About Your Dentist
“Smiles are the centerpiece of life’s greatest moments, spent with friends, family, talking, eating, and laughing.”
“I’ve always loved to work with my hands and found my passion in healing in the Army. I fell in love with dentistry because it allows me to combine those things every day. A person’s smile is one of the first things that people notice and an important part of a first impression. I love that I get the privilege to create and enhance beautiful smiles. Making people feel good about their smile makes me feel good.”
Education & Continuing Education
Doctor of Dental Medicine - Midwestern University – Downers Grove, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Edwardsville, Illinois
Associates of Arts & Associates of Science - Rend Lake College – Ina, Illinois
Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Bernard served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army at FT. Sam Houston. He earned an Emergency Medical Technician Certificate in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Bernard was awarded a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in 2020. This prestigious award is held by less than 10% of all general dentists. He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Virginia Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Donated Dental Services, and Rotary International.
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Bernard was born in Oxford, England, and raised in Bealeton, Virginia. After serving in the U.S. Army as a combat medic, specialist, and eventually, Staff Sergeant, he spent one day with an Army dentist and fell in love with dentistry. Dr. Bernard joined the Harrisonburg Smilemakers practice in 2016.
Outside of dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his two children, Kaleb and Grace. In his free time, he loves to travel, learn about history, make puns, spend time outdoors, and play a variety of sports and outdoor activities including paintball, hiking, kayaking, target shooting, hunting, and fishing.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I love dentistry
How can I help you?
“My goal is to be a sympathetic and knowledgeable advocate for my patients and help each one feel comfortable, relaxed, and engaged in the process of their oral health and general well-being. Every patient presents unique challenges and requirements; therefore, each patient deserves thorough and individualized care. We will work together to create beautiful, lasting outcomes that will enhance both your smile and your life!”
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry - Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Blacksburg, VA
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Goode is an active member of the Virginia Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry where he has begun fulfilling requirements to achieve the status of Fellow, an honor only a limited number of dentists accomplish over their careers. Dr. Goode is trained in Invisalign and looks forward to expanding his knowledge and skillset to serve his patients' needs with the highest level of expertise. Dr. Goode is also passionate about giving back to his community and is involved in the Missions of Mercy Project, which provides free dental care to underserved communities around Virginia and the country.
Life & Hobbies
Outside of the office, Dr. Goode loves to spend time with his wife, Sarah, and travel to new places. Dr. Goode is passionate about exercising, especially running and cycling, and hopes to be a Kona Ironman and Boston Marathon qualifier in the near future. As a proud Virginia Tech alumnus, Dr. Goode is also a sports fan, and will always respond to "Let's Go!" with "Hokies!"