About Dr. Hood

Dr. James G. Hood has trained with some of the world’s best sedation dentists.  He is rapidly becoming known as one of the leading Spokane Valley sedation dentists.  Dr. James G. Hood has extensive knowledge in sedation dentistry and provides his patients with the very best dental care.  Dr. James G. Hood is a member of several accredited organizations, including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Washington State Dental Association. As a professional and a family man, Dr. Hood’s affiliations and interests are varied, including a number of human interest topics, from politics to religion and many themes in between.

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BRIEF BIO OF JAMES G. HOOD, D.D.S., M.A.

EARLY YEARS

James Gerard Hood was born on November 27, 1951, in Estherville, Iowa.  He was the fifth of eleven children (six girls and five boys) in a large Roman Catholic family.  For his grade school years, he attended elementary school at St. Patrick’s Catholic grade school in Estherville, through the eighth grade.

HIGH SCHOOL YEARS

From Estherville Jim went to St. Johns Preparatory School in Collegeville, Minnesota.  He attended high school from freshmen through senior year and graduated in May 1970.  Junior year in high school was spent as an exchange student in Melk, Austria.  As one of twenty-six exchange students Hood traveled extensively visiting thirteen different countries in Europe.  During his time in Austria Hood became fluent in German.  In his senior year, he was active in football and track and set several track records, including the half mile-run, and was all-conference offense and defense in football.

SUMMER WORK

Throughout high school and college years, Hood worked summers as a greens keeper at Estherville Golf and Country Club, did road construction, and worked as part of a tear up gang for Rock Island Railroad.

COLLEGE YEARS

Hood was accepted into St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, site of the largest monastery in the world (Benedictine).  His Undergraduate major was a B.A. in Natural Science from St. John’s University, obtained in May of 1974, and a minor in Secondary Education.

TEACHING YEARS

After graduation from St. John’s University, Hood worked as a science teacher in the United States Virgin Islands and taught high school Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Marine Biology (all with labs) from grades sophomore to senior.  Also Hood served as assistant football coach, head track coach for boys and girls, assistant soccer coach, and an assistant basketball coach.  Mr. Hood was also a Sunday school teacher in the local Catholic Church. On the island of St. Croix, Hood taught during his 2nd year on the island at Country Day School and taught sophomore biology, lower-level science classes: life science and earth science, first aid, chemistry, and marine biology.

DENTAL SCHOOL

After 2 years of teaching science in the U.S. Virgin Islands Hood returned to the other side of the books and attended University of Iowa Dental School from 1976-1980 and graduated with a DDS degree in May of 1980.  After graduating from dental school, Hood was certified to practice dentistry in fifteen states in the Mid-West.  Hood also took the Washington State Board Dental Exam and the Idaho State Board Dental Exam and passed all three.

PRIVATE PRACTICE

James G. Hood, D.D.S. began his private practice of dentistry in Spokane, Washington in 1980.  For thirty years, he has enjoyed providing quality dentistry to the people of Spokane Valley in the beautiful Inland Northwest.

PRESENT GRADUATE STUDIES

Presently working towards his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University, Dr. Hood is on a short hiatus.

James G. Hood, D.D.S., M.A.

Résumé

507 North Sullivan Road Suite A-1

Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8576

Tel: (509) 928-9100 | Fax: (509) 928-0414

www.dentalcareassociatesofspokanevalley.com

www.dentalhealthandnutritionstore.com

www.dentalcareassociatesofspokanevalleyblog.com

www.drjamesghoodblog.com

www.drjamesghood.com

Objective
To continue to serve as a family and cosmetic dentist in the Spokane Valley.  To continue to conduct research, write, and edit nonfiction and fiction books.
Summary
Team-oriented, hard-working individual with leadership skills.  Training in dentistry and education includes emphasis on science education, writing, and research.  Willing to learn independently.  Self-driven, yet cooperative.  Conscientious and enjoys a challenge.  Dedicated and prolific editor working toward major publication.
Education
Gonzaga University 2002 – Present
Working to complete Ph.D.  Program in Leadership Studies Spokane, Washington
Gonzaga University 2001
M.A. in Pastoral Ministry Spokane, Washington
University of Iowa 1980
Doctor of Dental Surgery Iowa City, Iowa
St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict 1974
B.A. in Natural Science Collegeville, Minnesota
Professional Experience
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 1980 – Present
Dental Care Associates of Spokane Valley, P.S.
James G. Hood, D.D.S., M.A.
Community Service
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem 2001 – 2007
Licensed Foster Parent 1999 – Present
Professional Memberships
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Dental Association
Christian Medical & Dental Association
Deaconess Medical Service Staff
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
Glacier Natural History Association
Internet Dental Alliance
Sacred Heart Hospital Staff
Spokane District Dental Society
Washington State Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Dental Association
Research Skills
Use SPSS and SAS statistical programs.
Professional Guardian ad Litem in the Spokane Juvenile
Court System 2001 – 2007
Interests
Reading, research, time with family and children, music, choir.

