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Dr. Robert R. Winter is one of the most prolific prosthodontics and ceramists in the world. He has taught more than 500 didactic, clinical and technical courses in more than 40 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.
For the past 30 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 worldwide.
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.