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Dr. Gonzales grew up in southern California. He has always had a passion for learning and for sports. After graduating from U.C.L.A., his love for science drew him to work in immunology research for one year at Veteran’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Gonzales then went on to receive his dental degree at Tufts University in Boston. There he graduated at the top of his class with the honor of Summa Cum Laude. Following his passion for orthodontics, Dr. Gonzales attended the University of the Pacific Orthodontic program in San Francisco. The world class orthodontic training at U.O.P. helped Dr. Gonzales become a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, an honor bestowed upon only 1 in 5 practicing orthodontists.
After graduating from his U.O.P. residency in orthodontics, Dr. Gonzales worked with several orthodontists around the Bay Area. Working for a year with several orthodontists gave him great insight into what was working well in private practice. Taking all of the best aspects of each office, Dr. Gonzales decided to go into private practice on his own. In September of 1998, Dante Gonzales Orthodontics was founded. In those first years of private practice, Dr. Gonzales noted that both the clinical side of orthodontics as well as the business of orthodontics are forever evolving. In order to provide patients with the best clinical orthodontics and the best office experience, it takes a constant commitment to learning not only what is new in orthodontics, but what is working and what is not. It’s this commitment and passion for learning that keeps Dr. Gonzales and his practice at the forefront of orthodontics, and this helps him provide not only excellence in orthodontic treatment, but also excellence in service for his patients.