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About Our Doctors
I am originally from Southern California, but made San Francisco my new home since my graduation from UCSF School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, I immediately started teaching at UCSF and started my private practice in San Francisco. Less than ten years later, I started a second practice in Redwood City. I continued my education by taking various specialized courses all over the United States in everything from TMJ disorders and cosmetic Dentistry to Full Mouth Reconstruction. This has allowed me to provide the best Dental care to my patients. Throughout the years I have obtained a substantial amount of knowledge that has allowed me to provide 99% of the work that my patients need; including implants, braces and extractions. I take pride in being able to treat not just the problem, but also the cause of the pain and discomfort that my patients have, through my knowledge in TMJ stability and disorders. This is an area in which less than 5% of Dentists can treat and are knowledgeable in.
I am especially proud of my work in cosmetic dentistry because it was a goal of mine before I graduated from dental school. I can relate to a lot of my patient’s cosmetic needs since I lost my two front teeth while playing basketball at school when I was only 15 years old. I had to wear a gold bridge which made me so self conscious, that I would cover my mouth when I laughed and I could never bring myself to smile for pictures. I quickly learned how important a beautiful smile is to a person’s self esteem, confidence, and in turn, their overall happiness.
My patients can rely on the fact that I am always up to date with the new information and technology in Dentistry, and that I am constantly striving to be the best. Whenever there is a new discovery in Dentistry, I am on the next flight to learn about it and how it can benefit my patients.
Dr. Chela Gonzalez completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Molecular and Cell Biology. She followed in her Father’s steps and received her DDS from the University of California, San Francisco, where she received the Cosmetic Dentistry Award her Senior Year. Dr. Chela loves her career, and when she is not working, she is taking courses at the Spears Institute in Scottsdale Arizona, Implant courses, courses in Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign and more! As a newly graduate, she has already attended the annual AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) conference in Boston, has taken all the Seminar courses offered at the Spear’s institute and has completed Implant courses and is a member of an Implant Study Club. From the moment she graduated, she knew that making her patient’s feel great and confident about their smile was her ultimate goal. She strives every day to continue to progress in her skill and her knowledge, in order to provide her patient’s, friends and family, the best Dental Treatment.
“When a Patient see’s their new teeth and can’t stop smiling, it makes it all worth it!”
Dr. Chela Gonzalez
Dr. Maria Gonzalez graduated from the University of California, San Francisco. She earned honors in Patient Centered Care and in her Periodontics rotation. She also received letters of recommendation from several of the faculty members. Dr. Maria also received the highest honor from the San Francisco Dental Society in Ethics and Professionalism. She has joined her father in practice to gain all the experience and knowledge in several aspects of dentistry, including root canals, occlusion, implant dentistry and more. Dr. Maria has extended her field of study by taking continued education courses in practice management, marketing and incorporating medical billing into a dental practice. She is also certified in Basic Life Support and is the current HIPAA officer in her practice. Dr. Maria has also been in active member in her local dental societies as well as the American Dental Association and California Dental Association where she has been part of many volunteer opportunities in her community.
Dr. Maria has decided to start her career in the Bay Area, not solely because her father is here but also because this is where she feels at home with the people of her community. She was born and raised in the Bay Area and completed her undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University. She also completed her Associates Degree in Life Studies at Canada College and graduated with High Honors. Dr. Maria is looking forward to building long lasting relationships with her patients by gaining their trust and respect. She enjoys what she does and wants to portray that onto her patients. When Dr. Maria is not practicing, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, playing soccer, scrap booking, and spending time outdoors.
Our Front Office Team
They will assist you with your dental paperwork such as insurance and registration forms. If you have any questions regarding your dental forms, please ask someone at the front desk. We are here to help. After your appointment, a member from our front office team will assist you in scheduling your next appointment that is convenient for you.
I have been working at Gonzalez Dental Care for over 25 years now, and have even had all my veneers done by Dr. Gonzalez. As the Office Manager, I have various responsibilities, but what I love most, is when I am able to make a patient feel at home. I have seen most of the same patients coming in for over 20 years, and now they bring in the next generation. We have an array of patients that come thru our doors, form single people, to couples, and very large families. We are able to provide treatment for all family members, from the 1 year old toddler to the more mature elderly patient. I think what gives me the most pleasure is when I see that a patient's brother, cousin, friend, and their families come to our practice. It reinforces my job and what we are here to do. From the start, we wanted to provide the best and most advanced dental treatment to every patient that walks thru our door.
I started working with Gonzalez Dental Care once I graduated from San Francisco State and received my Bachelors in Biology. I enjoy helping patients with payment options and making it possible for them to have the Dental work that they need. I work hard in getting all the necessary information from the patient's insurances to make sure that patients do not have any surprise fees after they have their work done. I'm here to help the patients and every day I work hard to ensure everyone whom walks through our front door has a very pleasant experience with us.
Livier (Financial Coordinator) I have been working for Dr. Alfonso Gonzalez, at the Redwood city office, for almost 25 years. Over the years I have seen him grow into an amazing Dentist that loves to help his patients as if they were his own family. I think that this is why I have been able to work in the same place for all these years. It's nice to see the same faces year after year, but I also get great pleasure when I'm able to help new patients when they come in, and they seem so happy that they found our office. Now I have the pleasure of seeing Dr. Gonzalez's daughters have that same impact on the patients. I have a large family of my own, and it gives me great comfort to know that I'm able to help other families get the treatment they need by giving them payment options that work with their particular situation.
I have been a Dental Assistant for Gonzalez Dental Care for over 8 years. I enjoy working at this high-tech office and feel that my skills improve with every day that I work here. There is never a dull moment because we do extractions, implants, root canals and are always upgrading to the newest technology. Recently, I spend a lot of time designing and milling crowns on our new E4D Cad-Cam computer. It allows me to be an artist and work at the same time. Patient comfort and communication are very important to me, and I know that patients feel very comfortable asking me any questions that they may have, or simply just telling me about their day.
I have been with Dr. Alfonso Gonzalez since he started practicing in 1981. I have been by his side as I have seen him grow, learn and improve every step of the way. As his skills improved, my knowledge was also expanded. I enjoy organizing the practice and all our materials, which is essential at our practice because of all the different procedures and treatments that we provide. Aside from being a Dental Assistant, I also know my way around the front desk and am able to help patients with any insurance or treatment questions that they may have.