Biography of William Saunders
William Philip (known as Bill) Saunders joined the University of Glasgow Dental School in 1988 as Senior Lecturer in Clinical Practice. He was appointed Titular Professor of Clinical Practice in 1993 and Personal Professor of Endodontology in 1995. He left the University in 2000 to take up the post of Professor of Endodontology and Dean of Dentistry at the University of Dundee.
Saunders graduated BDS from the Royal Dental Hospital of London in 1970. Following graduation, he spent five years as a Dental Officer in the Royal Air Force. He then worked in general dental practice for six years. In 1981, he joined the University of Dundee as a lecturer in the Department of Conservative Dentistry. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Dundee in 1986.
Professor Saunders's research interests include broad aspects of Endodontology and applied Dental Materials. His clinical interests include surgical and non-surgical root canal treatment and restoration of the root filled tooth. He has been President of the British Endodontic Society and is Chairman of the Education Committee of the European Society of Endodontology. He sits on the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Dental Faculty. He is President-elect of the European Society of Endodontology.