Dentist, BSc, DDS
One meeting with Dr. “Bill” Sharun and you’ll understand why he’s known as the life of the party. His big smile and gentle demeanor put everyone at ease.
A graduate of the University of Alberta dental program, Dr. Bill has been practicing dentistry for 37 years. He’s been instrumental in the advancement of his profession through his work with local, provincial and national dental organizations.
1994 – 1995: Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C), President, involved in preventing the closure of the University of Alberta Faculty of Dentistry
1996: Canadian Dental Association (CDA), elected Governor
2004 – Present: University of Alberta Dental Alumni Association, President
2009: ADA&C Award of Excellence recipient
2009: University of Alberta Alumni Association Honour Award recipient
2010 – 2012: Homeless Connect Edmonton, volunteer dental care provider
Dr. Bill is an avid Eskimos and Oilers fan; so don’t be surprised if you see him at the next game. Even if you don’t catch him under the scoreboard, he’s always interested in talking about what was on it. Edmonton has long been Dr. Bill’s home, so he’s keen to give back to the community he lives in. He’s served on the Board of Directors and as President for Edmonton’s Ronald McDonald House since 1999, acting as Capital Campaign Chair and helping to raise $11.5M for the house. He was elected trustee for the Stollery’s Hospital Foundation in 2010.
He also volunteers with Kindness in Action (KIA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing basic dental care, pain relief, and oral disease prevention to the underprivileged in poverty-stricken communities outside of North America. Dr. Sharun has done seven KIA missions and plans on more.