The John McLean Honorary Lecture
Thursday – 17:10 – 18:00
David Winkler received his DDS from The Royal Dental College of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1983 after having worked as a dental technician for 3 years. He founded the Scandinavian Academy of Esthetic Dentisry, is a founding member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and –co-founded the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry; and is a Life Member of the European Academy of Esthetic dentistry. He has subsequently held the position of President of all these organisations, and in these roles he has been responsible for organizing numerous international conferences both for these organisations as well as other events. He sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. He is extremely passionate about the profession and enjoys passing on this passion and enthusiasm to his colleagues. In 2009 when his mentor Dr John W McLean OBE passed away, he was instrumental in establishing the McLean Fellowship under the auspices of Kings College London to raise funds for supporting clinical research in materials and techniques among the younger generation of dental professionals. He maintains a private family practice in Windsor, Berks, UK with an emphasis on preventative, general, and aesthetic restorative dentistry.