Class of 2016
Dr. Jesus Gonzalez was born in Juarez, Mexico and was raised in El Paso, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1997 after graduating high school, where he served as a dental technician. He was Honorably Discharged from the Navy in January of 2003 and graduated cum laude with a BA in Chemistry from the University of North Texas in 2004. He graduated cum laude with research honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2008 earning his DDS. He was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Throughout dental school, Dr. Gonzalez remained on active duty in the Navy through the Health Services Collegiate Program. In May of 2008, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and returned to the fleet assigned to 1st Dental Battalion, 1st MLG, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. He completed a one year AEGD residency in 2009 and was selected into a Full-Time Out Service (FTOS) OMFS residency through the Navy Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) program. He remains on active duty, and he is currently a resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency attending the UTHSCSA Medical School. Dr. Gonzalez’s interest in oral surgery began in dental school and was solidified during his AEGD residency, where he was able to assist and provide surgical services to military personal afflicted with the diverse cases seen in this specialty including trauma, facial and skeletal deformities, infection, pathologic conditions and many others. His interests outside oral surgery include spending time with his family and friends, weight lifting, and working on his cars.