Dr. Schaeffer, Bill
BDS MBBS FDS RCS (Eng) MRCS (Eng)
Implant Surgeon &
The Implant Centre Co-founder
Bill is exceptionally qualified for his role as one of the implant surgeons at The Implant Centre. Having trained in the UK, Bill is both a dentist and a medical doctor. He is also a qualified surgeon and a registered Specialist Oral Surgeon. As if this was not enough, he also has both a Fellowship and Membership from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
His extensive background in Oral Surgery provided him with the perfect starting point for learning the finer points of implant surgery when he placed his first implant back in 1996. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the most experienced implantologists in the UK and has pioneered techniques now used by implantologists throughout the world.
Bill says, “Using techniques adapted from other branches of surgery, it’s been possible to minimise the amount of surgery that our patients need to go through for their implant treatments and that’s great for our patients”.
Bill’s extensive experience has allowed him to achieve an impressive success rate of over 99% for implants. As he himself admits, “I am obsessive about auditing the implants that I place. Without this you simply cannot tell with certainty what works and what doesn’t and it is the only way to continuously improve what you do”.
Bill recently served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Dental Implantology. The ADI is the largest implant organisation in the UK, and is dedicated to improving the standards of implant dentistry in the UK. To further this aim, Bill became the Director of Education for the ADI in 2009 and, in this role, he has developed and improved the ways that dentists new to implants can get the training they need to become safe and competent clinicians. A necessary part of this was for Bill to train a Faculty of experienced implantologists to help in teaching the next generation of implant dentists – “Training the Trainers”. As a result of all of this, it is not surprising that Bill is also an experienced lecturer and he is regularly invited to speak on the very latest aspects of dental implants all over the world.
In his spare time, he likes to skydive, ski, snowboard and mountain bike, and he is now learning how to ride and how to paraglide.
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