ENDODONTIST PEDRO L. GONZALEZ D.M.D.
Dr. Pedro Gonzalez hails from Syracuse, New York. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Cornell University. He subsequently received his dental training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His post graduate training included an internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery, followed by several years of private practice in general dentistry. His pursuit of post graduate endodontic training brought him to Los Angeles where he received his degree in Advanced Endodontics from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.
Dr. Gonzalez has done extensive volunteer work in impoverished communities abroad. Last year he traveled to Nicaragua and El Salvador to provide desperately needed dental treatment to under-served rural communities. He plans to extend his volunteering services to similar communities in Costa Rica and India.
Through partnerships with referring dentists, Dr. Gonzalez and his team work to provide services within the overall treatment plan that make sense for long-term dental health.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and hiking in the area’s national parks and canyons.
ENDODONTIST NEEMA Mehrkhodavandi D.D.S.
Dr. Neema Mehrkhodavandi completed his undergraduate studies with high honors from the University of the Pacific. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, graduating at the top of his class, from the University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Following dental school, Dr. Neema completed his postgraduate training and earned his Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During his time in Boston, he served as an adjunct instructor at Tufts University for pre-clinical and clinical Endodontics.
Dr. Neema has earned Diplomate status with the American Board of Endodontics, the only certifying board for the specialty of endodontics. Board Certification requires a review of the applicant’s education and successful completion of the three-part examination process—a process in which approximately 25% of root canal specialists successfully complete.
Dr. Neema has published peer-reviewed articles in both the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the Journal of Endodontics. He is an active member of the American Board of Endodontics, American Association of Endodontists, and the American Dental Association.
In his free time, Dr. Neema enjoys playing volleyball and basketball and spending time with his family.