Dr. Allison Winkler
Dr. Allison Winkler has been caring for families in the St. Louis region for over 10 years and is very excited to have made at home at Kirkwood Family Dental. Originally from Seattle, Dr. Winkler received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Portland, and completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Tufts University in Boston. She continues to participate in multiple continuing education programs and is an active member of the prestigious Spear Education program.
Though Dr. Winkler is passionate about dentistry as a clinical skill, her main goal is caring for her patients like her friends. She strives to make every visit as comfortable as possible, and values building relationships with families just as much as providing excellent care. Dr. Winkler wants to give all her patients a smile they can be proud of, in an office where they feel at home.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Winkler enjoys spending as much time as possible with her husband and 2 children. She can also often be found at the gym, visiting the many beautiful parks around town, or searching for new favorite restaurants.
Dr. Akshay Vij
Akshay Vij, BDS, ACT, FAGD, is the specialty care unit director of esthetic & digital dentistry at A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health’s (ATSU-MOSDOH) St. Louis Dental Center. Dr. Vij completed a three-year postgraduate degree in advanced aesthetic & restorative dentistry at UCLA School of Dentistry’s Center for Esthetic Dentistry under the mentorship of Edward McLaren, DDS. Dr. Vij’s area of expertise is in oral rehabilitation using minimally invasive dentistry with a special focus on adhesive dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, implant prosthetics, digital dentistry (including 3D printing and CAD/CAM), and fully guided implant surgery.