Prof. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1971. He completed a three year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at Indiana University School of Dentistry and in 1974 earned his MSD degree. He served as Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and from 1994 to 2013 served as Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He currently teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He has received several awards such as Educator of the Year, Distinguished Lecturer, and Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Prosthodontists; The William J. Gies Award from the American Dental Education Association; Honorary Fellowship in the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; the Jerome and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award and also the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics.