Hendrick Gonzalez, DDS
Founder and CEO
A native of the beautiful island of Cuba, he came to the United States and after completing his requirements he received his license and started practicing in California’s central coast in 2003. He moved here from Ventura, founded Santa Barbara Family Dentistry and has been providing support and care to the community since 2004.
Dr. Gonzalez strongly believes in continue education and keeps up to date with the latest dental technology through his own continuing education. He has done postgraduate training in oral surgery (including Implants), crown and bridge rehabilitation, endodontics, periodontal and prosthodontic treatments.
He is active and has volunteered in a number of community programs such as The Community Action Commission’s Head Start Program, Clear Channel’s New You Make Over, various Health Fairs in the area and is the Founder of a Scholarship Program for Santa Maria area high schools and Allan Hancock College.
He is also working with humanitarian programs such as The Way to Happiness and the Foundation for a Drug Free World.
Dr. Gonzalez is a proud member of multiple dental groups including: The American Dental Association, California Dental Association and member of the Board of the Central Coast Dental Association.
Ruth Garzon, DDS
Dr. Ruth Garzon grew up in Bogota, Colombia, and graduated with honors from El Bosque University before continuing her education and getting her License in the United States.
She has been in practice since 2003 and does all phases of Dentistry as a family (general) practitioner with multiple memberships and other qualifications including: Member of the Academy of General Dentist, The American Dental Association, The California Dental Association, The Central Coast Dental Association.
She and Dr. Gonzalez work closely with the community in the city of Santa Maria where they continually provide Dental Services, and support to the residents of Santa Maria and surrounding areas.
Lizzett Mujica, DDS
Dr. Lizzett Mujica, born in Cuba and graduated from the Institute of Medical Science of Villa Clara in 1990. She continued her education in California and after completing all requirements she received her dental license in 2006; she also has her Dental Hygienist license from Florida which she earned before she worked as a dentist.
She has strong interest in cosmetic dentistry; she has postgraduate training in endodontics and orthodontics. What she enjoys most about her job is the satisfaction she gets when she looks at the smile on a patient’s face after they have received their treatment and is content with it.
Her goal in life is for all the patients she treats to have the perfect smile as a result of her orthodontic and restorative treatments.
She is a member of the following dental groups: The American Dental Association, The California Dental Association and The Central Coast Dental Association.
Raul Perez, DDS
General Practitioner from Cali Colombia. He graduated from the dental school Colegio Odontologico Colombiano of Bogota Colombia in 1984 and had a private dental practice in Colombia for 15 years. After Dr. Perez moved to the United States, he made plans to attend the International Dentist Program (IDP) in Leon Mexico. There he earned recognition as President and 1st in his class before graduating from Universidad de la Salle Bajio. Prior to coming to Santa Barbara Family Dentistry, Dr. Perez worked as a Dentist in Redding and Temecula, California. He is happy to be working at Santa Barbara Family Dentistry because of the family-like atmosphere and appreciates the beauty of the Santa Maria area. He loves helping people feel better and enjoys aspects of Dentistry, especially surgery. Dr. Perez has been licensed in the United States since December 2011. He is a member of the California Dental Association.
Paraon N. Dequiroz, DDS
Dr. Paraon N. Dequiroz completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California Irvine with an emphasis in Biological Sciences in 1991. He then attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1995. He is a Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists and International Academy of Dental Implantology. Over the last fifteen years his practice focused primarily in the field of implantology and prosthetics. He has worked for Riemser Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Clinical Instructor of their dental implant division. Dr. Dequiroz provided hands-on surgical workshops on implant surgery and restoration. Currently, he is on faculty for Megagen Dental Implants USA. He is a native of Southern California and he loves the L.A Lakers and the Dodgers.
Purnima Sheoran, DDS
Dr. Purnima Sheoran is a dedicated and compassionate dentist who takes pride in practicing painless dentistry. She graduated from a reputed dental college in India in 2006. She served her community for four years, then she moved to United States to further her training in dentistry. She graduated from the University of California, school of Dentistry in 2015, where she got certified in nitrous, laser and CAD-CAM dentistry along with honors in Endodontics. Dr. Sheoran believes in increasing her knowledge by continuing her education. She finished her advance training in root canals and implants. She completes three times the required amount of continuing education per year. In her spare time, she loves to travel and cook for her family and friends. She is an active member of the ADA and CDA.