• Salinas, CA - 1112 Pajaro St. 93901
  • Carmel, CA - 26485 Carmel Rancho Blvd. Ste. #1 93923
  • (831) 424-2214 | Salinas, CA - 1112 Pajaro St.
  • 831-626-5900 | Carmel, CA - 26485 Carmel Rancho Blvd. Ste. #1

Meet The Team

Matthew Wetzel, DDS

Dr. Wetzel received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and completed his residency in periodontics at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Los Angeles. Committed to furthering his education, he is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, California Society of Periodontist, and the Academy of Osseointegration.

Abbas Doctor, DDS, MS

Abbas Doctor was born in Huntington, WV. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at Marshall University and decided to follow in his father's footsteps and pursue a career in dentistry. He was accepted to the WVU School of Dentistry, and obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. After dental school, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the UMKC School of Dentistry. While completing the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency, he decided to specialize in periodontics. He then moved to Houston, Texas to attend The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry where he completed his Periodontics residency and obtained his Master of Science in Dentistry. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Tracy Romero

Treatment Coordinator

Tracy has worked in the front office for 8 years.  Prior to working in a periodontal office, she was a daycare provider for 11 years. Tracy was born in the Salinas Valley, has been married for 14 years, and has 2 children.  She is involved in FFA and 4H with her children who raise pigs, lambs, and steers. Besides animals, she is a big supporter of local athletic teams.  Tracy has a drive for fitness and can be found at 5am in the  gym every day, her motto is ‘there is no better way to start a day then to get your sweat on.’

Yesenia Franco

Treatment Coordinator

Maggie Guzman, RDH

Maggie has been a dental hygienist for 25 years, the last 3 of which have been in a periodontal office.  Maggie continued her education and holds a BS in health science. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and grandson.  You will often find Maggie fitness-training at the local gym and don’t forget to wave when you see her on the freeway riding a Harley with her husband.

Tami Horwath, RDH

Yesenia Amezquita, RDA

Yesenia has been a registered dental assistant for nine years. She takes pride in making sure her patients are comfortable from the moment they walk in the door through the end of their treatment. She is fluent in Spanish, making a great asset for our Spanish speaking patients. Outside of work, Yesenia enjoys being her son and daughter’s number one cheerleader in any activities they are involved in. She also enjoys volunteering her time in community events. On her days off, you can find her hiking our beautiful Monterey peninsula mountains.

Yesenia Gutierrez , RDA

Cheryl Still, RDA

Cheryl has been a registered dental assistant for the last five years. She is passionate about the work she does and is dedicated to our office and
our patients. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting, cooking, and hiking with her dogs.

Andrea Perez



Dr. Wetzel is an absolutely incredible gem of a dental surgeon. In every manner of incredible he and his lovely assistant deserves major props.

I am or was a big chicken of the procedure, but based on a small Asian jaw, awful bite and one horizontally impacted wisdom tooth that was causing bone loss, and another slanted and also impacted I had to do something. Due to difficulty taking time off work I got 7 teeth taken out for braces, bite and health. I was terrified to be honest but the office is beautiful, a great place to drool all over yourself ( more on that later) and the pain is minimal considering 2 impacted wisdom teeth are difficult to manage.

I only remember talking to him and joking with him when all of a sudden my memory lapsed and I woke up feeling no pain and they were almost done. I was in disbelief but I remembered hearing about that. There is super slight soreness now 12 hours post op but it actually is better than the soreness from braces! Isn't that crazy? Lastly as someone who only had dentists aged 55 and older I can tell you don't worry. His youthful appearance belies his ability and incredible expertise. :)

Oh and a Warning! You will drool everywhere and I wish I bought a towel for that. Lol. In any case definitely come see him. The drive is worth his ability and he and his assistant is honest, intelligent, kind and super duper skilled!
Tracy is also super kind and the entire staff is great!

I will trust him not only for my first surgery but every one thereafter!

Miss W.

Great periodontist. Very professional and competent. Prices are reasonable compared to similar services elsewhere. Reception staff and nurses are very kind and takes time to explain everything and address all concerns. I highly recommend this office.

Sara G.

Dr. Wetzel is a real professional as well as a likeable person. You don't always get that in an oral surgeon. LOL. His staff is super friendly and you really feel that the whole office cares about your well being. Also, Dr. Wetzel instills me with confidence. I trust him with any procedure. So far I have had a bone graft, an extraction, and a large gum graft. I am looking toward to two dental implants and another gum graft and bone graft. You can tell he is really focused on the task at hand when he is doing a procedure and he takes surgery to the level of an art. Clearly, he has the experience and skills to improvise when he runs into snafus. I had a question about my pain after my last surgery and called his after-hours emergency number, and he called me back within 2 minutes. You can't ask for more than that. Also, if you have Delta Dental, then Tracy will lay out your whole plan for all of your work and tell you how much is covered by Delta and how much you will have left to pay. No surprises. Plus, Dr. Wetzel's new office is super cool. The design is tres chic;) I wish he did regular dentistry too.

Dr. Felicia D.

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