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 of the experience and knowledge that she can 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 is an 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 she completed her undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University. She also completed her associate’s 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 to her patients. When Dr. Maria is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, playing soccer, scrapbooking, and spending time outdoors.