Congratulations to the SDDHA Hygienist of the Year!

CAPT Goodman currently resides in South Dakota as an officer in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Services assigned to the Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health. CAPT Goodman received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1995, her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005, a graduate Certificate in Distance Education Training and Teaching from the University of Maryland University College in 2015, her Certified Health Education Specialist in 2017, and her Doctor of Health Education from A. T. Still University in 2019.

CAPT Goodman currently serves as the lead expert and functional supervisor in developing and implementing clinical and community oral disease prevention programs at the Rapid City Indian Health Service (IHS) Sioux San Hospital. CAPT Goodman has secured grant funding for maternal oral health programs, increasing access for women to obtain dental care during pregnancy. She also serves as the area wide and IHS wide coordinator, trainer, educator, and mentor. CAPT Goodman developed the first ever IHS Dental Hygienist Challenges course curriculum for new dental hygienists entering practice with the IHS. CAPT Goodman served on the United States Naval Hospital Ship – USNS Comfort during a humanitarian mission to South America. She provided dental services to communities with limited health care access in Belize, Guatemala, and Panama. 

CAPT Goodman is a foster parent of 18 children (not at the same time) and a certified domestic violence counselor. In her spare time she enjoys riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle, camping and paddle boarding with her dog Jake, and spending time with family and friends. 

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