Meet The Team

Michele Goodman

A native New Yorker, Michele graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelor of Schience degree in Dental Hygiene.

After marrying her husband, Chad, an astrophysicist, in Atlanta, the couple moved to California. There, she passed the California Dental Hygiene boards, receiving her second license to practice as a registered dental hygienist and earned membership in the American Dental Hygiene Association and the California Dental Hygiene Association.

Active in practices from pediatric to periodontic, her goal has always been to make each patient’s appointment their very best ever. While holding verious board positions in the Long Beach Dental Hygiene Society, Michele juggled life as wife, mother of 2 children and public health volunteer – promoting dental hyeiene at local elementary and preschools.

More recently she turned her focus to an old childhood passion – music! – and is now principle clarinetist with the Beach Cities Symphonic Band and section leader with the Shoreline Symphonic Winds. Playing with the Pacific Symphony at Segerstrom Center last year was a special thrill!

The twi East Coasters who moved to Long Beach like pioneers years ago, now have their two children, three granddaughters and a fourth grandchild on the way.

Family, dental hygiene practice and music are Michele’s passions. Her patients have become like family and their glowing compliments, music to her ears.

Patricia Iriarte

Patricia has over 14 years experience in the dental field. She’s worn different hats from being a dentist in her home country, Peru, to being an office manager and dental assistant. She has a passion for people and she makes sure that your comfort is top priority. Her exuberance is contagious, and her caring heart and compassion will make the fearful unafraid. She makes sure that your dental experience is as pleasant as can be! 
 
Aside from dentistry, Patricia also holds a political, legal and economic analysis degree and an MBA degree from Mills College in Oakland, CA. She enjoys traveling around the world whenever there is a chance. She loves visiting museums and has been lucky enough to set foot on El Prado museum in Madrid, The Louvre in Paris or Cairo Museum in Egypt among others.  She has a hidden passion for art history and is fascinated by a variety of artists that go from Picasso, Rembrandt to Monet or Velazquez. 
Whenever she has a chance, she participates is in medical campaigns in Latin America and reinforces her philosophy of giving back to the  community in any way we can.

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Hours

Monday // 8.30 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday // 8.30 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday // 8.30 AM – 5 PM
Thursday // 8.30 AM – 5 PM