The College of Dental Medicine welcomes new faculty member Dr. Theresa S. Gonzales to the Department of Stomatology in the Division of Pathology. 

Dr. Gonzales recently retired from the United States Army Dental Corps after a long and distinguished career in active federal service. Most recently, she was a nominative selection as the Director of Strategic Communications for the Army Surgeon General. During her career, Gonzales served in Director positions in pain management and pathology departments. 

Gonzales graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in Chemistry. She then received her D.M.D. from MUSC before starting her military career. From 1994 to 1998, Gonzales taught in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry, where she was nominated for "Teacher of the Year" three times. She has continued her education through her career, most recently completing a two-year fellowship in Orofacial Pain at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in 2006. 

In addition to teaching undergraduate Pathology, Gonzales will be Director of the Center for Orofacial Pain Diagnosis and Management at CDM. The goal of the pain center will be to reduce pain and improve the quality of life with a variety of treatment methods to help patients reach their unique goals. 

The JBECDM welcomes Dr. Gonzales and looks forward to working with her!