Winnipeg orthodontist William Anthony (Billy) Wiltshire qualified as a dentist at the University of Pretoria with final year distinctions in Community Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry, following which, he completed his BChD (Honores) with Dental Biomaterials as his major (cum laude). His first Masters degree, the M. Dent in Restorative Dentistry was awarded, also cum laude, for his in vitro and in vivo work on Resin Bonded Bridges.
Next, he completed the 4-year full time specialty Master’s degree in Orthodontics, receiving the MChD(Orth) from the University of Pretoria in 1989 and registered as a specialist orthodontist with the South African Medical and Dental Council. Subsequently in 1995, he was awarded a Doctorate in Science, the DSc(Odont) for his research work on “Restorative and Orthodontic Perspectives of Clinical Dentistry.”
Academically, Professor Wiltshire served as Professor and Head of the Department of Orthodontics and Chief Orthodontic Specialist at the University of Pretoria until he moved to Canada. Dr. Wiltshire took the exams of Royal College of Dentists of Canada and attained Fellowship in Orthodontics in the Royal College. He is also a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists.
Clinically, Dr. Wiltshire practices as a registered and licensed orthodontic specialist with Kids Dental and the multi-disciplinary Southwest Specialty Group practice in Tuxedo, Winnipeg. He is licensed as a specialist orthodontist in Canada with the Manitoba Dental Association and the United Kingdom with the General Dental Council. He is also eligible for registration in South Africa.