Albert C. Goerig, DDS | Northwest Endodontic Specialists in Olympia WA
Meet Dr. A Goerig
“After over 40 years of practicing endodontics, it is still very exciting and fun for me and seems to get easier each day. As I get older I realize more and more that the real joy and happiness in life comes from the personal connection with others. I have been fortunate to be blessed with a great family, fantastic team, wonderful patients and incredible referring doctors. I do love what I do!”
Graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Received doctoral degree from Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry, Cleveland, Ohio in 1971.
Selected for the United States Army General Practice Residency at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Goerig practiced general dentistry for five years prior to entering specialty training in endodontics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, earning a masters degree upon completion in 1978.
Endodontic mentor for the Army’s General Dentistry residency program at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Fort Ord, California. In 1996, he co-founded Endodontic Practice Mastery to coach endodontists on improving clinical techniques and understanding the systems of dentistry. Since then, he has personally coached over 18% of all endodontists and their teams in the United States and Canada. Dr. Goerig is a nationally known educator and authority on endodontics. He has been asked to speak at every major national dental meeting in the country.
He served in the Army Dental Corps for 20 years and after 12 moves, he retired as a colonel in 1991.
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- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Thurston Mason County Dental Society (Past President)
- American Association of Endodontists
- Washington State Association of Endodontists.
- Diplomate of the American Board of endodontists since 1983
On a personal note, Dr. Goerig is a native of Washington. His great grand parents came to Washington on the Oregon Trail in the 1850s. His grandfather and namesake was one of the contractors that built the state capitol building in 1923. In 1991, Dr. Goerig began his private dental practice in Olympia, specializing in endodontics.
He has been married to his wife Nancy since 1969, lives in Olympia and has five children and 11 grandchildren. He enjoys camping, fishing, snow skiing, scuba diving and good friends.