Dr. Werner Visagé
Dr. Visagé graduated with his dental degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa (1999). He practiced general dentistry in South Africa and England until 2002. He went on and completed a residency program in Periodontics and Oral Medicine in South Africa to attain his Masters’s degree in 2006. He established a successful private specialist practice in Periodontics and Dental Implants. During that time, he also served as secretary of the South African Society of Periodontology and still holds specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
In 2014, Dr. Visagé and his family relocated to California and were invited to the prestigious Program for International Dentists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 2015, he received the OKU Dental Honour Society Dr. Kramer S Award from the UCSF School of Dentistry. In 2016 he received the Dental Honour Society Membership Award and also the Award for Clinical Excellence & Mentoring (UCSF). He obtained his American Doctorate of Dental Surgery (UCSF) in 2016.
The most enjoyable part of his work is getting to know the patients and being able to play a role in improving oral health, which contributes to the quality of life. Dr. Werner Visagé is truly passionate about dentistry but strikes a balance between his professional and personal lives. He maintains his fitness through running, biking, and hiking with his family.
Dr. Visagé and his wife Karlien have a daughter and a son. When time allows, he and his family enjoy traveling and spending time together. They travel to South Africa as often as time allows but also enjoy road trips in the USA.