Distinguished Alumni Award: School of Dental Medicine

Sheldon Winkler, PMCRT ’71.

Sheldon Winkler, PMCRT ’71 

Winkler is professor emeritus at Temple University, as well as an author, editor, researcher and national and international speaker on prosthodontics, implant dentistry, dental materials and geriatric dentistry. He is president and executive director of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics. He has authored or co-authored six textbooks, including Essentials of Complete Denture Prosthodontics, a widely used reference; approximately 185 articles and chapters in professional journals and textbooks; and founded the journal Implant Dentistry, which he edited for six years. Winkler currently is editor emeritus of the Journal of Oral Implantology and editor of Implant Prosthodontics Monographs. He received his DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry and completed his advanced training in prosthodontics at UB. He served as associate professor of removable prosthodontics at UB from 1970 to 1979, and played a major role in the establishment of the dental laboratory technology program at Erie Community College.