Dr. Carl Werts, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.I.C.O.I., Dr. Werts, a third generation doctor and Southern California native, grew up in Los Angeles and South Pasadena. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of California, Davis in 1976 and attended the Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1980. Dr. Werts was awarded prestigious Fellowship Degrees from the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 1988 and from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI) in 2014.
Dr. Werts was the second member of his family to graduate from Georgetown. His father, Dr. C. Francis Werts, graduated from Georgetown with a medical degree in 1940.
And Dr. Werts’ grandfather, Henry Clyde Werts DDS, received his California State Dental License September 1920 and practiced in Los Angeles from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.
Dr. Werts is currently serving as past president of the Glendale Academy of Dentists (2013 through 2015).
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- San Fernando Valley Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- The Western Society of Periodontology
- Glendale Academy of Dentists
- Los Médicos Voladores
- Solo Practice since 1981
- Former Clinical Instructor, Pasadena City College, Dental Hygiene Program
- Humanitarian dentistry missions
- Transcript of most recent five-year continuing education
Dr Werts and his wife, Melinda, were married in 1976. They live in Pasadena near the Rose Bowl. Their interests include photography, international travel, gardening, and cooking.
During the span of 12 years, Dr Werts was an avid high-altitude mountaineer. He has climbed mountains on five continents: Denali (Mt. McKinley) in Alaska, the Cordillera Blanca in Bolivia, the Alps of New Zealand, and the Alps of France. His ultimate achievement was the summit of a prized peak in the Himalaya, Ama Dablam.
Pictured below is Dr. Werts (left) and his teammate Robin DeSoto standing atop the 22,495 foot peak of Ama Dablam in 2005 with Mount Everest behind them.
To see photos from Dr. Werts’ expeditions please click here to visit our flickr photogallery.
Sylvia Gomez, Receptionist
Sylvia has been in the dental field for more than 35 years and started with Dr Werts in 1994. She is highly experienced, and brings to the office a wonderful professional and caring attitude. She and her husband, Paul, have been married since 1973 and have raised four great children. They are also proud grandparents and love spending time with their grandchildren, James and Ruby.
Michell Kim, Dental Hygienist
Michell has been with our practice since 2004 and is also a graduate of the Pasadena City College Dental Hygiene Program. She and her family are from Korea and are passionate fans of the Korea Soccer team, and Dodgers baseball. She enjoys dental hygiene and is extremely conscientious in the care she gives. She also has a background in design and is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Bonnie Cassidy, Dental Hygienist
We are pleased to welcome Bonnie Cassidy to our practice and privileged to have her professional expertise and enthusiasm in our office. She takes great pride in helping patients with their oral health and enjoys the building of friendly relationships with patients. Originally from Vietnam, Bonnie has been a Glendale native since childhood. She graduated from USC in 1994, is married with a beautiful daughter, Meghan. In her free time, Bonnie loves the outdoors, hiking in the mountains, and international travels to far off destinations.
Ronan Avila, Dental Assistant
We welcome Ronan Avila as our newest team member. Ronan has been in the dental field for 4 years serving patients in the role as dental assistant. In addition to joining our office he continues his education at Pasadena City College to further his career in the field of dentistry. He is a caring, humble person, and loves spending time with his two wonderful children.