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Meet Dr. Bert Welch Winterholler

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Dr. Winterholler is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with more than 40 years of clinical experience. He completed his DDS with honors at Creighton University, Boyne School of Dental Science, USA in 1977. He completed a one year hospital General Practice Residency at the Navy Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA following which he served aboard the USS Mount Whitney, LCC-20, as the Chief Dental officer for two years. He then entered surgical residency training at U S Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1980 and served as chief resident in 1983 prior to completing training. He was the Chief of Maxillofacial Surgery at U S Naval Hospital, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico from 1983-1986 following which he entered private practice in North Dakota and Montana, USA.  

He was the recipient of the United States Navy Health Professional scholarship, 1973-1977. He was awarded the C.V. Mosby Essay Award, Senior honors for academic excellence and service to Creighton University. He is a cum laude graduate of the Boyne School of Dental Science, Creighton University, 1977.  

He has completed continuing education in pharmacotherapeutics in Dental Practice, advanced full mouth rehabilitation with endosseous implants, Smooth Staple implants, advanced cardiac life support, advanced trauma life support, maxillofaical pathology, treatment of disorders of the temporomandibular joint, management of complex maxillofacial trauma, facial cosmetic/reconstructive and orthognathic surgery.

Since 2001 he has participated in multiple international medical volunteer groups, including the Himalayan Medical Exchange, Health Volunteers Overseas, Hirshey Smiles Foundation International Medical Relief, and the Eisenhower Ambassadorship with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. These activities have taken him to India, Guatemala, Honduras, Argentina, China, Panama, Tanzania, Zambia, and most recently to Pakistan. This volunteer work has included delivering both simple and complex dental and oral surgical care in diverse locations and environments across the globe for indiginous populations that have little or no access to medical or dental care. He continues to maintain an active interest in the work of volunteerism.

He had lectured on various topics, including the Management of complex facial fractures, surgery of temporomandibular joint, minimally invasive treatment of temporomandibular joint arthropathies with arthrocentesis, office oral surgery complications, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, complex dentoalveolar surgery, International Medical volunteer work, and career paths in dentistry and oral health.