Dr. Stephen M. Winber was director of the Craniofacial Diagnostic Center and a pioneer in craniofacial disorders and the use of dentistry in the treatment of a wide range of movement disorders, as well as TMJ and sleep apnea.
A Cross-Disciplinary Expert
Dr. Winber served as a general dentist for more than 30 years from 1957 when he received his doctorate from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery to 1989 when he retired from general practice.
However, retirement was just a new beginning for Dr. Winber as he turned his focus full-time to the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders and related problems of the head and neck. As part of this focus, he has expanded his educational background.
Overall, he has spent more than 3000 hours of study directly related to his field. In 1994 he received a Master’s degree in biomechanical trauma from Lynn University. In addition, he completed a certification course in collision reconstruction by Texas A&M University, and one from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain in whiplash injuries. He is a full member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in the engineering section, and spoke on the subject of whiplash injuries at their national meetings.
He served on the examination council of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
He has been a sought-after expert on movement and orofacial disorders, and has lectured extensively across the country and internationally.
A Caring Practitioner
Dr. Winber’s gift lay not just in his ability to acquire and communicate knowledge, but in his dedication to his patients. His practice was a labor of love, and he sought to help people relieve their pain and resolve problems when others could not help them. He had a caring, compassionate manner and a fun sense of humor.