Meet The Team
Introducing Apollonia’s Principal Dentist
Dr Melissa Goddard BDS MFDS RCS MJDF RCPS – GDC No. 67475
“My main priority is to make people happy. Nothing beats the feeling of transforming someone for the better, raising their self -esteem and quality of life. I believe in really listening to patients to find out what their hopes and desires are. When you get to know people individually you can ensure their dental treatment meets and exceeds their expectations. After all, a truly great smile starts from within”.
Leading the Apollonia team from the front
Melissa has excelled in her dental career ever since she qualified from Liverpool University in 1991 where she was the Regent International Dental Student of the year award.
After gaining her degree she held hospital posts for two years in oral and maxilla-facial surgery and also completed her one-year dental implant course in London leading to her fellowship of International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Since then Melissa has become a Multi-Award winning dentist of international renown with over 25 years of experience in all areas of dentistry, and two fellowships with the Royal Colleges i.e. MDFSM RCS and MJDF RCPS.
She has held appointments as Clinical Teacher in Restorative Dentistry at Liverpool and Sheffield Universities and has a special interest in Implantology and Oral Surgery, Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics. Dr Goddard was honoured to be the very first Fastbraces Master and then Senior Master Provider in Europe and won the 2012 International Award for Fastest Growing Fastbraces Practice.
She was also the original trainer for the UK Academy, helping other dentists to utilise this revolutionary system and still provides Advanced Clinical Training and Mentorship. In April 2018, she was bestowed with the highest honour, The Viazis Athena Award for the most complex case done in the shortest time. Dr Goddard has also been recognised in The Royal Society of Medicine in London on their “Wall of Honour”.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys cooking, playing with her dogs and yoga.