PROF. CHARLES J GOODACRE
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 served as Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and from 1994 to 2013 served as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He currently teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and is a Distinguished Professor at that institution. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics. He served as a Founding Member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) and Chaired the FOR Education Council. He has made over 500 invited presentations and published over 100 refereed articles along with several textbook chapters and textbooks. Two of his publications are listed among the 100 top-cited articles in implant dentistry. Also, 2 publications are listed as the most cited articles in prosthodontics. In addition, he has developed or helped to develop 17 online CE courses, 11 electronic education programs, and 3 eBooks related to a range of topics that includes implant dentistry, complete dentures, clinical complications in prosthodontics, occlusion, tooth preparation, head and neck anatomy, temporomandibular joint anatomy, oral cancer screening, and color and shade selection. In conjunction with eHuman.com, he has helped develop the following programs: 3D Tooth Atlas, 3D Occlusion Atlas, Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry, a 3D Evidence-Based Visual Program for Removable Partial Dentures; and a 3D Evidence-Based Visual Program for Complete Dentures. He has received several awards such as Educator of the Year, Distinguished Lecturer, Distinguished Service Award, and Dan Gordon Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Prosthodontists; the George Moulton Award from the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the William J. Gies Award from the American Dental Education Association; Honorary Fellowship in the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; the Golden Medallion Award from the American Prosthodontic Society; the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Prosthodontics; the Jerome and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award and also the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He received the Stephen H. Leeper Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015 from the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Also in 2015, he was awarded a Distinguished Professorship at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and in 2019 he received the William John Gies award from the American College of Dentists for leadership and professionalism.