Dr. Winter is one of the most prolific prosthodontics and ceramists in the world. Having taught more than 500 didactic, clinical and technical courses in more than 35 countries, his comprehensive knowledge, skill and expertise have raised the profile of the Spear Winter Laboratory and added an invaluable component to Spear Education. His unique ability to see dentistry through the eyes of both practitioner and technician has enabled Spear Education dentists to better understand complex lab work and practical application of restorative dental techniques.
Dr. Winter graduated in 1981 from Marquette University School of Dentistry, and completed his prosthodontic specialty residency in Milwaukee, Wisc. at the VA Medical Center in 1983. For the past 28 years he has maintained a private practice limited to prosthodontics as well as owning and operating his own dental laboratory. He has taught numerous clinical and technical courses throughout North America.
Dr. Winter is a member of the graduate prosthodontics faculty at the University of Washington and the University of Southern California, and is on faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. He has published numerous articles, and sits on the advisory boards for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Advanced Esthetics and Interdisciplinary Dentistry.
Dr. Winter is also actively in research and product development pertaining to new dental materials, and was a co-developer of d.SIGN® dental ceramic, which is distributed worldwide. In 1991, he was the second recipient of the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award for Excellence in Restorative Education, and in 2005, he was named Marquette University School of Dentistry Distinguished Alumni of the Year.
Dr. Winter is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.