Dr. Thomas Gonzales, DDS

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Dr. Thomas Gonzales, DDS
Clinical Professor, Lecturer, Mentor, USC Graduate 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 Sedation Dentistry, Dental Implants, Restorative Dentistry, Sleep Apnea Treatments and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ/TMD). 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. 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 In addition to maintaining his busy practice, Dr. Gonzales has been a guest speaker on academic dental issues and subjects in California and Nevada. 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, Neuromuscular Disorders, Restorative Dentistry, Sleep Apnea and IV Sedation. Accreditations and Associations Thomas Gonzales DDS is a proud member of many prestigious dental organizations including: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry American Academy of Craniofacial Pain American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine American Academy of Implant Dentistry American Association for Functional Orthodontics American Dental Association Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association California Dental Association Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics Dental Implant Institute Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation Hispanic Dental Association International Association for Orthodontics International Congress of Oral Implantologists Latin American Dental Association Latin American Institute of Dental Research and Education Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Mid-American Orthodontic Society Nevada Dental Association Wilckodontics Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics 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, Member Since 1990 Latin American Dental Association, Past Program Chair Lions Club, Alhambra, California, Past President Orange County Dental Society San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, Past Program Chair Disabled American Veteran Service Disabled Veteran Veteran Owned Business Education In 1973, Dr. Gonzales completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 1977 received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He has completed countless hours of continuing education courses to stay current with the latest dental technologies is acknowledged for his professional training in Cranial Facial Pain and TMJ Disorders. Additionally, Dr. Gonzales holds a special permit in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. Military Service Thomas R. Gonzales, DDS 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.

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Dr. Gonzales' Care Philosophy

Sedation and Implant Dentistry is a caring dental destination for relaxing oral treatments. We strive to create a relaxing, comfortable and safe experience for our patients and offer advanced treatments in concentrated services to help you achieve your optimum oral health. Our team of dentists is extensively trained to provide the highest standard of dental care to enable our patients to attain a healthy smile. Our doctors are leading experts with advanced training in IV sedation (sleep dentistry), the placement of dental implants, sleep apnea and neuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Gonzales has built great trust with patients. He has a calm demeanor and leaves a positive impression on his patients. His treatments begin with actively listening to each patient and completing a thorough examination. 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 new smile.

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Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine113 Waterworks Way Ste 220
Irvine, CA 92618
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Dr. Gonzales' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Las Vegas, NV |
i was a new patient and was told by the staff that the basic x-rays, exam & cleaning would cost $250. this was ok since my insurance pays 50% of this cost. i had been refunded the $125 (50%) ounce the insurance claim was submitted by other doctors. no so with this one. he was sent the reimbursement on april 12th 2017 ( my appt. was april 4th). it is now june 8th and he ignores repeated requests for the money. there were other problems with the staff but the money is it for now. shady/slick
Wonderful atmosphere, dental assistants are great! Very welcoming experience and no waiting! Highly recommend Dr Gbinzales office, they are all very personable and make you feel at home.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
Dr Gonzales is a miracle worker! I had terrible pain and even numbness in my face. Turns out through exrays and his experience that my jaw bone was touching my ear bone, for most of my life!! I was told many other reasons by other Drs, even had an MRI! But dr Gonzalez in all his wisdom fixed my jaw though mouth appliances & braces. No more pain!! The office staff is so friendly, caring, professional thoughtful & sensitive to the needs of clients. I actually love going to the dentist!!
in Las Vegas, NV |
This was the best dentist I have ever been to! I felt at ease the whole time.
in Pomona, CA |
Dr. Gonzales is the best dentist that I have ever encountered, period. He is extremely knowledgeable about everything dealing with teeth.
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Clinical Professor, Lecturer, Mentor, USC Graduate 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 Sedation Dentistry, Dental Implants, Restorative Dentistry, Sleep Apnea Treatments and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ/TMD).

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.

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

In addition to maintaining his busy practice, Dr. Gonzales has been a guest speaker on academic dental issues and subjects in California and Nevada. 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, Neuromuscular Disorders, Restorative Dentistry, Sleep Apnea and IV Sedation.

