Dr. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1971. He completed a three-year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University School of Dentistry and in 1974, earned his MSD degree. He began full-time teaching at Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1974 and has three times received awards from senior dental classes as the outstanding clinical instructor or outstanding lecturer. He served as Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University, and currently is Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Goodacre is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, past-president of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontists, fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, and holds membership in the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.
He has co-authored the 4th edition of Johnston’s Modern Practice in Fixed Prosthodontics, has written textbook chapters for pediatric dentistry and endodontics, and served as an editor of the International Journal of Prosthodontics for 10 years.