Mariela Gonzalez has worked as the Office Manager for Prosthodontic Associates since 1999. She was then promoted to Business Manager in 2005 upon her return from maternity leave and is currently responsible in overseeing Prosthodontic Associates.
Mariela’s career in the dental industry commenced at Dentsply Canada, the largest manufacturer of dental products in the world. She worked there for almost a decade in their sales and marketing department along with several of their multiple divisions, including their dental implant division. Mariela then moved on to work at Paragon Implant Company for 3 years as their marketing & education manager before joining Prosthodontic Associates.
Mariela studied at Humber College Northern Campus to expand her knowledge base in customer service, marketing, and management. She is also considered a George Brown College Technician (adviser) and has received her Dental Practice Management Certificate from the University of Toronto. Mariela continues to upgrade her knowledge in the field of dentistry and business management and is currently working towards her Human Resources Management designation – Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP).
During Mariela’s personal time she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring different cultures around the world. One of her main passions is humanitarian work and is a supporter of North York Harvest Food Bank and providing aid to homeless people in the Toronto area. She is also a volunteer for Toronto based organization, Bridge to Health – Medical and Dental, that provides dental and medical aid to the most underprivileged rural communities in Africa. Mariela has traveled to Uganda, Africa to volunteer as their in-country logistics coordinator and is very excited to continue doing work in Africa for many years to come.