Dr. Wuertz has an extensive background that she brings with her to NHS. She is the Neo-Health Services, Inc. dental representative for AGE/PACE continuing education training courses offered.
She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in 1992. She completed a General Practice Residency at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO the following year.
In 2013 Dr. Wuertz concurrently attended Tufts University Dental Sleep Medicine Mini Residency and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) Mini-Residency, and she received her Fellowship in the Academy in 2014. Also In 2014, Dr. Wuertz earned her Diplomate Status, in the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (ABCDSM), and has passed the Written Exam for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Wuertz holds the Qualification in Orofacial Myology as the QOM-D, a special designation for dentists who are trained in the methods and programs of Neo-Health Services’ highly recognized and respected treatment programs used throughout the world. She was also the first recipient of the Fellow in Orofacial Myology designation from the International Association of Orofacial Myology.
She has served on the Faculty of Creighton University in the Fixed Prosthodontics Department and was a Research Assistant at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School. Dr. Wuertz has published numerous papers on restorative & cosmetic dentistry, biomaterials and most recently on the effect of CO2 laser surgery and the Oral Restrictive Complex (O.R.C.TM)
Continuing her passion for sharing knowledge and educating others, she has created cAIRWAYS, LLC to provide consultation, “on-site training”, and customized course seminars in the areas of Dental Sleep Medicine, Lasers in Dentistry, the Oral Restrictive Complex (O.R.C.TM) and Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS).
Dr Wuertz currently serves on the Board of Examiners for the ABCDSM and the AACP. She practices in San Antonio Texas, With almost 30 years in both Private Practice ownership, as well as in the Academic environment, Dr. Wuertz prides herself on a team and multidisciplinary approach to provide the best care to her patients of all ages. She has a supportive husband with 4 children.
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