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Our thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones.

R.I.P. WILLIAM BUXTON

It is with sadness and a woeful sense of loss that we announce the sudden passing of a great man in the Denturism world. William Buxton (Jr), or Bill as his friends called him, was large in physique, but had an even bigger heart and often went out of his way to assist and serve others, even strangers. He was a giving kind person, a man with humour and humility, and major driving force in the Maine Denturist movement. He loved being involved, to see the profession move forward and grow. He certainly deserved the respect of his colleagues and friends and the many who looked up to him. When I attended the IFD World Symposium in the USA last year, it was a highlight to eventually meet William Buxton personally! His passion for the profession was contagious and he enriched my life!
Bill was the CEO at New England School of Dental Technology in Maine, USA, and President at New England Denture Center since his father, legendary Bill (Sr) passed away 5 years ago and served the profession in numerous capacities. Firmly rooted in his local community he was also Partner at Coffee Break Cafe' 2012, LLC with his fiancée, Cheryl Bouchard. Bill lived in Glenburn Center outside Bangor, off Pushaw Lake in Eastern Maine. 
Bill attended Fredericton High School in New Brunswick, Canada and studied Denturism at George Brown College in Toronto. He worked for 16 years as a registered Dental Technician in Canada and around 18 years as a Denturist in the USA. Bill has licence #4 in the state of Maine and his dad was #3. He served on the Maine state Dental Board for more than 10 years. He was the first Denturist to achieve that distinction, along with numerous other accomplishments and would have had grounds to be very proud of himself, but always remained humble. Bill (Jr) and his dad Bill (Sr), devoted their adult lives to further the objectives in this profession. They employed and provided bursaries for numerous Denturists to graduate from George Brown College in Toronto. His daughter Stephanie was amongst them. Bill adored the women in his life: his daughter Stephanie, his mother Nancy, (another stalwart of the profession) his maternal grandmother Gloria, and of course his fiancée since 2009, Cheryl. Only a month ago Bill had the pleasure of attending the graduation of the first group of students attaining the Denturism qualification at NESDT. On the day, he certainly beamed with pride. 
Nancy, Stephanie (and Shawn Alan), Cheryl and Gloria, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Bill will be missed greatly – his sphere of influence ripples wide; in Maine, the USA nationally, and certainly internationally. We at Denturism Advocators will be thinking of you all during this difficult time.

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On September 26th 2018, at the Cocktail opening the IFD Annual General Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, Mr. Duffy Malherbe was inducted into the Brotherhood of Sterkenburgers.

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