Robert R. Winter, DDS


Biographical Sketch



Dr. Winter graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry, and in 1983 completed his Prosthodontic Specialty Residency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Newport Beach, California, 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.  Dr. Winter is the founder of the Oral-Facial Design Center, an educational facility in Newport Beach, California, where he teaches a series of both clinical and technical educational courses, and is co-owner of Esthetics By Design, a quality oriented dental laboratory.


Having taught over 450 didactic, clinical, and technical courses in over 35 countries, Dr. Winter is recognized around the world for his skills as both a clinician and ceramist.  This unique blending of disciplines and talent as a teacher continues to keep him in high demand as a speaker.  In addition, 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, Team Work, and Spectrum Dialogue.  He is actively involved in research and product development pertaining to new dental materials, and was a co-developer of d.SIGN dental ceramic which is distributed world wide.  In 1991, he was the second recipient of the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award for Excellence in Restorative Education, and in 2005, Dr. Winter 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, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Northwest Network for Dental Excellence.