Meet Our Team
Jeffrey P. Godber, DDS
Doctor Jeffrey Godber grew up here in the Black Hills, moving between Hot Springs and Rapid City. He attended South Dakota School of Mines & Technology for his undergraduate studies, then moved to the University of Iowa in Iowa City for dental school. After completing dental school, he moved to Buffalo, Wyoming, and practiced there for 14 years before returning to the Black Hills.
In his free time, Dr. Godber enjoys spending time hiking and fishing, or skiing with his wife Holly. He also enjoys traveling when he has the opportunity, especially when he has the time to visit his three children and their families in Gillette, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado. His favorite part of dentistry is being able to help people in the community, as well as the hands-on nature and technical aspects of the job.
“I always try to talk to kids at their level, I don’t try to hide things or surprise them. It’s always better to be honest, to build their trust and bond with them, and make the whole experience more enjoyable.”
Paul Stevens, DMD
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Paul Stevens is very excited to be a part of the Dakota Dental 4 Kids team. After graduating dental school in Kentucky, he served in the US Navy as a general dentist for four years. After his military service, he completed a rigorous residency in pediatric dentistry from Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, Oregon) where he focused his practice on medically complex, developmentally delayed and underserved populations. He and his wife have three children: 4, 6 and 8. In his spare time he loves to scuba dive, ski, run and be with his family. His favorite cuisine is Mexican street food and diet Coke with lime. His personal philosophy is treating all patients and parents like family.
Tom Schmanski, DDS
Dr. Tom Schmanski grew up in East River South Dakota. After attending dental school at Creighton University, he practiced in Brookings for 31 years. Dr. Tom's wife, Kris (Hammerquist), grew up on a ranch in Caputa, so they were excited to make Rapid City home, moving here in 2013. Dr. Schmanski has 4 grown kids and in his free time enjoys hand tool woodworking, as well as antique & custom cars.
"I get to help kids & teens in our community who otherwise wouldn't get help. We have a great staff at DD4K & I'm thankful for the teamwork to get difficult dentistry accomplished."
Jenelle Fleagle, DDS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Jenelle Fleagle grew up in rural Ohio. She attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University for undergraduate studies, then moved to Columbus, Ohio where she completed dental school at The Ohio State University. She went on to complete a General Practice Residency in Youngstown, Ohio. She practiced as a general dentist and faculty member at Mercy Health Hospital for five years before completing a Pediatric Dental Residency in Wilmington, Delaware at Nemours Children Hospital. During her post-graduate training she cared for the medically complex and special needs patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
She enjoys spending time with her family, pets, cooking, all things coffee, and listening to the rain. She has four beautiful children, and three puppies that keep her busy. She hopes to hike Bear Butte with her husband soon. Her favorite movies are ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Moana’. She has presented at national meetings (Special Care Dentistry Association, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, Pediatric Academic Societies, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry), as well as written didactic papers. Her favorite part of dentistry is providing care to the most vulnerable and helping to improve a child’s life through intervention whether it’s removing an infected tooth or improving their daily oral function.
“I love caring for children and working alongside their families.”
Jamie Holsworth, RDH
Jamie Holsworth was born & raised in Rapid City. After graduating from High School in Texas, he joined the Navy where he served as a dental technician/EMT and is a Gulf War Veteran. After his military service, he attended University of South Dakota for dental hygiene and has been in practice for over 36 years. Jamie is in the Rapid City bowling Hall of Fame and is also a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He looks forward to spending more time with his Fiance Kara, his 3 boys, 3 granddaughters, and 2 dogs.
"Working with kids is so fun. I love hearing their crazy stories and building a relationship with them & their family."