Dr. Visagé graduated his dental degree from 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 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 he was invited to the prestigious Program for International Dentists at 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 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 enjoys traveling and spending time together. They travel to South Africa as often as time allows, but also enjoy road trips in the USA.