Karen M Wuertz

Karen M. Wuertz, DDS

Dr. Karen has made it her mission to be on the cutting edge of dentistry and all the newest options available. With over 30 years of private practice clinical experience, she is passionate when sharing her knowledge in the fields of Dental Sleep Medicine, Oral Restrictions, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, and Laser Therapy.

Her professional accomplishments include a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas  San Antonio Health Science Center Dental School,1992 and General Practice Residency at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993.

She maintains Diplomate Status with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, American Board of Laser Surgery, Fellowship in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain & TMD, and specialty training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

Dr. Wuertz is an Associate Professor & Group Practice Director at the UTHealth Houston, School of Dentistry. She serves on the AADSM Academic Council Steering and is on faculty with the AADSM Mastery Program. 

She and her husband (married for 30 years) are the parents of four young adults. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, running and stained glass.

Diplomate, ABDSM

Diplomate, ABCDSM

Diplomate, ABLS

Fellow, Craniofacial Pain & TMD

American Academy of General Dentistry

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

International Association of Orofacial Myology

Academy of Laser Dentistry

American Laser Study Club