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Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Gonzalez actually got started in the oral healthcare field as a dental assistant. Her answer for why she decided to go further is very simple – she couldn’t imagine doing anything else with her life! The dental world has always felt like home to her, and decades later, she still feels very confident that she chose the correct career for her unique strengths and interests.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona, Dr. Gonzalez pursued her dental doctorate (with the help of a scholarship) at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Following graduation, she worked as a faculty member at the school, teaching both students and patients, before moving into private practice. Today, she still strives to keep up with the latest in dental innovations through continuing education, including state-of-the-art training in dental implants.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

When she isn’t busy caring for smiles, Dr. Gonzalez’s top priority is spending quality time with her family. She has three children and two grandchildren! Her other hobbies include traveling, being outdoors, and going on long hikes.

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