Education Program. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in May 2002 and immediately assigned to Detachment Headquarters, 24th Dental Company, 4th Dental Battalion, 4th FSSG.

Goldstein’s operational assignments involved a variety of OCONUS and CONUS missions including Combined Arms Exercise, 29 Palms, CA, Battle Griffin in Norway, Arctic Care in Shishmaref, AK, Partnerships of America in Peru, and the Alpha Surgical Company-4th Medical Battalion Capability Exercise (CAPEX) held at Camp Dawson, WV.  He was Officer in Charge for the inaugural 4th Dental Battalion Combat Readiness Emergency Safety Training at Camp Lejeune, NC, and the Dental Officer in Charge of the Marine Corps exercises Javelin Thrust 2010 and Heavy Metal 2012. Additionally, he served as the HQ Dental Leader for the Joint Operations Innovative Readiness Training Tropic Care 2013 in Ka’u, HI.

His staff assignments and leadership positions include Officer in Charge of the Headquarters Detachment 24th Dental Company, twice as the Company Operations and Training Officer, and the 4th Dental Battalion S1.  He also acted as the 4th Dental Battalion Command Fitness Leader from 2005 to 2012 as a collateral duty.  While attached to Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Pensacola from 2013-2014 and OHSU Jacksonville from December 2014 to November 2016, he served as the Assistant Senior Dental Executive, one year for each command.  Goldstein was then APPLY selected as the Senior Dental Executive of OHSU Pensacola, and assumed that billet on 1 December 2016.  He commenced his tour as the Executive Officer for the 4th Dental Battalion in December 2017.  As a collateral duty, he served as the Clinical Standards Coordinator for the Navy Reserve Dental Corps from January 2017 to July 2018. 

Goldstein has completed numerous operational field training schools including Combat Casualty Care Course at Camp Bullis, TX, as well as Cold Weather Training, Mountain Medicine, and Mountain Survival Escape and Evasion all at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA. 

Captain Goldstein began his current tour as Commanding Officer, 4th Dental Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group in December 2019.  He lives in Milton GA, and maintains a private practice in Alpharetta, GA which he established in 1994.