Dr. Derek Winegar has always enjoyed studying cutting-edge technology—whether it’s car engines, computer apps or the latest innovation in dental implants.
Among Trade Winds Dental’s core values is a commitment to excellent care and continuing education. New products and innovative techniques emerge every day in this business, and Dr. Winegar wants you to enjoy the very best. Since earning his DDS from Virginia Commonwealth University, he has participated in more than 700 hours of continuing education courses; including finishing the continuum at the prestigious Spear Institute in Scottsdale and the Preceptorship in Implantology at UTSA.
Dr. Winegar is a distinguished member of the Academy of General Dentistry and has earned the prestigious status of diplomate in the International Academy of Dental Implantology, reflecting his exceptional proficiency in dental implants. Further demonstrating his commitment to professional development and excellence in dentistry, he has also qualified for fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist. Complementing these notable accomplishments, Dr. Winegar has completed extensive training in Cosmetic Dentistry, including a rigorous program with the esteemed Spear Institute.
A Salt Lake City, Utah native, Dr. Winegar completed his undergraduate work at the University of Utah, graduating in Medical Biology. He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and prior to attending dental school, lived in Africa for two years doing humanitarian work for his church.
Dr. Winegar enjoys spending time with family, including wife Kristin and their son Jack. He is an avid college football fan and also loves tennis, cycling, waterskiing, and other outdoor sports. Dr. Winegar is also an Instrument Rated Pilot as well as a Glider Pilot.