Dr. Goodman is originally from Long Island, New York. She’s passionate about discovering new technologies, such as laser therapy, to help make dentistry more comfortable and effective for patients of all ages. As someone who had difficult time at the dentist office as a child, she prioritizes the patient experience for everyone in her care. Dr. Goodman has also trained in repairing traumatic injuries and orthodontics, and she looks forward to contributing her time to fundraisers like Dancing with the Dentists, in which she was recently a contestant.
Dr. Denise Goodman received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at State University of New York at Buffalo. While in Buffalo, she researched at Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute on a National Institutes of Health grant funded project. Dr. Goodman graduated from Tufts University of Dental Medicine in 1979. During her training, she became interested in pediatric dentistry and was drawn to the unique challenges of caring for children.
Dr. Goodman completed her specialty degree in pediatric dentistry at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1981.
Education and Training
- Harbor – UCLA Medical Center, Pediatric Dentistry degree
- Tufts University, Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
- Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute
- State University of New York at Buffalo, Master of Science
- State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor of Science
- Dr. Goodman also completes continuing education courses every year
For the past 25 years she has been working with Dr. William Chan in Cumberland. She also works with a mobile dental company that serves the Armed Forces National Guard in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and American Samoa. Additionally, Dr. Goodman also volunteered as a member of Project Stretch, a global reach dental non-profit organization, treating children in Mexico and Venezuela.
Dr. Goodman has been the recipient of numerous awards, including being voted a Top Doc in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine by her peers. She is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Rhode Island Dental Association (RIDA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
Awards and Honors
“Top Doc” – Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, 2013-2017
Memberships and Accreditation
- Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Member of the Rhode Island Dental Association
- Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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In her leisure time, Dr. Goodman enjoys swimming, water sports, skiing, biking, and dancing. She also likes to travel and discover new cultures. She especially enjoys cooking recipes from her travels for family and friends.