Dr. G. Whitney Gomez, DDS
Owner - General Dentist
Dr. Whitney Gomez is the owner of Nederland Family Dental. Dr. Gomez was born and raised in Nederland, Texas. He graduated from Nederland High School in 2002 and continued his education at Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Gomez graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School in 2009. Dr. Gomez earned the Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry for being one of the top clinicians in his graduating class.
Dr. Gomez is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Southeast Texas Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Gomez is on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Texas Dental Society. Dr. Gomez is also a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and working towards his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Gomez was nominated for Texas New Dentist of the Year in 2013 and Texas New Dentist Leadership Award in 2014.
Dr. Gomez enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He appreciates the family atmosphere of his practice. He finds it very rewarding to treat an entire family. Dr. Gomez says, “One of the most rewarding things I do is to take a patient from a state of disease, pain, infection and unawareness to a state of understanding, health, and having a reason to smile. I love to listen to my patients concerns and values, then establish a treatment that we are both comfortable with.”
Dr. Gomez has a special interest in Implant Dentistry where he has received extensive training. Dr. Gomez has completed a Preceptorship in Dental Implantology at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, and is an alumnus of the Engel Institute Dental Implant Training.
Dr. Gomez married his high school sweetheart, April, in 2005. They have two daughters, Mabrey who is four, and Paisley who is two. They just had a baby boy, named Brayden in June. Dr. Gomez loves to raise animals on his “hobby farm” with his family. Dr. Gomez also really loves to hunt and fish.
Dr. Gomez is passionate about dental mission work as well. For the past two summers, he has set up a dental clinic in Mombasa and the Shimba Hills of eastern Kenya with Real 4 Christ Ministries. He sees many Kenyans of all ages who have never seen or heard of a dentist before. He says “The Kenyan people are so thankful and appreciative of the care we are able to provide to them, but what they don’t realize is how much of a blessing it is for us to even be there taking care of them. I once had a young teenage boy who had an abscess, pain, and swelling that walked 15 miles barefooted to be treated. It is and continues to be the most humbling experience of my life.”