Dr. Godwin’s is originally from Winter Haven, Florida and after 9 years of military service, she is thrilled to return to the Sunshine State to settle down with her family. Dr. Godwin obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida and went on to obtain her D.M.D. from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. She was a recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship with the United States Army and took direct commission onto Active Duty following dental school.
After dental school, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at Fort Benning, GA and then completed her residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA. Her training in the military was extensive and included corrective jaw surgery, dental implants, various bone harvesting and grafting techniques, removal of wisdom teeth, TMJ surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, maxillofacial trauma, and removing pathology and reconstruction of various head and neck structures.
Her most recent military assignment was in Tacoma, Washington at Joint Base Lewis-McChord where she practiced and started to become involved with teaching. During her final four-year tour, she served as the Program Director for the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Dr. Godwin is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Her goal is to provide patients with exceptional care in an environment where they will feel comfortable and at ease.
In January of 2019, Dr. Godwin welcomed her son, Elliott Daniel. Since then, she has been busy with her many full-time jobs as surgeon, educator, and mom. Living in the pacific northwest afforded Dr. Godwin many opportunities for traveling and outdoor activities. Although it was bittersweet to leave the west coast, she plans to continue taking advantage of the great outdoors on Florida’s beautiful beaches. She enjoys SCUBA diving, hiking, yoga, reading, and cooking.