Accreditations and Associations

Thomas Gonzales DDS is a proud member of many prestigious dental organizations including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Association for Functional Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics
  • Dental Implant Institute
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Hispanic Dental Association
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Latin American Dental Association
  • Latin American Institute of Dental Research and Education
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Mid-American Orthodontic Society
  • Nevada Dental Association
  • Wilckodontics Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics

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, Member Since 1990
  • Latin American Dental Association, Past Program Chair
  • Lions Club, Alhambra, California, Past President
  • Orange County Dental Society
  • San Gabriel Valley Dental Society, Past Program Chair
  • Disabled American Veteran
  • Service Disabled Veteran
  • Veteran Owned Business

 Education

In 1973, Dr. Gonzales completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology.  In 1977 received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the prestigious University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He has completed countless hours of continuing education courses to stay current with the latest dental technologies is acknowledged for his professional training in Cranial Facial Pain and TMJ Disorders. Additionally, Dr. Gonzales holds a special permit in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. 

Military Service

Thomas R. Gonzales, DDS 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. 

Dr. Gonzales' Care Philosophy

Sedation and Implant Dentistry is a caring dental destination for relaxing oral treatments. We strive to create a relaxing, comfortable and safe experience for our patients and offer advanced treatments in concentrated services to help you achieve your optimum oral health. Our team of dentists is extensively trained to provide the highest standard of dental care to enable our patients to attain a healthy smile. 

Our doctors are leading experts with advanced training in IV sedation (sleep dentistry), the placement of dental implants, sleep apnea and neuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Gonzales has built great trust with patients. He has a calm demeanor and leaves a positive impression on his patients. His treatments begin with actively listening to each patient and completing a thorough examination. 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 new smile.

Dr. Gonzales says...

Thomas Gonzales, DDS is a highly skilled dentist providing personalized care and relaxing treatments to patients who have extreme dental anxiety. He is professionally trained in sedation dentistry, dental implants, sleep apnea and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ/TMD).

Dr. Gonzales has built great trust with patients. He has a calm demeanor and leaves a positive impression on his patients. 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.

Dr. Gonzales has been a speaker on implant and neuromuscular dentistry and IV sedation. As a Clinical Professor and lecturer, Dr. Gonzales has 40 experience he has taught IV sedation, TMJ and implant dentistry.

Dr. Gonzales says...

Thomas Gonzales DDS is dedicated to staying current in the latest dental technology. He has spent countless hours on continuous education coursework in the areas of Implant Dentistry, TMJ and IV Sedation. He has performed IV Sedation and implant surgeries on over 500 satisfied patients.

Dr. Gonzales is an expert and former Professor at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and Loma Linda Institute. He has taught Emergency Medicine and IV Sedation, TMJ Therapy and dental implant procedures to aspiring dentists.

As a lecturer with 39 years' experience, Dr. Gonzales often speaks at professional conferences on implant and restorative dentistry, neuromuscular disorders, sleep apnea and conscious sedation.

Dr. Gonzales' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Sedation Dentistry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 1
    Sanction

    Dr. Gonzales has received 1 sanction

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    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Allowing an unlicensed individual to practice (5/20/2016)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Nevada
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Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Trauma
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Stained Teeth
  • TMJ
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Southern California / School of Dentistry

    Graduated in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Certificate For Participation In A Clinical Residency From Nobel Biocare

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)

    Graduated in 1972

  • Other Education
    Certificate of Completion And Licensure For The Completion of Wilckodontics Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics Course
    Certificate of Completion In Advanced Orthopedics And T.M.J. From The Mid-American Orthodontic Society
    Certificate of Completion In Advanced Orthopedics, Orthodontics and Cephalometrics From The Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics
    Certificate of Completion In Advanced Orthopedics, Orthodontics, Cephalometrics and T.M.J. Therapy From The Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics And Orthodontics
    Certificate of Completion of Post Graduate Course In Orthodontics From American Association For Functional Orthodontics

    Completed in 1989

    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

    Completed in 2003

    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

    Completed in 2003

    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 Studi

    Completed in 2003

    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 St

    Completed in 2003

    Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

    Completed in 2001

    Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies

    Completed in 2002

    Montifore-Einstein Hosp Ctr

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

Procedures Performed

  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dentures
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Laser Root Planing
  • Mouthguards
  • Orthotic Treatment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Whitening