Dr. Daniella Godoy was born in Venezuela, she moved to the United States in 2001. Dr.Godoy obtained her Bachelors degree in Dental Laboratory Sciences from the University Of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and went on to earn her Doctor in Dental Medicine degree at Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Godoy also completed her specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at NSU. She has been active in community outreach programs both in the U.S. and abroad, offering dental care to children in need. Dr. Godoys experience and passion in Behavior Management, special needs patients and oral disease prevention make her unique in many ways. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Currently, Dr. Godoy is board eligible of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
In her spare time, Dr. Godoy loves spending time with her husband and her son. She also loves the outdoors and is a certified Scuba diver. Her clinical skills and love of caring for the dental needs of children make Dr. Godoy the perfect choice for families in our community.
Our office, as well as the The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend establishing a Dental Home for your child by their first birthday. Children with a dental home are more likely to receive proper preventive care, and routine oral health treatment.
You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable positive. Inform your child of the visit and tell them that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.
It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, shot, pull, drill or hurt. We make a practice of using words that convey the same message without frightening children.
You Can Trust Us with Your Children If your child is over the age of 3, we ask that you allow them to accompany our staff through the dental experience while you wait in the reception area. Separation anxiety is not uncommon in children, so please try not to be concerned if your child exhibits some negative behavior. This is normal and will soon diminish. We are all specifically trained in helping young children overcome anxiety. Our experience has shown that most children over the age of 3 react more positively when permitted to experience the dental visit on their own and in an environment designed for children.
For children with extensive dental needs that either are very young to understand the procedures or are extremely uncooperative and fearful, we offer General Anesthesia alternative. These cases are seen at the Joe Di Maggio Childrens Hospital.