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 co-founded the Scandinavian Academy of Esthetic Dentisry, the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry; and he is now a Life Member of the European, British and Scandinavian Academy of Esthetic dentistry. With these various roles, he nurtures and maintains a network within the international dental community that includes researchers, academicians and clinicians. In 2009 when his mentor Dr John W McLean OBE passed away, he established 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 has organized 6 John McLean Honorary Symposia since 2009 which has contributed to the fund which now stands at approximately £200,000. He was principle owner of a private family practice in Windsor, Berks, UK with an emphasis on preventative, general, and aesthetic restorative dentistry and now has moved back to Denmark to be with his children and grand-children.