Erich M. Werner, DDS
Being a dentist offers me the unique opportunity to restore self-esteem and make important life changes through the highest quality dental care possible. I get to build relationships with so many wonderful and exciting people, and this enables me to provide them comfortable care in a way that fits their personalities. We learn so much from each other, and they keep every day new and challenging.
I attended San Jose State University for my undergraduate education, earning my Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science. My dental education was received at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
I believe wholeheartedly in keeping abreast of trends in modern dentistry. The field is constantly changing and growing with new advances every day. I have participated in the Advanced Restorative Dentistry program through the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (F.A.C.E.) and am also currently involved in two study groups that allow me have access to the newest research so that I offer only the best care to my patients.
I am on the San Jose City College Dental Assisting Advisory Board and am an Associate Professor at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. My professional affiliations include the Santa Clara County Dental Society, the California Dental Association where I am on the Board of Managers for CDA Presents, and the American Dental Association where I am a Co-Chair for the 2012 Committee on Local Arrangements.
My German upbringing taught me the value of precision and perfection in everything I do, and I have handpicked a team of talented professionals who never settle for “good enough.” They are incredibly sincere and enjoy what they do, all while working together as a team. They greet every patient with a smile while keeping everyone laughing and me on my toes.
I was born in San Francisco and have lived in Los Gatos since 1967. My wife Catherine and I have two sons Max and Oliver, and a dog named Lazlo. When I am not in the office, I attend my sons’ sporting events, travel, and snow and water ski. I love tinkering with cars, and spend a lot of time in the garage. I enjoy cooking and barbecuing with family and friends at home in my garden. My community is important to me, so I strive to be an active part of it. I have built many important relationships with my neighbors and community members through my involvement in my church council at Faith Lutheran Church.