Mitchel S Godat, DDS, MS Comprehensive Biosketch

Mithchel S.  Godat, DDS, MSDr. Godat was born in Germany while his father was in the U.S Army. Dr. Godat graduated from Oxford College of Emory University and Emory University with a double major in biology and chemistry and a minor in psychology. He received his Doctorate in Dentistry (DDS) from the University of Tennessee Colllege of Dentistry and graduated with highest honors. During dental school he received the Richard Sullivan Jr. Award for Excellence in Dental Research and the Sidney Friedman Excellence in Periodontology Award. Dr. Godat trained for three more years in Periodontics and Dental Implantology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a Masters of Science (MS) in Oral Biology and Specialty Certificate in Periodontics and Dental Implants.

While in residency, Dr. Godat worked as a general dentist. This experience gives him a unique perspective and understanding of restorative dentists’ needs, particularly for implant dentistry. Dr. Godat is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology, which means he has fulfilled the highest standards in his profession. In fact, he is the only full-time, practicing, board-certified periodontist in the Memphis area. He is also the co-founder of the Mid-South Interdisciplinary Dento-Facial Study Club and Midsouth Spear Study Club. These organizations help coordinate treatment between your general
dentist and dental specialist(s) to give you the best treatment possible.

Dr. Godat maintains hospital privileges at Methodist Hospital and Lebonheur Children’s Hospital. He also teaches part time as a Clinical Professor at the University of Tennessee University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dental Schools. Dr. Godat has advanced training in Dental Implants as well as IV sedation and attends 200 hours or more of continuing education every year. This training keeps him abreast of the latest advances in technology and allows him to offer the best care possible.

Dr. Godat has lectured nationally and has published in peer reviewed journals. In 2006, he received the Memphis Dental Society Jack Wells Award for Outstanding Young Dentist. As a dedicated husband and father of two, Dr. Godat has many interests outside of periodontics and implants; he enjoys reading, drawing, computers, skiing, cars, etc. He attends First Evangelical Church and serves on the Mission Board and shepherds high schoolers.

Dr. Godat and Craddock were honored by their dental peers to be selected as Top Dentists/ Top Periodontists/ Dental Implant Surgeons in Memphis and the Midsouth!

Dr. Godat and his team look forward to meeting you and providing you the best dental treatment possible.

Dr. Godat’s interview with Inside the News and Gail and Bob Dorband on Germantown Community Television from Germantown High School.

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