Dr. Dario E. Gonzalez was born in Caracas, Venezuela. During his time in Venezuela, Dr. Gonzalez completed his basic education and became a dentist in 1998. Throughout the years he spent in his country, he was also part of the National Swimming Team, with which he participated in many national and international swimming events. He obtained his dental degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, which is currently ranked number one for dental schools in that country.
After practicing dentistry in Venezuela for two years, Dr. Gonzalez decided to pursue his specialty training in periodontics and implant surgery. He was admitted into Boston University School of Dental Medicine’s periodontology and oral biology program in 2000.
During his three-year residency, Dr. Gonzalez was involved in specialty patient care, as well as research and teaching of pre-doctoral dental students. He also published multiple articles on immunization strategies against periodontal disease.
Dr. Gonzalez completed his master’s in periodontology and oral biology in 2003 and immediately joined the public health services run by Boston Medical Center in its network of satellite health centers in Dorchester. After a few years practicing in the greater Boston area, Dr. Gonzalez decided to set roots in Massachusetts and went back to school to obtain his dental degree from a U.S. school. He graduated with honors from Boston University School of dental medicine in 2007 and was awarded the Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Patient Care and Practice Management award by Dean Spencer Frankl.
Currently, Dr. Gonzalez is the director of the dental department at Codman Square Health Center, where he supervises a staff of more than 25 employees, including seven dentists. He maintains an associate private practice in Medford and Taunton, is an assistant clinical professor at Boston University, and holds faculty appointments from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, NYU Lutheran Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center.