Kerry M. Goad, D.D.S.
Dr. Kerry M. Goad received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1978 from Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas. He completed advanced training in restorative dentistry at the L. D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. As a cosmetic and restorative dentist since 1978, Dr. Goad continues active participation in many local, state, and national dental organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Dallas County Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Goad, a native Texan, graduated from Lake Highlands High School, Dallas, Texas, and attended Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, for his undergraduate studies. He and his wife Jill were married December, 1977, and have three grown children, Rachel, Joshua and Michael. His first grandchild, George Brian, was born in Nashville to Rachel and Brian , December 17, 2011. Dr. Goad enjoys golf and other sports and also volunteers his time for organizations such as the Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, the Dallas Emmaus Community, Richardson Chamber of Commerce, and is Dental Director of Healing Hands Medical/Dental Clinic in Lake Highlands.
Saundra McCord, financial coordinator, joined our staff in October, 2001.
She grew in central Indiana where she graduated from Alexandria-Monroe High School in Alexandria, Indiana, and attended Purdue University.
She has been in the dental profession for more than 30 years, 25 years in Indiana before moving to Colorado.
After transferring with his job to Colorado in 1997, Saundra's husband took early retirement to relocate to Texas. She has two sons, a daughter and 3 grandsons and two granddaughters.
Saundra's hobbies include sewing, reading, flower gardening and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren, Grant, Nolan, Owen, Gabriella and Isabella.
Jackie is the newest addition to our staff, having joined the practice in April, 2011, as patient coordinator.
She has been in dentistry since the mid 1990’s after graduating from ATI’s dental assisting program.
Jackie is married and has two children. She enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her family.
Gail House has been a member of Dr. Goad’s team since 1999. She enjoys helping patients form new and more positive images of their dental visits. Her goal is to put patients at ease and make their appointments more enjoyable than they thought possible.
Gail has been in dentistry for 21 years. She has acted as a clinical assistant for 20 of those years – finding that her true gift is definitely chairside.
She grew up in Houston and has lived all over the state of Texas including San Antonio, Harlingen, and now the Dallas area. She graduated from Westbury High School in Houston and went on to attend college at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Gail is married and the mother of two. She enjoys camping and vacationing with her family as well as the occasional skydive.
Patti Pickens Pena
Pattie Pickens Pena has been a member of Dr. Goad’s team for many years as his dental hygienist. She grew up in Tyler, Texas, where she graduated from Tyler Junior College School of Dental Hygiene in 1976.
Patti loves working with Dr. Goad’s patients, especially to encourage good oral hygiene habits and regular recall visits.
Patti sees several families in our practice that are third generation patients of Dr. Goad. She loves working with young patients to halp them become relaxed in the dental environment.
She and her husband, Juan, live in Plano. They enjoy flower gardening, dancing and being grandparents to Carlos, Ella and Sergio.