Dr Winters graduated from the University of WA with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1982 and worked for the Health Department for three years before restricting his practice to Paediatric Dentistry and commencing his post graduate studies at the University of WA. His Master of Dental Science was conferred in 1989, and he registered with the Dental Board of Western Australia as a Specialist Paediatric Dentist.
Dr Winters first clinical appointment was as the Dental Officer at the Derby Regional Hospital Dental Clinic, providing services to Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, the Derby Leprosarium, and the mining town on Koolan Island. After a few weeks as a Relieving Dental Officer in Perth in 1983, he was transferred to Geraldton, and became the Area Dental Officer for the School Dental Service Clinics ranging from Three Springs to Carnarvon.
From 1985 to 1989 he was the Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry at Princess Margaret Hospital and Perth Dental Hospital, and after registration as a specialist he became the Senior Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry. During this time he worked with the Disability Services Commission Dental Clinic, and continued to service this clinic until 1997. In 1991-1992 Dr Winters was awarded a Telethon Fellowship to broaden his experience by working at the University of Pittsburgh Cleft Lip and Palate Centre. On his return to Perth in 1992 he established an independent private specialist dental Paediatric Dental practice dedicated to providing world class dental services to the children of Western Australia.
Dr Winters is currently a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Dental School, and also lectures to the Curtin University School of Dental Therapy and Hygiene. He is also a Consultant Paediatric Dentist and Chairman of the Dental Department at Princess Margaret Hospital continuing his twenty five year association with our States only Paediatric Teaching Hospital.
In order to stay abreast of current developments in dental science, Dr Winters regularly participates in continuing professional education. He is an active member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry, the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, the Australian Dental Association, the Australasian Cleft Palate Association, and the International Association for Dental Research. He was the Editor of the journal Synopses for six years, and has served as the Federal President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry.
His professional interests include endodontics in the primary dentition (which was the subject of his MDSc Thesis), rehabilitation of cleft lip and palate and related craniofacial disorders, early childhood caries, and oral health care for the physically and intellectually disabled.