Dr. Gary Westerman, DMD
Dr. Westerman has and continues to practice dentistry in his home office for over 30 years. He graduated from Colby College with a BA in Biochemistry and Math-Economics, and received his dental DMD degree from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He belongs to the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, and the Naugatuck Valley Dental Society, where he served as president. Dr. Westerman has served as the Dental Director at two facilities in Southbury – the Lutheran Home and Pomperaug Woods.
He has enjoyed visiting the Region 15 elementary schools every year of his career to give a presentation for Children’s Dental Health Month (To quote Art Linkletter, “kids say the darndest things!”).
Continuing education has always been a passion for Dr. Westerman. He is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, a national organization committed to continuing education. He earned his Fellowship in 1998 and is getting close to achieving Mastership, the highest level of achievement. One of his favorite aspects of dentistry is taking time to get to know his patients, treating them as neighbors, family and friends, and not just mouths.
He lives at his office with his wife, Anne; sons Kenny and Brian are college graduates (Tufts and Colby!) and are out of the house.
On days off, he may be seen cycling around the surrounding towns. Now that his days of working with Boy Scouts and coaching youth sports are over, he has more time for leisure hobbies such as photography, birding, guitar and piano. He cares deeply about physical fitness; interests include cycling, hiking, running, golf, and skiing.