About Us

Meet Dr. Godinez

Dr. Joseph Godinez has been practicing general, reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry since graduating from Loma Linda University in 1993. His post doctoral work and advanced education led him to focus on advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry, with emphasis on laser dentistry.

While assisting dental students as a part time clinical instructor in the Oral Maxillofacial surgery department, Dr Godinez was able to advance his knowledge and clinical skills, which he now passes on to his patients.

As a member of both the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association, Dr Godinez is always staying atop current dental education and advances.

There are many qualified dentists in the Coachella valley. Dr Godinez’s superior level of attention to detail, his gentle touch and excellent diagnostic skills sets him apart from the rest.

So, whether you’re a “dental chicken” or seasoned dental veteran, you will look forward to having regular checkups after visiting the office of Dr. Godinez. He is as interested in helping create that smile of your dreams as he is in helping you maintain optimum oral health.


Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, California – AS

Whittier College, Whittier, California – BA

University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, California – DDS

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An avid outdoorsman during his downtime, Dr. Godinez enjoys hiking, mountain biking, his four German Shepherds, and an occasional golf game. He has summited the top five peaks in the U.S.; Mount McKinley in Alaska, Mount Whitney in California, Mount Elbert in Colorado, Mount Rainier in Washington, and Gannett Peak in Wyoming. He continues to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

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