Mr Bill Sharpling, UK
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Bill is Associate Dean (CPD) and Director of the London Dental Education Centre (LonDEC) at Europe's largest dental institute, Kings College London Dental Institute. Bill has responsibility for running LonDEC, the post-qualification training establishment at the Dental Institute. Prior to this appointment at LonDEC Bill was the Head of Dental Technology at Guy's, Kings College and St Thomas' (GKT) Hospitals. Bill is a teacher and examiner for KCL Dental Institutes MSc Aesthetic Dentistry & MClinDent (Fixed & Removable Pros) programmes.

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 his appointment as Head of Dental Technology at GKT Bill worked in the Armed Forces and as the Chief Instructor in Conservative Dental Technology at Guy's Hospital Dental School. 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 has lectured extensively within the UK and also lectured internationally on many topics relating to dental technology within dentistry. Bill also works in private dental practice in Harley Street, London at the Harley Steet Oral Reconstruction Centre where, along with other members of the team, he concentrates on full arch implant assisted solutions.

He has served on the editorial board of the Quintessence Journal of Dental Technology and is currently serving on the editorial board of the Royal College of Surgeons Journal “Primary Dental Care”. He has recently authored a chapter in the soon to be published Elsevier “Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry - Principles of Practice”.

Bill serves on the Faculty of General Dental Practice Dental Care Professionals Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons, on the dental panel of GlaxoSmithKline and also sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry. He is a national and international Opinion Leader to a number of dental companies.