About Your Dentist

Craig Winkelmann, DDS

Dr. Craig Winkelmann attended West Virginia University graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He then completed a Master degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Harris Corporation as an engineer and project manager. He then worked at IBM Corporation as a Client Representative and Large Systems Marketing Representative.

Dr. Winkelmann left IBM to attend dental school at the University of Maryland. He completed his education graduating Magna Cum Laude. He earned several scholarships and academic achievements including being selected for Omicron Kappa Upsilon the National Dental Honorary. During his time in dental school, Dr. Winkelmann traveled to Arizona to provide care for elders of the Navajo Nation. Additionally, he was selected by the International College of Dentists to travel to Ireland for 30 days as an ambassador of goodwill and to observe how dentistry is delivered in Ireland.

After dental school, Dr. Winkelmann attended a two-year dental residency at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. There he was exposed to and mentored in advanced dental treatment. He is IV sedation trained and holds the Advanced Cardiac Life Support credentials.

Dr. Winkelmann is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and is a General Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has distinguished himself by earning Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. An accomplishment achieved by less than ten percent of all dentists. Additionally, Dr. Winkelmann has been selected as one of America’s Top Dentists by an independent review board on multiple occasions including 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and again in 2022.

In the field of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Winkelmann has earned the distinction of being a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.  Dr. Winkelmann enjoys this area of practice and its life-changing effects on his patients.

He lives in Cary with his son, who he adores, and one white cat named Buster. He has been and continues to be active in the Boy Scouts of America.  He served as a Bear and Webelows Den Leader in Pack 393 and is now an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 216.  Prior to Boy Scouts, Dr. Winkelmann volunteered with Civil Air Patrol and served as an Instructor Pilot and Chief Check Pilot.  He is also the founder of the Bandit Flight Team that can be seen at NCSU football game openings.  His hobbies and interested are muscle cars from the 60s and 70s, aviation and the outdoors.

Dr. Winkelmann is passionate about dentistry and the people he serves.  He is blessed to have an incredible staff to work with every day.

Contact us today to learn more about Dr. Winkelmann and schedule a consultation.