Dr. Westphal completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1972. The Vietnam War interrupted his academic experience at the University of Wisconsin in 1968 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Before finishing his tour of duty with the U.S. Army, Dr. Westphal was trained as a combat medic and operating room technician. He served a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam, receiving the Army Commendation Medal for service in Vietnam. He received his Honorable Discharge from the Armed Services on August 1, 1974.
Dr. Westphal attended Marquette University School of Dentistry from which he graduated first in his class, with honors, in 1976. Following graduation Dr. Westphal opened a general dental practice in Hotchkiss, Colorado, on the Western Slope. After three years of practicing general dentistry, Dr. Westphal was accepted into the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at The Ohio State University School of Dentistry in 1979. Upon completion of his Oral and Maxillofacial surgery training Dr. Westphal returned to Colorado to practice his specialty. After several years Dr. Westphal returned to Wisconsin with his family and became involved in teaching Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Marquette University School of Dentistry.
While teaching at Marquette University School of Dentistry he completed two-year postgraduate Endodontic Residency program and received a Master of Science Degree. As an Endodontist, Dr. Westphal now limits his practice to the Specialty of Endodontics. Dr. Westphal brings to the specialty of Endodontics his years of clinical and academic experience which translates into a high level of expertise in patient care.
Dr. Westphal is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Colorado Dental Association. Dr. Westphal has held teaching appointments at both Marquette University School of Dentistry and The Ohio State University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Westphal is committed to providing excellent, compassionate care for every patient referred to his practice for specialty endodontic treatment. He has been thoroughly trained in all aspects of surgical endodontics and dental anesthesiology. His sincerest intention is that his training and skills may be applied to diminish your suffering and restore you to health.