Education & Background
Dr. Winkelmann is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and received his certification in treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) with Oral Appliance Therapy. He’s been treating patients with sleep disorders since 2002, spending time with technicians at a sleep lab to obtain first-hand experience in diagnosing sleep apnea and snoring.
Continuing his journey to provide relief to sleep apnea patients, Dr. Winkelmann later went through the process of achieving and maintaining his membership in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He later started The CPAP Alternative to help people with various sleep-breathing disorders in Wake Forest, NC, and the surrounding areas including Rolesville, Youngsville, Louisburg, and Franklinton, NC.
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Winkelmann is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has been regularly chosen by the Consumer Research Council as one of America’s Top Dentists.
Dr. Winkelmann maintains membership in the following:
- The American Dental Association
- The North Carolina Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentists
Dr. Craig Winkelmann currently lives in Cary, NC with his son and cat, Buster. He’s an active member of the Boy Scouts of America and has volunteered for the Civil Air Patrol. He also founded the precision formation flying team, which is known as The Bandit Flight Team.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring for my initial visit?
You’ll want to bring your insurance card and State ID to your first appointment with Dr. Winkelmann. It’s also best to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out any necessary paperwork that you may be given by one of our helpful staff members. During your consultation with our sleep specialist, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions or bring up any concerns you may have, so be sure to come in knowing what you want to talk about.
How does The CPAP Alternative stand out from the rest?
Dr. Winkelmann not only offers a comprehensive list of services, but he has the background and experience to give any patient confidence. He has completed over 500 hours of continuing education courses, earning him the Distinguished Fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry. He’s been practicing dentistry for over 20 years and has owned his practice for 10 years. Our team at The CPAP Alternative is passionate about improving the quality of your sleep to improve the overall quality of your daily life.
Is there a chance I can develop sleep apnea as an adult?
A person can develop sleep apnea at any age. In children, it’s most commonly caused by enlarged tonsils and lymphatic tissues called adenoids. Sleep apnea can manifest either on its own or as a result of another medical condition such as obesity. If you’re suffering from sleep apnea or snoring, schedule a consultation with Dr. Winkelmann so he can determine whether you’d benefit from a sleep study.
How can I pay if I don’t have dental insurance?
Dr. Winkelmann and our team prioritize your oral health, which is why we provide various financing options to help with making payments. With CareCredit, you can apply either online or by phone at (800) 677-0718. We also accept a variety of PPO insurance plans. Other forms of acceptable payment methods include cash, personal check, and major credit cards. Feel free to contact us by calling (984) 237-1013 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Get the Sleep You Deserve With Dr. Winkelmann’s Help
Dr. Craig Winkelmann understands the stress that comes with having a sleep disorder. With over 20 years of experience, he’s dedicated to finding a sleep solution that works for you and your routine. That way, you won’t have to struggle with the debilitating symptoms that come with not giving your body and mind the rest they need to tackle your day-to-day life.
Contact our Wake Forest, NC office by either calling (984) 237-1013 or by filling out an online contact form below to start getting the deep sleep you deserve. We proudly serve patients in the Riverstone, Staffordshire, and Brooke Hollow, NC areas.