Matthew Billington

Co-Founder, Tech Entrepreneur, Dentist

Ranked Number 6 in the UK for the Most Impressive Student Founders by Beauhurst

Email: matt.b98@hotmail.com

KCL Dental Society
Kings College London
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PROFILE

As a young dentist I believed my BDS training was a time to achieve more than just a degree, a place to thrive. I have chosen not to conform to the norm, and strive for excellence with all decisions I make. University has given me the time and the opportunities to accelerate my learning beyond the curriculum, developing my communication, leadership and teamwork skills.

In working to fulfil my ambition, I also have a passion for giving something back. Through my extensive charity and humanitarian work, presidency of the KCL Dental Society, external dental learning, and membership of the Universities Royal Naval Unit, I am setting myself on a path to making a positive difference, driven by impact.

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ACADEMIC AWARDS

Sep 2016 - Current

Tooth-wise Future of Dentistry Awards

  • Ethical Character Award finalist - 2018

  • Dental Student on the year Award finalist - 2019

May 2019

KCL Aaron Gurmail Dental Student of the Year Award

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WORK EXPERIENCE
Society

Tech Entrepreneur

  • Society app Co-Founder – Ranked Number 6 in the UK for the Most Impressive Student Founders (Beauhurst)

Next Retail Store - Corby - Jul 2014

  • Sales Assistant.

Colgate & Tesco Smiles for Life Campaign - Oct 2018

  • Dental and Oral hygiene advice to the general public.

SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS

2007 - 2009

Besiktas Football Club player (Turkey)

2010 - 2012

Corby Town Football Club Academy player

2012 - 2014

Norwich City Football Club Centre of Excellence player

May 2019

PCA (Physical Culture Association) Men’s Physique competitor – British finalist and 5th place at the European Championships

October 2019

PCA (Physical Culture Association) Men’s Physique - Placed in the top 10 physiques in Britain (Under 23s)

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS

2007 - 2009

British International School Istanbul

Director’s Award for schools most outstanding all-round student

Sep 2016 - Current

President of the King’s College London Dental Society

  • In fulfilling my manifesto, I introduced hands-on courses, planned a well-received lecture series, developed a social media communications app, introduced an LGBT society and promoted the society by lecturing at the East-West International Conference in Warsaw.

Oct 2016 - Sep 2017

University Royal Naval Unit

  • Navy training focusing on navigation and seamanship; put into practice during sea weekends and summer deployments.

June 2020

British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Student Representative

KCL student ambassador for the World Dental and Oral Health Congress 2020.

King’s Aesthetic Dentistry Society Representative

EDUCATION

Mini Smile Makeover (Dr Dipesh Parmar) - May 2021

Ethical Sales and Communication Course (Ashley Latter) - May 2021

Anterior and posterior composite training course (Dr Subir Banerji)

Achieving success in private dentistry (Dr Ash Parmar) - Feb 2020

Student cosmetic dentistry training course (Dr Ash Parmar) - March 2020

Live Smile Makeover course (Dr Ash Parmar) - October 2020

Endodontic masterclass course (Dr Shanon Patel) - March 2020

Active member of dentinal tubules, BACD

QUALIFICATIONS

BDS (Hons) - Kings College London 2021

Plymouth College - Sep 2014-Jul 2016

A-Levels in Mathematics (A*), Chemistry (A), Biology (A) AS-Level in Geography (A)

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Prince William School - Oundle - Sep 2011 - Jul 2014

Achieved 11 GCSEs - Mathematics (A*), Further Mathematics (A*), Physics (A*), Chemistry (A*), Biology (A*), Geography (A*), English Language (A*), Literature (A), PE (A), RE (B), French (C)

RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ incl AED) - Aug 2014

CHARITY

Refugee Crisis Foundation Committee member

  • Student Representative.

  • 2 weeks in Bangladesh - January 2019 (Raised £1470 for the charity) – mission was self-funded. Carried out multiple procedures – operative, non-operative and surgical.

  • Implemented the DWT ‘LiveSmart’ programme in the region, providing hundreds of oral hygiene kits to underprivileged children in primary schools.

  • Author of a featured article in KCL e-newsletter.

King’s College London Sanctuary Committee

  • Student co-coordinator for future humanitarian projects. Building international relationships between KCL, Buffalo University US, and St Joseph’s University Lebanon.

  • Conducting and planning a new research project and a further needs assessment for a new international Dental Elective program.

  • Author of a featured article in Mayor of London’s study London newsletter.

  • Presentations given at KCL Alumni weekend.

Student Co-coordinator for Dental Wellness Trust

  • Organised and participated in school visits for the ‘LiveSmart’Programme. (BDS2)

  • Data Collection, Audit and Research.

 

Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon - Emergency dental care for 2 weeks.

King’s College London Widening Participation & Smile Society

  • Presenting in local schools to assist prospective dental students in their applications

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