Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Joseph 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 dental surgeries, root canals, reconstructive dentistry and more.
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 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 Europe 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.
In November of 2016, Dr. Joseph Goodman was invited to the United Arab Emirates by the Royal Family to perform a cosmetic dental treatment. He spent some time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to complete the dental treatment. The lab cases were sent to Germany for highest quality and workmanship.
In April 2017, Dr. Goodman was also invited by the Dental Association of Bahrain to lecture about Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentistry. Since he is in the area, he will fly back to the UAE at the same time for more dental procedures on another family member of the reigning family of the country.
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.
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.