Javier Gonzalez, DDS, MS
Dr. Javier E. Gonzalez was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jessica, since 1994. They have three children, all boys. His oldest son, Juan Pablo, graduated Stanford Law and lives in California with his wife, Julia. His middle son, Andres, graduated Vanderbilt University and works in Washington, DC. His youngest son, Juan Diego, is attending Amherst College, where he also plays lacrosse.
After graduating top of his class in Dental School, Dr. Gonzalez received his post graduate degree in Periodontology and Implantology, as well as his Masters Degree in Clinical Dentistry, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. UAB is considered one of the top dental schools in the nation both clinically as well as in research, particularly its Periodontology Department. During his training, he received various awards, including UAB Graduate Fellowship, Billy M. Pennel Award, Abram and Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellowship, as well as being a Balint Orban Competition finalist. Dr. Gonzalez also was part of multiple research studies at UAB, predominantly on the relationship between periodontal diseases and other medical conditions. Upon graduation, Dr. Gonzalez joined the UAB faculty as an Assistant Professor. He later joined Sarasota Periodontal Associates in 2003, but currently holds a position as a visiting assistant professor at UAB School of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontology.
Dr. Gonzalez is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology. He practices in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Venice, Florida. His practice is geared towards advanced periodontal microsurgery and implant dentistry. His periodontal practice also extends through health-related procedures, pre-prosthetic procedures, as well as cosmetic procedures. Dr. Gonzalez has many years of advanced training in intravenous sedation. His implant practice expands from implant placement, to various grafting techniques.
Dr. Gonzalez works closely with some of the best specialists and restorative dentists in the area, assisting them on creating a strong, healthy foundation by saving teeth through biologic shaping (root reshaping), performing minimally invasive soft tissue grafting procedures (i.e. tunneling technique), or enhancing the supporting structures through various bone grafting techniques (i.e. Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, or PAOO).
Dr. Gonzalez served on the Sarasota County Dental Association Board for 4 years, completing his tenure as President during the 2007-2008 term.
He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the West Coast District Dental Association, and the Sarasota County Dental Association.