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A Change in the Leadership of the NCCDP Team

Announcing the Appointment of a Part-Time Associate Director

J. William “Bill” Claytor, Jr., DDS, MAGD has recently been named the Associate Director for North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals. At this time he is able to serve in a part-time capacity. Previous to this appointment, Dr. Claytor served as Volunteer Coordinator for Dentists for the NCCDP. Bill graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, and completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received the Academy of General Dentistry’s coveted Fellowship and Mastership, and most recently, the prestigious AGD Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award.

Dr. Claytor earned a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Union College, and currently serves as a consultant and board member of the Dental Well-Being Advisory Committee of the American Dental Association in Chicago. In 2013, Bill was the recipient of the C.V. Winter Advocacy Award from the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals. Dr. Claytor has spoken throughout North Carolina, and the U.S., on the Opioid Epidemic, Burnout, Perfectionism, and Addiction. He also writes for several dental publications and online magazines about digital dentistry, endodontics, cone beam technology, and is a Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply Sirona. Dr. Claytor manages a blog named “Ask Bill” on where he addresses current and relevant issues facing dentists today, including substance abuse, burnout, and professional burnout and well-being.

In his down time, he is an avid watcher of the Andy Griffith Show, where he has virtually memorized all 249 episodes, and loves to be challenged and talk about details of each show. During the first week of March each year, Bill and his wife, Lisa, are glued to their computers watching the Iditarod in Alaska, and have helped sponsor a dog team over the years. While being a devoted UNC sports fan, he has developed a love of curling, and can be found watching the sport on NBCSN late at night.

Bill and Lisa live in Shelby, NC, and enjoy life with their family. William is a nursing student at Gardner-Webb University, and Jennifer a physician at the University of California in San Francisco. Both bring much joy to their family, however, the head of the household is their beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Bailey.