Our Staff

Dr. Gonzalez, D.D.S.

Doctor of Dental Surgery/Owner

Dr. Gonzalez has established herself as part of Florida dental excellence for close to 30 years. Having graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 1987, she then completed her general practice residency and chief residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She worked as an attendant at Lutheran Medical Center in addition to maintaining her own practice for 11 years, before deciding to relocate to South Florida in 2001. She taught at Nova Dental School of Medicine and later opened her own practice centered in Pembroke Pines, FL, as Gonzalez Dental Care in January of 2006.

Dr. Gonzalez is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association & the Atlantic Coast Dental Society. Her most important work is educating her Pembroke Pines patients on how to maintain their dental health, keeping them healthy from the inside out for many years to come!


Reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family.

What is important to you in life?

Getting the most and best out of each day, and relaying that to all of my patients.

Why Gonzalez Dental Care?

Owning a private practice allows me to give the best possible care and attention to all of my patients.

Dr. Santiago E. Colon, D.M.D.

Doctor of Medical Dentistry

With over 35 years practicing dentistry and orthodontics, Dr. Colon has a widespread web of knowledge and experience in the dental profession. He earned his DMD degree at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dentistry.

He practiced dentistry as an officer in the US Armed Forces, established a tenured successful dental practice in Puerto Rico, and earned his Certificate in Orthodontics at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Specializing in orthodontics, Dr. Colon made Miami, Florida his home in 1992, where he has continuously earned the respect of his peers and a loyal patient following. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Southern Association of Orthodontics, and the South Florida Academy of Orthodontics.

Continuing education is important to Dr. Colon, as he is experienced in the most cutting-edge technology; techniques including self-litigating bracket systems, Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs), Invisalign ®, and lingual orthodontics with the Harmony ® Appliance. Engaged in the community, Dr. Colon provides his expertise to Smiles Change Lives, among other organizations.

Dr. Helen Carmenate, D.D.S.

Doctor of Dental Surgery  

A Cuban native and the second generation of a family of doctors, Dr. Carmenate graduated from the Ibero-American University of Dominican Republic and later moved to Miami to complete a general practice residency at the Florida Institute for Advanced Dental Education (FLIADE). From a young age, Dr. Carmenate knew she wanted a career in dentistry to help patients achieve exceptional oral health and enjoy the many benefits of a perfect smile. Her vision is to evolve in the industry with the latest technologies and techniques through ongoing education, and to provide quality dental care customized to each patient’s particular needs.


Painting and volunteering. Active volunteer at FLIADE, further helping the community maintain its goal of good oral health practices through public education.

What is important to you in life?

I enjoy life because we can’t buy time.

Why Gonzalez Dental Care?

I joined Dr. Gonzalez to continue my career with the same philosophy and standard of care that ensures the best outcome for every patient. We are a team committed to meeting and exceeding the patient’s expectations at every turn.”

Yuri Ossorio

Account Manager / Treatment Plan Coordinator

Inspired by the desire to help others and feeling her smile wasn’t the best it could be, Yuri decided to make the dental field part of her life. Soon after starting, she learned she loved the work. Now knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry, she loves seeing the real effects of achieving a happier, healthier smile on both herself and our Pembroke Pines patients!


Shooting range and nature walks/hikes.

What is important to you in life?

The most important things in my life are my family and my country. I feel blessed and fortunate for all that God has afforded me in life.

Why Gonzalez Dental Care?

When I first met the doctor and staff, I immediately felt that this was an office that truly cared about their patients immensely. Every staff member works to harmonize as a team. I found it a very pleasant place.

Rosie Cartaya

Finance Manager / Scheduler  

A very friendly, outgoing person whom patients and staff know is always willing to help. Rosie is passionate about finding the proper financing solutions that fit the need of our patients. She understands the patient’s concerns and works with their schedule to future proof their dental health. She loves to smile, and wishes the same for others, extending that goal through helping people as her top priority at GDC.


Salt Life” – Jet skis, boating and cruising.

What is important to you in life?

Family; and to live, love and laugh.

Why Gonzalez Dental Care?

Since my first phone call with Ashley, I knew that I wanted to work with her and that we’d make a perfect team at GDC. Our tones matched and the office environment is a great fit. After a full year of working here, I know I was right!

Barbara Rey, D.A.

Dental Assistant

Born in Venezuela, she knew from an early age she had a keen interest in the health field. She chose to study and begin a career in dentistry as a dentist there, and later moved to Florida. She’s a calm, down-to-earth person who loves to help people, believing a smile to be a reflection of their self-esteem and an important part of their overall health.


Planning fun activities with friends and loved ones.

What is important to you in life?

The most important thing to me is family.

Why Gonzalez Dental Care?

To work with Dr. Gonzalez, an excellent professional and her team was an opportunity I felt I couldn’t miss out on.

Contact the top dental office and staff in Pembroke Pines to schedule your next dentist appointment with us! We’d love to hear from you.