Mr. Bill Sharpling


Bill Sharpling is Clinical Dental Technician (CDT), Director of the London Dental Education Centre (LonDEC) & a Senior Clinical Teacher at Kings College London Dental Institute. He has responsibility for running LonDEC, the post qualification training establishment. Prior to this appointment he was Head of Dental Technology at Guy’s, Kings College and St Thomas’ Hospitals and is currently teacher and examiner for KCL Dental Institutes MSc Aesthetic Dentistry & MClinDent (Fixed & Removable Pros) programmes.

Bill qualified in 1986 and spent the next 10 years working as a dental technician 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 hel worked in commercial dental laboratories, the Armed Forces and as the Chief Instructor in Conservative Dental Technology at Guy’s Hospital Dental School. In 1999 Bill completed a Masters 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 dental technology topics and in 2009 was short-listed for the Smile Awards – Aesthetic Technician of the Year. He serves as the CDT representative on the FGDP DCP Committee, on the dental panel of GlaxoSmithKline and also sits on the All Party parliamentary Group for Dentistry.

Committee Members

Dr. Adam S Toft

BARD Conference Committee Role Chair of the BARD Conference Committee

Dr Adam S. Toft qualified in 1995 with Honours from Sheffield University, having already gained a chemistry degree in Bangor, Wales. Since qualifying he has been interested in all aspects of dentistry, especially orthodontics, facial aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry.

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Dr. Sharif Khan

Sharif qualified from Edinburgh University in 1992. He trained in Restorative Dentistry at St. Ann’s Centre for Advanced Dental Studies in Manchester, and studied the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of Implantology at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. After four years of examinations and case presentations he was awarded ‘Master of Clinical Dentistry in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics’ (M.Clin.Dent.) by the University of London. His Masters dissertation was titled

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Dr. Amit Patel

Dr. Amit Patel is a Specialist in Periodontics practising at Grace House Specialist Dental Centre in Birmingham. His special interests are dental implants, regenerative and aesthetic Periodontics. He has considerable experience in most of the mainstream implant systems, including Straumann, Biohorizons, Astra and 3i dental implants. Since 2009, Dr. Patel has introduced an intensive 3 day module on Periodontal & Soft Tissue Aesthetic Considerations in Implant Dentistry. This takes

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Dr. Sunil Hirani

Dr Hirani graduated from Guy’s Hospital, London, England in 1996. He has a Master’s degree in Orthodontics and is a Fellow of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and holds a Membership in Orthodontics from the RCS which was awarded in 2003. In 2005, he passed his exit fellowship, FDS (Orth) which is a marker of Consultant approved training and obtained first place in the UK.

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Dr. Kevin A. Lochhead

Dr. Kevin Lochhead is a Specialist Prosthodontist who has spent over 25yrs working in private practice and is Principal of Edinburgh Dental Specialists. Kevin qualified from Kings College London in 1987. In 1993 after significant private training in advanced restorative dentistry, both in the UK and North America, he established a city centre private practice, concentrating on aesthetics and advanced restorative care. In 2001 he was recognised by the

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Dr. Tony Kilcoyne

Tony Kilcoyne works in a Specialist referral practice Yorkshire, is a current Foundation Training Programme Director (VT Advisor) for Leeds University for over 20 years, a Clinical Director for , was first an elected member of the General Dental Council and then an independently Appointed Dentist member of the GDC. He has worked as a Clinical Teacher in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Leeds and the Eastman

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Dr Andrew Watson

Dr Andrew Watson qualified in 1974 at King’s College London and is a specialist in Endodontics, which is the dental specialty that includes treatments such as the root canal procedure (root treatment). He also achieved an MSc in Endodontics in 1990 and Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons. Dr Andrew Watson spent nearly 20 years running his own general and specialist referral practice in Wiltshire.

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Dr. Tim Eldridge

Since qualifying in Dentistry from Birmingham University Dr Tim Eldridge has gained a wealth of experience in multidisciplinary practices. Early in his career Tim learned from leading clinicians how to integrate and implement non-surgical cosmetic treatments into the dental practice. In 2009 Tim along with his wife Lydia founded myFACE dentistry and facial aesthetics in Cheltenham, and is the principal dentist. Today Tim spends the majority of his time

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