About Kenneth Gonzales, D.D.S., P.L.L.C.
Dr. Gonzales graduated from Texas A&M, College Station with a B.S. in Biology, and then proceeded to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School, San Antonio, the #1 dental school in the nation at the time. He continues to further his education in cosmetic dentistry, adhesion dentistry, dental implants, implant crowns, Invisalign®, SureSmile® CEREC® technology, TMJ treatment, laser dentistry, and obstructive sleep apnea treatment with oral appliances. He has a highly qualified, friendly, and caring staff who understands and follows the doctor’s attitude of genuine appreciation and care for all patients. The entire team continue their dental education along with Dr. Gonzales on the advancements of dentistry to benefit the patients, and themselves as health care providers. They strive to always give the patient the premium experience of high quality, service, and convenience.
One of the ways they accomplish this is with CEREC technology, which makes it possible to provide a dental crown in one visit, meaning less time away from work. Dr. Gonzales’s office utilizes CBCT(3D IMAGING) technology for a more accurate placement of dental implants and to aid, in the diagnosis of other conditions of the mouth and jaws. Dr. Gonzales has held several positions of leadership with The Nueces Valley District Dental Society, the local component of the Texas Dental Association, and with the Corpus Christi Dental Study Club, as well as a member of CERECDoctors.com, and Spear Education an advance dental learning academy. Dr. Gonzales has done several charitable missions for complex and sophisticated dental implant surgeries in the Dominican Republic and other areas of need.
As a family man, Dr. Gonzales has a son, Ryker, who is now attending Texas A&M College Station in his Senior year and about to finish his B.S. degree in Biomedical Sciences. He is planning on attending Optometry School after graduation.Dr. Gonzales enjoys dining, dancing, traveling, SCUBA, exercising and weight training with his best friend and wife Wendy, who is a registered nurse. The future for Dr. Gonzales and team is bright! Patients enjoy their practice location and its proximity to the growing South Side, with comforting office décor and art work, in a ‘state of the art facility where science fiction meets science fact. The happiness Dr. Gonzales sees and hears in his patients upon seeing their new smile is what drives him and his team. With every new smile is a chance for a new journey.
About Heather Gonzales, D.D.S.
For Dr. Heather Gonzalez, each day is a new opportunity to get to know her patients and treat them holistically based on their individual needs and desires. She strives to educate her patients, of all ages, on the importance of the oral-systemic health connection in hopes of improving her patients’ overall lives by beginning in her area of expertise. Having called the Coastal Bend home from a young age, she graduated salutatorian of Orange Grove High School, achieved a bachelor of science in biology from Texas A&M University — College Station, and then ultimately graduated from The University of Texas School of Dentistry — Houston.
With the heartfelt goal of wanting to become a dentist since she was five years old, Dr. Heather Gonzalez feels blessed to be working alongside Dr. Kenneth Gonzales and their wonderful team in a state-of-the-art facility with a calming, artistic environment. She is happy to be back home serving her community and welcomes each patient with warmth and gentle hands. She is passionate about continuing her education to better serve her patients with the latest technology and techniques in dentistry. She is Academy of Laser Dentistry certified, adding several benefits to her treatment modalities. Dr. Gonzalez is also Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) doctor trained, allowing for delivery of same day crowns, when patients meet the criteria.
Another technology that Dr. Gonzalez uses when evaluating her pa- tients is a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). This 3D technology allows her to more thoroughly examine each patient, including their airway. Insufficient airways can lead to several health problems including sleep apnea, grinding of teeth, hypertension, and cardiovascular issues.Once identified, she can offer personalized solutions to help her patients achieve better health. Dr. Gonzalez also offers sedation dentistry. Her goal is to ensure each and every patient has a comfortable dental visit.
Outside of the office, Dr. Heather Gonzalez loves spending time with her three-year-old son, one-year-old daughter, two dogs and, of course, her high school sweetheart husband. She also enjoys traveling, trying new foods, learning Spanish, jewelry making and painting.