40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

SCOTT GOLDMAN

  • Melrose Park, Illinois
  • All Kids Dental Center

Age:

34

Name of Practice:

All Kids Dental Center

Specialty:

Pediatric dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Illinois at Chicago


Why He Was Nominated

“Because of the quality and nature of what we’re able to deliver,” says Dr. Goldman, whose practice (which he manages alongside Dr. Louie Whitesman; see page 63) offers care to thousands of children who might not otherwise be able to afford it. The practice accepts all insurance plans, including Medicaid.

Advice To Aspiring Dentists

“Deliver to your patients as you would to your own family and your own kids,” Dr. Goldman says. “Always be true to yourself and practice how you would want to be treated. Too many young dentists get sucked into jobs in which they’re forced, directly or indirectly, to produce and end up doing things they otherwise shouldn’t be doing.”

Something People Don't Know

Dr. Goldman is an avid hockey player. He’s been skating since he was 3 and playing hockey since he was 6. As an undergrad at the University of Illinois, he played competitive hockey; he was a left wing for the Fighting Illini.