Dr. John “Andy” Werner
A Pullman native, Dr. Werner was born at Pullman Memorial Hospital to local teacher Vivian Werner and county employee Mike Werner. Like his mother who taught special needs and first grade and his father who had involvement in the care and development of Whitman and Latah County, such as the Bill Chipman trail, Dr. Werner is excited to be a part of the community he grew up in.
Raised on the Palouse, Dr. Werner was active as a child in Boy Scouts, sports, academia and the outdoors. In middle school and high school Dr. Werner was also highly involved with Future Problem Solvers of America. Acheiving regional awards, his team won at the State Finals and was honored to compete at the International Conference. Dr. Werner attended WSU for his undergraduate education where he received the senior student award in Zoology and was the top candidate for medical and dental school. Since fifth grade, dentistry was always Dr. Werner’s passion, and the next step was the University of Washington School of Dentistry. At the University of Washington, Dr. Werner graduated in the top ten students in his class, received the Senior Student award for the graduate that displayed the most promise in general dentistry, and was the only student to graduate in all three honors courses offered at the time: implants, endodontics, and removable prosthodontics.
After dental school Dr. Werner was selected by a member of faculty to practice under her tutelage for three years. Dr. Werner then established his own practice in Cle Elum, WA and cultivated it for nearly six years. A wonderful wife, Jill, and two beautiful daughters brought Dr. Werner full circle back to the wonderful community in which he was raised.