Dr. Joe Wertz attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate studies and continued his education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2010. Since graduation, Dr. Joe has continued his study of general dentistry through numerous continuing education courses every year. Dr. Joe’s commitment to dentistry continues with his memberships to the Iowa Dental Association, Dubuque Dental Society, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society and Great River Implant Study Club.
Dr. Joe and his wife Moe settled in Dubuque in 2010 and he joined his father, Dr. Tom, and Uncle, Dr. Mike, at Wertz and Wertz Dental Associates. Dr. Joe became a partner at the practice in 2012.
Dr. Joe and his wife welcomed a new baby boy, August “Gus” Patrick Wertz, in late January 2015. When Dr. Joe is away from the office during the summer months, you can find him on the waterways of Iowa with his family and friends boating, tubing, skiing, jet skiing, fishing and generally spending time outdoors! In the winter months, Dr. Joe spends his time in his garage “wrenching” on his vintage stand-up jet skis, always attempting to get them running a little faster. While working on his jet skis, his motto is “if it is not broken, fix it until it is!”
Dr. Mike Wertz completed his undergraduate degree at University of Iowa in 1973. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Mike has been improving oral health in Dubuque, Iowa for over 36 years at, Wertz and Wertz Dental Associates. During that time, he has earned his Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry and logged hundreds of hours of continuing education. Dr. Mike is also a member of the Iowa Dental Association, Dubuque Dental Society, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Great River Implant Study Club.
Dr. Mike and his wife, Diane, were born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. They have four amazing children (Carrie, Michelle, Amy and Jeff) and nine grandchildren.
When Dr. Mike is away from the office he enjoys running, biking, wood working, spending time with his children and grandchildren at his cabin and counting down the days until the annual Canadian fishing trip, taken with his brother, Dr. Tom, and friends.