Prof Bill Sharpling, UK
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Associate Dean (CPD) & Director LonDEC
Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences King’s College London
Honorary Professor RAK College of Dental Sciences, UAE
Fellow – International Team in Implantology (ITI)
Fellow – British Academy of Restorative Dentistry
Fellow – Faculty of Dental Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Fellow – College of General Dentistry

Bill is Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Director of the London Dental Education Centre (LonDEC) at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London which is Europe’s largest dental institute and is ranked No. 1 in the world for dentistry. Bill has responsibility for running LonDEC, the post-qualification training establishment at the faculty. LonDEC was awarded “Best Dental Education & Training Centre, UK” in 2019 and 2020.

He qualified in 1986 and spent the next 10 years working in the U.K and abroad where he gained advanced qualifications in fixed and removable prosthodontics. Prior to working in academia Bill worked in the Armed Forces (British Army, Royal Army Dental Corp for 16 years). In 1999 Bill completed a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) at one of London’s Business Schools where he graduated with a distinction

Bill is a teacher and examiner for the faculty’s MSc Aesthetic Dentistry & MClinDent Fixed & Removable Prosthodontic programmes. He has lectured extensively within the UK and internationally. Bill also works in private practice in Surrey. He is also the External Examiner for the BSc(Hons) Clinical Dental Technology programme that runs at UCLan. Bill Chairs the CPD wokstream for the global initiative – DentALLiance – this is a collaborative venture between some of the worlds leading dental schools – King’s, Melbourne, Singapore and North Carolina.

He has served on the editorial board of the Quintessence Journal of Dental Technology and is currently serving on the education committee of the International Federation of Denturists. He has authored/co-authored a number of refereed published papers and has recently authored a chapter in the Elsevier “Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry - Principles of Practice” as well as a chapter on Occlusion and use of articulators in the Wiley published “Practical Procedures in Aesthetic Dentistry”.

Bill has served on the Faculty of General Dental Practice Dental Care Professionals (DCP) Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons working with other members to formulate strategy relating to DCP Education, has been a member of the dental panel of GlaxoSmithKline and is a UK and Global Opinion Leader for several dental companies. Bill sits on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry contributing to oral health strategies that form part of governmental policy. He is a Council member of the College of General Dentistry and Chairs/sits on a number of College working Groups

Bill is a Fellow of the College of General Dentistry and has a Fellowship of the International Team in Implantology (ITI), Fellowship of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.