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Karen M. Wuertz, DDS

Dr. Karen M. Wuertz, DDS
  • Title: Associate Professor, Group Practice Director
  • Office: SOD-2548
  • Phone: 713-486-4284
  • Email: Karen.M.Wuertz@uth.tmc.edu
  • Administrative Area(s): General Practice and Dental Public Health
  • Education:

    DDS | UT Health School of Dentistry at San Antonio
    General Practice Residency | Barnes/Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Mo.
    American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, TMD/Craniofacial Pain Mini-Residency | Tufts University American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Dental Sleep Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Dr. Karen Wuertz earned a doctorate of dental surgery from UT Health School of Dentistry at San Antonio in 1992 and completed a general practice residency at the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in 1993.

Dr. Wuertz’ clinical interests include general dentistry and dental sleep medicine. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, and holds diplomate status with the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and The American Board of Laser Surgery. She is a fellow in The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.


Clinical Interests

Dental Sleep Medicine
Dental Laser Surgery
TMD & Craniofacial Pain
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy


Memberships & Affiliations

American Laser Study Club
American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
International Association of Orofacial Myology
International Consortium of Ankyloglossia Professionals


Languages Spoken

English