Meet the Staff


As a registered dental hygienist, I greatly enjoy conversing with patients and being attentive to their individual needs. I know you will enjoy coming here! Dr. Gooden is an extremely easy-going person. We care about the health of the patients in our care. Our whole team gets along well, and we all share a desire to treat patients with respect in a timely manner. When I’m not at work, I love to travel with my family and help the needy. I am currently a volunteer for Hill Country Mission for Health, Christian Medical & Dental Clinics, and Haven for Hope Refuge Clinic. 


Welcome! I am a dental assistant here, and I am in charge of assisting the doctor with patients as well as ordering supplies and lab work. In our practice, we are very laid-back and like to have fun at work, but are always professional about what we do. I always treat people like I want to be treated, and I think our patients appreciate that. At home, I very much enjoy gardening, riding my horses, taking care of my three dogs, my rabbit and parakeet. I also love spending quality time with my husband, John! 


Hello, I’m glad to meet you! I am the office manager, and I make sure our practice runs smoothly. Our office is different than other dental offices because we have fun with what we do! You will hear people laughing and joking every day. Sometimes people in the waiting room tell me, "They are not supposed to have this much fun at the dental office!" That’s because they can hear the other patients and staff laughing all day long. I believe this makes people feel very comfortable at our office, and I am proud to work here! At home, I spend time with my husband, daughter, and two step-children.