US Oral Surgery Management (USOSM) congratulates its surgeon partner, Daniel Winokur, DMD, on his recent recognition as a 40 under 40 by Gulfshore Business. dr Winokur, 38, is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and partner at WestShore OMS Specialists, a USOSM affiliate practice in Southwest Florida.
“DR. Winokur is highly qualified, trained and compassionate. He is an exceptional oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is committed to making a difference for his patients, his practice, his community and his industry at large. He deserves to be and we congratulate him on his recognition,” said Richard Hall, President and CEO of USOSM.
Gulfshore Business is a business-to-business magazine covering Gulf Coast news from Naples to Fort Myers and north to Port Charlotte. The publication receives hundreds of nominations for its annual awards, recognizing 40 of the region’s most extraordinary young professionals – men and women under 40 who excel at their jobs, give back to the community and inspire others.
“The drive to succeed, the passion to achieve their dreams, the caring and dedication to improving the quality of life for all of us – these young members of our Southwest Florida community are true inspirations,” writes Gulfshore Business in its 2022 40 Under 40 special edition.
dr Winokur is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesia. He offers a comprehensive range of oral and maxillofacial procedures and has extensive training in trauma, dentoalveolar and pathological surgeries.
Growing up as the eldest child in a family of pediatric dentists, Dr. Winokur going his own way when choosing a career. He worked in finance, internshipd at a large Wall Street investment firm, and then worked full-time at a trade desk, first in Manhattan and later in London.
“There were parts of it that I really enjoyed. However, it was not my true calling. When the markets crashed I had an opportunity to do something different and I chose oral surgery,” recalls Dr. Winokur. “I like the complexity of oral surgery. Nothing is ever boring. It’s varied and challenging, and I enjoy helping people. Oral surgery gives me the opportunity to help people through painful times in their lives and it is tremendously rewarding to make a difference.”
In addition to his responsibilities as a partner and surgeon at WestShore OMS Specialists, Dr. Winokur volunteers at the Neighborhood Health Clinic and leads a study club to promote less drug use as a means of post-operative pain management. He is passionate about maintaining best practices for the safe and effective use of anesthetics in the management of pediatric and adult patients and is a dedicated speaker and educator on these and related topics.
Previously Dr. Winokur has served as one of the team oral surgeons for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, DC United of Major League Soccer and the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League.
dr Winokur earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from George Washington University and a post-baccalaureate degree in biology and chemistry from the University of North Carolina. He then attended the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, where he earned his DMD, as well as a certificate in public health and the University’s Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Award.
dr Winokur completed his surgical training at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. During his dental training, he participated in and organized several humanitarian trips to Central and South America to provide dental care to those in need.
WestShore OMS Specialists is a private oral and maxillofacial surgery practice dedicated to exceptional patient care and clinical excellence. It has two locations in Southwest Florida. They are in Naples and Bonita Springs.
WestShore OMS Specialists has three board-certified surgeons who provide a variety of OMS services including tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders, cleft lip and palate correction, facial trauma and reconstructive surgery, bone grafting and more. Visit westshoreoms.com for more information.
USOSM is headquartered in Irving, Texas and has partner practices in 21 states. As a shared services organization, USOSM partners with leading oral and maxillofacial surgeons to provide a partnership solution for sustained and accelerated practice success.
USOSM provides operational, marketing and administrative support services, reinvests resources and applies best practices to improve clinical and financial performance and deliver steadier, more profitable growth for all.
Visit usosm.com for more information.