Dr.Godek was raised in the city of Reading, Pennsylvania- the namesake of the Reading Railroad on the Monopoly board. She attended Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she got her bachelor’s degree in biology and went on to get her master’s degree in biology at Temple University. During her time at Temple University, Dr.Godek studied breast cancer and taught undergraduates in a biology laboratory. Dr.Godek enjoyed teaching very much and wanted to commit to a healthcare career that would allow for plenty of interaction and the opportunity to teach. This is why she decided to go into dentistry, as dentistry blends the sciences and constant interaction with patients while also being very hands-on and esthetically influenced. She also enjoys the privilege of being able to teach patients every day about oral and dental health! Dr.Godek was fortunate to be accepted into The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where she very much enjoyed learning the art and science of dentistry. She met her husband Dan at Pitt- Dan’s tenure as an army periodontist is what brought the couple to the Fort Bragg area after having lived in Maryland and South Carolina. Dan and Dr. Godek live in Southern Pines with their two dogs. They enjoy cooking together, playing board games and walks in the woods with their trusty dachshund. Dr. Godek enjoys yoga, reading and has recently tried taking up golf- “when in Rome!”
Dr.Godek is so grateful to be warmly welcomed into Dr. Catlett’s magnificent practice by his amazing staff and patients! She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and enjoys continuing her dental education through the Dawson Academy and the AGD. Importantly, Dr.Godek misses her little doggies very much while she is at the office and would love for all you dog owners to show her a picture of your pups when you come in for a visit!