Jesus M. Gonzalez DDS, MD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Gonzalez was raised in El Paso, Texas and enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a dental technician after graduating from high school. He attended community college during his enlisted time and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Texas in 2004.
Dr. Gonzalez attended dental school through the Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) scholarship and graduated cum laude with research honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in May 2008 earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Dr. Gonzalez returned to the fleet assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA. He completed a one year Advance Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency in 2009 and was selected into a full time out service Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) residency through the Navy Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) program. He continued his training at UTHSCSA and earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2013. During this time, he completed his general surgery and anesthesia internship and subsequently completed his oral & maxillofacial surgery training in 2016. After graduating from residency, he was given an overseas assignment to Okinawa Japan where he served as battalion surgeon. While in Okinawa, he attained diplomate status from the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS) in 2018. He served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) for one year before transferring to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Dr. Gonzalez is currently on active duty at Walter Reed where he functions as a staff surgeon in the OMS residency program where he teaches surgery residents and practices the full scope of the specialty. His special interests include trauma surgery, TMJ surgery/reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, dental implants, bone grafting, and dentoalveolar surgery. Dr. Gonzalez enjoys his free time with his wife and three kids.