I became a dentist, mainly because my parents had a best friend that was a dentist here locally. He was a good, big inspiration in my life to become a dentist. Born and raised here in Puyallup. I went to the high school, Puyallup High School, here. Went on to Washington State University, where I got a bachelor of science degree, and then off to UDub dental school, so University of Washington here in Seattle. The most rewarding part about being a dentist is doing nice work for people, making people happy. And it's not just cosmetics, it's function. It's how they fit, how they feel, and patients really like what they get from our office.
Dr. Greg Wetterhus was born and raised in Puyallup and attended Puyallup High School. He attended Washington State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology, then received his dental degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1991.
Dr. Wetterhus worked as an associate for Dr. Ken Brossel in Federal Way from 1991 to 1993 before joining Dr. Dan Smith’s practice in 1994. Dr. Smith had been considering going back to graduate school but decided to partner with Dr. Wetterhus. It couldn’t have worked out better, as Dr. Wetterhus had always wanted to come back to practice dentistry in his hometown.
Dr. Wetterhus says the most rewarding part of his job is planning and placing dental implants. He loves getting our team involved as they truly excel in their knowledge of the entire implant process. He also likes working on cosmetic and full-mouth reconstruction cases. He enjoys planning out the treatment using advanced tools like our CT scanner, creating models, then implementing the treatment for the benefit of our patients.
Dr. Wetterhus wants our patients to know that we are, and will always be, a family practice built around a community. We will not sell out to corporate dentistry. We run a very conservative practice based on sound dental principles, and we will always try to provide the best technology that our industry has to offer. His hard work pays off – Dr. Wetterhus was awarded Seattle Met Magazine’s Top Dentist for 2018 and 2019.
When he is not helping to create beautiful smiles, Dr. Wetterhus enjoys spending time with his family. He is married and has two children and one grandchild. He recently purchased a beach house on Hood Canal where he spends his weekends fishing and relaxing.