James G. Hood, D.D.S., M.A.

CURRICULUM VITAE

507 North Sullivan Road Suite A-1

Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8576

Tel: (509) 928-9100 | Fax: (509) 928-0414

www.dentalcareassociatesofspokanevalley.com

www.dentalhealthandnutritionstore.com

www.dentalcareassociatesofspokanevalleyblog.com

www.drjamesghoodblog.com

www.drjamesghood.com

Academic Preparation: Working to complete Ph.D. in Leadership Studies,2001 – Present Gonzaga University Spokane, Washington
M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, 2001Gonzaga University Spokane, Washington
Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1980University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
B.A. in Natural Science, 1974St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict Collegeville, Minnesota
Research Skills: Use of SPSS and SAS statistical programs,2001 – Present
Professional Guardian ad Litem and Researcher in the Spokane Juvenile Court System, 2001 – 2007
Gonzaga University Doctoral Courses completed toward Ph.D. Degree:
COURSE # TITLE CREDITS
Fall  2001 DPLS 706 Leadership & Diversity 3
Spring 2002 DPLS 701 Organizational Theory 3
Spring 2002 DPLS 722 Quantitative Data Analysis 3
Summer 2002 DPLS 703 Policy Analysis 3
Fall 2002 DPLS 750 Leadership & Ethics 3
Spring 2003 DPLS 752 Leadership & Philosophy 3
Fall 2003 DPLS 773 Political Action 3
Spring 2004 DPLS 773 Leadership and Resilience 3
Fall 2004 DPLS 700 Leadership Theory 3
Spring 2005 DPLS 709 Leadership & Spirituality 3
Fall 2005 DPLS 753 Leadership & Religious Studies 3
Spring 2006 DPLS 758 Leadership & Literature 3
Fall 2006 DPLS 721 Leadership& Arts Based Undrstnd 3
Spring 2007 DPLS 728 Literature Review 3
January through 2009 Candidacy Paper
Total Credits: 42 semester hours
Professional Experience: Dental Care Associates of Spokane Valley, P.S.Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. James G. Hood, D.D.S., M.A., 1980 – Present
Dental Hygiene School, Eastern WashingtonUniversity Taught and supervised dental hygiene students Spokane, Washington, 1980 – 1981
Country Day SchoolHigh School Science Teacher in Biology, Marine Biology and General Science Christiansted, St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands, 1975 – 1976
St. Joseph Catholic High SchoolHead of Science Department and High School Teacher in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Marine Biology Sunday School Teacher Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, 1974 – 1975
Professional Training: 14 – 24 hours C.E. credits per year to maintain license in dentistry in state of Washington, 1980 – 2010
Research Submitted and in Preparation: Currently working on research projects, including child abuse and neglect, and Ph. D. dissertation on foster care.
Current Research Interests: Child Abuse and Neglect and Intervention Measures.
Grants Applied For: Currently working on applications for  grants in the area of child abuse and neglect.
Professional Memberships: Academy of General DentistryAmerican Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry American Dental Association Christian Medical & Dental Association Deaconess Medical Service Staff Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation Glacier Natural History Association Internet Dental Alliance District Dental Society Washington State Dental Association
Honors and Awards: CASA Award for Voluntary ServicesAngels’ Award for Adoption
Speaking Skills: Experience as a teacher, Guardian ad Litem, and as an Advocate of dental hygiene, both human and equine.
Languages: Fluent in English and speak German and Latin.
Publications: Hood & Matsko Family Tree 2009 and 2010,A Genealogy Book Publication by Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
Certifications: Currently certified to teach grades 4-12 by the State of Washington in the areas of biology and religious studies.Currently applied to teach in the state of Idaho in the areas of biology and religious studies. Licensed to practice dentistry in the State of Washington and Idaho. Washington State Foster Care License. Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Licensed Foster Care Provider
Courses Taught: High School Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Marine Biology, Physical Science, Earth Science, First Aid, and all labs associated with these courses.  Dental Hygiene class.  Grade school religion class and coached track, soccer, football (flag), basketball.
Family Status: Married with 17 Children
Community Service and Volunteerism: Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian AdLitem, 2001-2007 Licensed Foster Parent, 1999-Present 4-H  Volunteer, 1999-Present Church Choir
References: Attn: Career CenterGonzaga University, MSC2462 502 E. Boone Ave.

Spokane, WA 99258

College of St. John’s University

Teacher Placement Office

37 S. College Ave.

St. Joseph, MN 56374-2099

Educational Placement Office

University of Iowa

302 N. Lindquist Center

Iowa City, IA 52242

Monsignor Frank Bach

Retired,Volunteers at Spokane Catholic Diocese

1306 N. Blake, Unit B Spokane, WA 99216