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Dr. Sheldon Winkler is Professor Emeritus at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Adjunct Professor, School of Dental Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona. He previously served as Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Prosthodontics and Dean of Research, Advanced Education, and Continuing Education at Temple University School of Dentistry. Dr. Winkler is an educator, author, editor, researcher, and national and international speaker on prosthodontics, implant dentistry, dental materials, and geriatric dentistry. He has authored or co-authored six textbooks (including Essentials of Complete Denture Prosthodontics), approximately 185 articles and chapters in professional journals and textbooks, and founded the journal Implant Dentistry, which he edited for six years. Dr. Winkler is currently Senior Editor of the Journal of Oral Implantology.
Dr. Winkler serves as educational and prosthodontic consultant to dental schools throughout the world. He is President of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics and also serves as Executive Director of the Academy. He is the developer of the pour (fluid resin) technique for denture base processing.
In 1992 Dr. Winkler received the International Education Award, the highest honor of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He was awarded a Journalism Award from the International College of Dentists in 1993, and was honored by Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1995 with its Academic Devotion Award.
Dr. Winkler is an authority on music of the Second World War and has contributed articles to World War II History magazine. His book, The Music of World War II: War Songs and their Stories, was published in March of 2013 by Merriam Press.
Dr. Winkler received his D.D.S. from New York University College of Dentistry and completed his advanced training in prosthodontics at the School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.