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Alice Goodwin


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About me

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Dr. Alice Goodwin is an orthodontist who cares for children with craniofacial differences, or those affecting the face, head and neck. She works with a team of providers, focusing on the dental and orthodontic needs of patients ranging from infants to teens. In caring for babies who have wide clefts of the lip and palate (openings in the lip and in the roof of the mouth), she has expertise in a presurgical treatment called nasoalveolar molding (NAM), in which an orthodontic device is used to help shape the gums and nose, resulting in better outcomes from surgery. She also treats patients who need braces or other orthodontic appliances at any age.

Goodwin's research focuses on how the palate and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) – or the joint that connects the jaw and skull – develop in order to better understand cleft palate and disorders of the TMJ. The goal of her work is to improve therapies by better understanding the biology of these conditions.

Goodwin completed her doctor of dental surgery degree and a doctorate in oral and craniofacial sciences at the UCSF School of Dentistry. She also completed a residency in orthodontics at UCSF.

  • Education

    UCSF, DDS, 2009

    UCSF School of Dentistry, PhD, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, 2013

  • Residencies

    UCSF School of Dentistry, Orthodontics, 2016

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

With the role of optimizing the oral health of all our patients, I work with a team of providers to provide excellent craniofacial care.

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