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Dr. Thomas R. Gonzales D.D.S.

Dr. Thomas R. Gonzales D.D.S.

USC Graduate, Clinical Professor, Lecturer, Mentor, and Vietnam Veteran

Thomas Gonzales, D.D.S. is a highly skilled dentist providing personalized care and relaxing treatments to patients who have extreme dental anxiety. He is professionally trained in a variety of areas including sedation dentistry, dental implants and restorative dentistry as well as sleep apnea and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).

In Irvine, Dr. Gonzales has built great trust with patients. He has a calm demeanor and leaves a positive impression on the people he meets. His treatments begin with actively listening to each patient and completing a thorough examination. In all aspects of his work, Dr. Gonzales places the highest importance on providing safe and comfortable dental treatments. Patients who fear the dentist can safely be treated through IV Sedation and wake up with a brand new beautiful smile.

“I absolutely HATE going to the dentist due to some horrendous dental experiences as a child. This dental office put all of those events pretty much to rest. Everyone is so kind and attentive! They pay great attention to whatever the issue is and address it completely, offering different diagnoses, treatment options, and always invite me back if ANY issue arises with whatever treatment I’ve received. Thank you to the entire dental staff for making dreaded visits basically a piece of cake visit.”
Debbie W.

Dr. Gonzales has thirty-nine years of professionally training in:
Cosmetic Dentistry
Endodontics
General Dentistry
Implant Dentistry
Neuromuscular Dentistry
Orthodontics
Periodontal Therapy
Sedation Dentistry
Sleep Apnea

IV sedation, non-surgical bite correction, obstructive airway, Temporomandibular Joint, Temporomandibular Disorders, dentures, teeth in a day, full mouth reconstruction and implant supported crowns are just a few of the advanced treatments Dr. Gonzales performs. Patients who fear the dentist feel safe knowing they are receiving IV sedation (sleep dentistry) from a professor who has taught IV sedation to other dental professionals.

In addition to maintaining his busy practice, Dr. Gonzales has been a guest speaker on academic dental issues and subjects in California and Nevada. He has spoken at professional conferences on implant dentistry, neuromuscular disorders, restorative dentistry and sleep apnea as well as surgical treatments and IV sedation.  As a Clinical Professor and lecturer, Dr. Gonzales has vast experience in a variety of areas in dentistry and often speaks at professional conferences on implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, neuromuscular disorders, sleep apnea as well as surgical treatments and IV sedation.

Accreditations

  • Certificate for the Practice of Dentistry from the State of Nevada, Board of Dental Examiners
  • Certificate for the Practice of Dentistry from the State of California, Board of Dental Examiners
  • Certificate for the Administration of Conscious Sedation Anesthesia from the State of Nevada, Board of Dental Examiners
  • Certificate of Excellence in recognition of academic and clinical expertise in the field of Full Mouth Reconstruction and for dedication to providing the highest level of dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Certificate of Excellence in recognition of academic and clinical expertise in the field of Neuromuscular Coronoplasty and Case Finishing and for dedication to providing the highest level of dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Certificate of Excellence in recognition of academic and clinical expertise in the field of Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction and for dedication to providing the highest level of dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Certificate of Excellence in recognition of academic and clinical expertise in the field of Practical Occlusion for the Progressive Practice and for dedication to providing the highest level of dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Certificate of Completion of Post Graduate Course in Orthodontics from American Association for Functional Orthodontics
  • Top Dentist 2011 from TopDentists.com Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Excellence in Implant Dentistry from Town Center Dentistry
  • Certificate for Participation in a Clinical Residency from Nobel Biocare

Associations

Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. is a proud member of many prestigious dental organizations including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Dental Implant Institute
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Extended Studies
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Latin American Dental Association
  • Latin American Institute of Dental Research and Education
  • Nevada Dental Association

Organizations and Volunteering

Participation in and volunteering to worthy organizations and causes have always been an essential part of Dr. Gonzales’s life.  He has held board positions with several noteworthy associations including:

  • Hispanic Dental Association
  • Latin American Dental Association
  • Lions Club, Alhambra, California
  • San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

Education

ucla-logo In 1973, received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of California, Los Angeles.

usc-logoIn 1977 received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
Continuing education courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies

Military Service

Thomas R. Gonzales, D.D.S. is a proud United States Army Veteran and Vietnam Veteran. He served his country from 1968 to 1971 during the Vietnam War. Dr. Gonzales was part of the Vietnam 44th Med Brigade Long Binh in 1969. He was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina 5th Evac Hospital attached to 82nd Airborne from 1970 to 1971.