Dr. Mario Godinez is a native Southern Californian, who grew up in Palm Springs, CA. After high school, he attended CSU Northridge, completing his undergraduate education and received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Thereafter, he attended UC San Francisco, School of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, Dr. Godinez and his wife, Alexandra, returned to Southern California, started a family and he practiced dentistry in Riverside, CA until she completed her Masters Degree as a Physician Assistant at Loma Linda University.
Dr. Godinez has an established family dental practice in Encinitas, California. In addition to his care for patients, he enhances his dental education and expertise, by regularly attending continuing education seminars and courses.
Most weekends, Dr. Godinez and Alexandra are involved with their two children Matteo and Karyne, who play soccer regularly. Lastly, in his spare time, Dr. Godinez enjoys surfing and mountain biking.