Plaza of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Joseph Goodman, D.D.S D.M.D.
Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Goodman earned his dental education (1990-1996) at one of Europe's top dental schools, the University of Aachen. He finished his studies and doctoral thesis in Germany with great honors such as "Magna cum Laude" and achieved his degree of Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD). Dentists in Germany are trained in all categories of dentistry; therefore, dentists are able to treat patients for extractions, root canals, reconstructive dentistry and dental surgery. Although trained in all categories of modern dentistry, Dr. Goodman’s main interest has always been in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry (prosthodontics). After working in Switzerland, London and Germany for several years in the department of prosthodontics and reconstructive dentistry, he immigrated to Los Angeles in 1998. Dr. Goodman took the California Dental Board at UCLA and received his second degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) with highest grades. Furthermore, Dr. Goodman participated in the "Advanced Education in Prosthodontics" postgraduate program at USC and the "Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at UCLA. Both programs as well as many postdoctoral courses in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry give him advanced knowledge and hands-on skills in these great fields of modern dentistry. He has lectured internationally in Paris, Germany and London about cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Goodman has been featured in many articles and interviews and was voted “Best Dentist�? and “Top Dentist�? in both 2009 and 2010 by his peers and Consumer Research Group, USA.
Dr. Lisa Kim graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelors of Science majoring in biochemistry. Upon completing her studies, she attended University of Loma Linda School of Dentistry. She practiced in several dental offices and traveled abroad to Korea, Mexico, and South Africa to educate underprivileged communities and volunteer her dental services before joining our dental group in 2006. Dr. Kim is an expert in gums, including laser gum treatment and ozone treatment for gums. She performs surgical and non-surgical gum treatment. She is an expert in the application of ozone in dentistry and patients love her gentle touch. She has worked with many periodontists. She is also a certified expert in the use of the Diagnodent (laser cavity detector). This device detects hidden cavities with the aid of a laser, which emits no radiation at all.
Terry is our registered professional dental assistant and has been a part of our wonderful staff for many years. She also supervises the laser whitening spa in our office. We have three laser whitening machines available for use. The machines can be used simultaneously; for example, a couple might want to get their whitening done at the same time. Many VIPs and celebrities love her attention to detail and gentle touch when applying the one-hour whitening procedure.
Erika has been with our office since 2004. She received her dental assistant certificate in 2003 and, therefore, is able to answer all questions in regards to your dental treatment. She is knowledgeable in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry. She is able to assist you with all insurance-related questions and explanation of benefits as well. She handles all insurance benefits, claims, and treatment and payment plans. She may also assist you with scheduling your appointments.
Marsha has joined our wonderful staff in 2010. She complements our office in many ways with her warm personality and charm. Marsha is available to answer any questions you may have and schedule your appointments. During her free time she enjoys traveling to her native country of Belize.