Dalin Dental Associates: A St. Louis-Based Family Business That Makes Everyone Smile

  • Photo Credit: Dalin Dental Associates
  • 10/27/2022

First Bank Congratulates Dalin Dental Associates as the Recipient of the Prestigious 2022 St. Louis Family Business Awards!

Crafted with the same core values as the First Bank family, Dalin Dental Associates is a multi-generational family business that is devoted to serving its clients, is fully invested in the longevity of its organization, and possesses a passionate commitment to the St. Louis community.

Founded in 1948 by Dr. Harry Dalin, Dr. Jeffrey Dalin, DDS, succeeded his father in the family practice after graduating from dental school in 1980. Instilled with the same passion for continuity of their family’s legacy, Jeffrey operates with the same thought leadership that he fondly credits to his father, “If you do the right thing for your patients, everything else will follow.” Offering the highest quality of care with the latest in technology and innovation, Dalin Dental Associates values their long-term commitment to patients, staff, and the community. 

As their practice has continued to prosper and grow, Jeffrey proudly welcomed the third generation into the day-to-day operations of the family business with the addition of his nephew, Daniel Goldberg, who joined the practice after he graduated from Marquette University Dental School in 2013 and Andy Dalin, Jeffrey’s son, who joined the practice after he graduated from Indiana University Dental School in 2020. The second and third generation family leaders continue operating the dental practice with the same level of commitment to their clients that originated when they first opened their doors. 

When asked what made their family business so compelling, Jeffrey commented, “It’s so much fun to see long-standing patients get such a kick out of seeing three generations of dentists delivering their dental care. As the senior leader in the practice, it is so fun and rewarding to see the "growth" of my son and my nephew as they practice with me.” He went on to comment, “There is nothing more rewarding than mentoring others in a profession that I love.”

By establishing high-level safety protocols, the Dalin family and staff were able to overcome the obstacles presented by the pandemic and continue providing necessary dental services. It was through their ingenuity, knowledge, and collaboration that they were able to persevere and continue caring for their patients and staff.
With unparalleled generosity and an eye toward giving back, Dr. Jeffrey Dalin, DDS, co-founded Give Kids A Smile, a non-profit organization focused on providing free dental care to children who otherwise would not have access. Since its inception, Give Kids A Smile has provided over $9.5 million dollars of dental care to children and has been recognized with local, state, and national awards. In addition, Give Kids A Smile was adopted by the American Dental Association as its inspiration to offer an annual National Children’s Dental Access Day that now occurs each February. Patients of Dalin Dental Associates are accustomed to seeing signs at the office stating that they’ll be closed for a specific time period because they are “out helping kids smile”.

To find out more about Dalin Dental Associates, visit dalindental.com.