About Your Dentist

Melissa Gonzalez, DMD

“Dentistry isn’t just about drilling teeth. It’s about finding out what people want, what they need, and working with them to help bring out their best smile!” 

"Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do."

My Mission

"My goal is to provide the best care possible for each patient…and their smile…in a calm and comfortable environment. I believe that it is crucially important to move beyond the single-issue treatment mentality.  Instead, the best dental care results from understanding a patient's complete oral health history as well as taking the time to listen to each patient's concerns, needs, and expectations.  We can then work collaboratively to devise a treatment plan that is perfectly tailored to their unique situation.  This kind of personalized attention and comprehension of the complete patient profile is vital for my particular treatment philosophy; I believe the best dentistry is minimal, patient-centered, and preventative.  The most effective dentistry solves immediate problems while being watchful for the early indications of other eminent issues.  In this way, I can help my patients prevent future complications and avoid the additional inconvenience and expense of more invasive procedures."

Education 

Doctorate of Dental Medicine - 2016
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry – Philadelphia, PA

Master of Biomedical Sciences - 2010
Barry University – North Miami, FL 

Bachelor of Science - 2009
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL 

Professional Memberships

Dr. Gonzalez is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Charlotte Dental Society. 

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Gonzalez takes great pride in her dental work. While her passion is cosmetic dentistry, she is constantly learning new skills and procedures to offer her patients. When she is not working, she enjoys playing fetch with her cats (yes, it's true!), trying new restaurants with her husband, and whenever possible, traveling to new and exciting places.
 

Gopali Patel, DMD

"A smile is the light in your window that tells others there is a caring, sharing person inside." – Denis Waitley

"D octor + EN gineer + ar TIST = DENTIST"

My Mission

"My goal is to provide high quality, patient-centered care that produces healthy and confident smiles. I enjoy building relationships with my patients because I am certain that truly exceptional dentistry isn't possible without open communication in a friendly environment. "

Education

Doctor of Dental Medicine
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine – Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science
University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC

Professional Memberships

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry

Life & Hobbies

Born and raised in Hendersonville, North Carolina, Dr. Patel went on to attend the University of South Carolina where she met her fiancé. After attending dental school in Chicago, Dr. Patel is happy to return home to the Carolinas and is looking forward to her wedding in August. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, traveling, acrylic painting, and exploring the culinary scene around Charlotte.