Dr. Mario Godinez
Dr. Mario Godinez received his training at California State University Northridge and the UC San Franciso School of Dentistry. Dr. Godinez was inspired to learn and practice dentistry by a dentist that he worked for during college. He loves science and working with his hands, and being a dentist fulfills the things he is passionate about and enjoys. Because dentistry combines science, physiology, anatomy, artistry, engineering, and architecture, it challenges him to be a student for life.
Dr. Godinez says, "I love the continuity of learning techniques, procedures, and how to use technology to improve on my day to day craft of dentistry as it has a direct impact on my patient's care. I also love that I can provide life-changing treatment and care for my patients and relieve the fear of dental care just by being compassionate and gentle."
When he's not taking care of patients, Dr. Godinez is an avid surfer and mountain biker, which he enjoys doing with his son. You might also find him engaging in the occasional home improvement project. Running, strength training, listening to music or podcasts, traveling, or taking road trips are also passions of his.