Joseph A. Wineman was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his BA, cum laude, in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA in May 1977. Dr. Wineman graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in June 1981 in the top 10% of his class. Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Wineman entered the United States Army as a Captain in the Army Dental Corps to fulfill his military scholarships’ obligation. After serving in Germany and Edgewood, MD, he was selected for training in Comprehensive Dentistry and was at that time, one of the youngest officers ever to be selected for the program. In 1989, Dr. Wineman graduated with honors from the Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry-2 year at Fort Bragg, NC. Following this graduation, he returned to Germany and eventually deployed in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During the first Gulf War he served as the officer-in-charge of the dental clinic supporting the largest Iraqi Prisoner of War camp. For his efforts during the conflict, MAJ Wineman was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. Returning to Germany in the summer of 1991, he became Board Certified successfully passing the requirements of the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry. In 1997 LTC Wineman graduated with highest honors from Baylor University with a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. In 1999, Colonel Wineman was awarded the “A” designator from The Surgeon General, US Army, recognizing him as one of the top practitioners in his specialty: Comprehensive Dentistry. Recognized by his peers for his clinical and scholarly contributions to his profession, Colonel Wineman was inducted as a Fellow, International College of Dentists in the fall of 2000. In October of 2002, Colonel Wineman officially retired from the US Army Dental Corps after completing 22 years of active duty service.
Following 17 moves during their time in the military, the Wineman family relocated to Nevada in September of 2002 eventually settling in Henderson in 2004. Dr. Wineman has been practicing at the Green Valley Location since 18 September 2002. Since retiring from the military Dr. Wineman has achieved Diplomate status with the American Board of General Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)-becoming one of the less than 1% of general dentists with this distinction. Although he has been practicing for more than 35 years, Dr. Wineman believes in pursuing continuing education to ensure his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care he can possibly deliver. He always places his patient’s welfare first. If Dr. Wineman refers you to a specialist it is because he wants you to have the very best dental care possible. Rest assured he will only refer to specialists he personally knows and respects and ones that will treat his patients just like he does. Dr. Wineman easily exceeds the state mandated minimum requirement for continuing education hours each year and seeks out courses that assist him in maximizing his patients’ oral health.
Dr. Wineman is an active member of the Southern Nevada Dental Society. He has served on the Executive Committee and has been a delegate to the Nevada Dental Association. He currently serves as a member of the NDA’s Legislative Committee. In April 2016 he was elected to serve as Secretary for the Southern Nevada Dental Society and will serve as the Society’s President in 2018-2019. When elected to this office he stepped down as the Chairman Emeritus of the SNDS Peer Review Committee where he had served the community for 12 years mediating disputes between local dentists and their patients. Wineman also volunteers as a mentor to dental students attending UNLV School of Dental Medicine. He has volunteered his time helping children at Give Kids a Smile events scheduled the first weekend in February since 2002. He is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Academy of General Dentistry. Since 2011, Dr. Wineman has served as the first Advisory Chairman for the Dental Cooperative in the Vegas Valley. Please check out the Dental Co-Op and the Dental Benefit Program under the “About Us” navigation tab.
In his free time, Dr. Wineman can be found working out at Lifetime Fitness, Green Valley, watching his beloved Steelers play with his fellow displaced Pittsburghers at Shakespeare’s Pub off Eastern Avenue, performing landscape maintenance at his home (and his daughters’ places as well), attending his grandchildren’s school or sporting events, reading dental journals and action-type novels (Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Lee Childs), sharping his pistol marksmanship at Green Valley Range, and taking guitar lessons. Dr. Wineman readily admits he would be a lot better if he practiced regularly but just cannot seem to find the time. Married to his college sweetheart, Cheri, since December 1977, they have three adult children and four grandsons and two granddaughters.
He and his wife enjoy dining out at one of the many restaurants around the valley with family and friends, attending the Broadway Series at the Smith Center, taking in a movie, occasionally playing the penny machines at GVR Casino, “bumping” into their patients at the Henderson COSTCO and other local venues, or teaching grandchildren how to swim in their backyard pool.