Meet Your Crown Hill Dentists

Dr. G. Thomas Cloyd

Clinton general dentist 47842Dr. G. Thomas Cloyd believes that in all things, people come first. After graduating with bachelor’s degrees in zoology, biology, and chemistry from Indiana State University, Dr. Cloyd earned his DDS at Indiana University, School of Dentistry. He focused his continuing education on areas such as orthodontics, implants, and endodontics (root canals). He pursues training in the latest dental technology and procedures to bring his patients the finest clinical care he can offer.

Dr. Cloyd achieved the distinction of Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentistry, a prestigious honor bestowed by his peers. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), the Indiana Dental Association, Western Indiana Dental Society, and he participates in the Select Study Club of Evansville, a group focused on dental implants. Dr. Cloyd was a charter member of Mid East Society of Orthodontics for General Practice and participates in the Crown Council and the International Association of Orthodontics. He was recently appointed to the Indiana University School of Dentistry Deans Advisory Board

Dr. Cloyd is a Deacon in the First Christian Church of Clinton, Indiana, and volunteers with many local charities, including the Crown Hill Sanitary Sewer District, for which he is president. This organization brought sewer services to the community and successfully fostered economic growth in the area.

Dr. Cloyd dated his wife, Victoria, while he attended dental school. Victoria, a dental hygienist at the time, helped start Dr. Cloyd's current practice together in 1972.

After hours, Dr. Cloyd enjoys the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, traveling, and of course, playing golf. He has been known to curl up with a good book when time allows. However, his favorite activity is getting to know patients as he spends time talking with them in his dental practice.

Dr. Brittany D. Gooding

Clinton cosmetic dentist 47842

Dr. Gooding hails from Cayuga, and found her calling to the dental profession at a very young age. After graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in General Health Services from the prestigious Purdue University in 2007, she continued her pursuit of higher learning by earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2011, where she again achieved Cum Laude status. Dr. Gooding joined the practice in July of 2011, where she looks forward to continuing Dr. Cloyd’s legacy and dedication to providing patients with the highest quality of care.

Dr. Gooding's passion for dentistry stems from her love of making a positive impact on the lives of her patients. She loves using a variety of methods to help those in her care change their oral health for the better. Dr. Gooding takes the time to effectively communicate with her patients to fully understand their cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry needs. She even takes the time to listen to her patients' concerns regarding their personal lives; after all, Dr. Gooding strives to create lifetime patient-doctor relationships. She especially enjoys helping her patients feel relaxed in the dental chair, whether they are adults with a heightened fear of the dentist, or children experiencing their first appointment. The emphasis on the value of these dentist-patient relationships is Dr. Gooding's favorite aspect of her career.

Dr. Gooding is a member of the following professional associations:

  • American Dental Association.
  • Indiana Dental Association.
  • Western Indiana Dental Association, of which she is the acting Vice President.
  • Academy of General Dentistry.
  • DOCS Sedation.

In the Community

Dr. Gooding enjoys being an active part of her community! She enjoys volunteering her time by serving on many organizations, such as:

  • being an active Board Member of the Parke Vermillion County Humane Shelter.
  • the Clinton Breakfast Optimist Club
  • the Tri Kappa Philanthropy Organization.
  • acting on the committee for the Vermillion County Dancing with the Stars (which supports the Clinton Community Recreational Center).
  • serves as a board member for the Union Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Gooding’s educational awards include:

  • American Academy of General Dentistry Senior Award (May 2011).
  • American College of Prosthodontists Award (May 2011).
  • President’s Award for National Board Scores (May 2011).
  • George A. Welch Memorial Scholarship (November 2010).

Additionally, Dr. Gooding completed a service learning opportunity during her time at Indiana University School of Dentistry. In March of 2010, she gathered both funds and supplies and traveled the mountainous regions of Mexico in order to provide dental care to children who would otherwise have no access. She was able to perform preventive and restorative dentistry to this community, as well as oral surgery when necessary.

In August of 2011, Dr. Gooding married her high school sweetheart Cody and happily reside in Clinton. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with family and friends and enjoying her various hobbies, which include dancing, camping, hiking, and sightseeing.

1792 E. State Road 163 PO Box 408, Clinton, IN 47842 USA
Dr.Thomas Cloyd DDS (765) 832-7741