Dr. BrockGoodman DDS

Dr. Goodman is Santee's only Board Certified Orthodontist. He earned his bachelor's degree at UC San Diego, his Dental degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and Certified in Orthodontics from Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He has been exclusively practicing orthodontics since 2007.

Outside of the office Dr. Goodman loves staying active at the beach, hiking, golf and playing hockey. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family and his two kittens.

Dr. Goodman loves being an orthodontist and getting to work with people of all ages. He takes pride in his work and his patients love showing off their results.

Meet The Team

Kourtney

Office Manager
Kourtney started her career in the Orthodontic field in 1996, and joined Goodman Orthodontics in 2018. She takes great joy in the confidence gained by patients during their treatment.

Brittney

Back Office Lead
Brittney started in the dental field right out of high school. She finished assisting school and starting to work in general practice in 2012. Brittney joined Goodman Orthodontics as a back office assistant in January 2019 and has been a great addition to the team.

Mary Beth

Treatment Coordinator
Mary Beth followed in her mother’s footsteps and entered the dental field in 1995. She is committed to helping every patient understand their treatment options, insurance and financing. She enjoys seeing patients’ excited for the smile they desire and celebrating once they eventually have it!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
Orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. Orthodontists have a special focus within dentistry correcting bites and straightening your teeth. While they both can look after your overall oral care, orthodontists will help you correct problems like overbite, underbite, and general teeth alignment.
When should my child first visit an orthodontist?
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, it's recommended that children no later than age 7 should receive an initial consultation. There are enough permanent teeth and jaw growth by this age to begin to identify problems. Additionally, having a consultation early allows the orthodontist to determine the best time for treatment to begin.
Can I see an orthodontist if I'm an adult?
Yes, definitely. Many orthodontic patients are adults. It's never too late to get the opportunity to have a beautiful healthy smile.
How long will I need braces?
Obviously, the time it takes for a patient's treatment depends on the specific problem, however, in general, treatment times range from anywhere between 18 and 30 months. Also remember that the patient's cooperation also plays a large role in how long the treatment takes.
Do braces hurt?
Probably the most common question. The answer is that while there is some discomfort (mainly in the beginning of treatment), wearing braces is generally not "painful." If you do experience discomfort mild over-the-counter medications like Advil should help ease any soreness.