Dr. John Goodman possesses the training, experience and compassion needed to provide unparalleled dental care to his patients. Giving patients something to smile about is a reward that drives Dr. Goodman's work everyday. He has an ability to identify patients' dental needs and tailor treatment plans to fulfill their short-term and long-term goals.
My name is John Goodman. I've been a dentist now for nearly 19 years. It's just been amazing to think that I could, to graduate school and come back and serve in the community that I grew up in. And still see a lot of people that I went to school with and parents of people I went to school with. And now children of kids I've gone to school with. You know, every day's different. And, you know, we're lucky enough to get out of bed every day and have a chance to impact someone's life. And it could be they're just in pain. And you come in and you're able to help them get out of pain; something simple as that. Or you do some of these smile makeovers and, you know, you get to see the end result and see the difference and the impact that you have on your life. Or, you know, just making a denture for somebody that works. You know, they can bite through things. They can function. So there's a different level. Sometimes it's cosmetic. Sometimes it's functional. But, you know at the end of the day you've made a huge difference in their life. And it's a great feeling. And, you know, there's nothing better than to hand someone a mirror for the first time and see the look on their face. Because right away you can just tell. You know. They may smile differently or their eyes, kind of, well up sometimes and you can just tell you've made this dramatic change and it's pretty gratifying. You know, and professionally for me, I think it's the biggest, you know, motivator in my practice, in my professional career is just to see people happy. And literally give them something to smile about. And know that when they leave they're going to go right to their car and they're going to pull the vanity mirror down or look in the rear view mirror and smile. And they'll be at a stop light and they're going to keep smiling. You know they're all the way home they just can't wait to see it. And it's a nice feeling to know that. That you made a difference.