Josh Sharpling

BDS (Hons) MFDS RCSEd MClinDent MPros RCSEd
Specialist in Prosthodontics

GDC registration 251169Josh Sharpling

Josh qualified with Honours from King’s College London in 2014. Following this he passed the membership examinations of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and completed postgraduate programmes in aesthetic dentistry and helping anxious patients overcome their fears.

In 2017 Josh was accepted onto a prestigious training programme at King’s College London and Guy’s Hospital. This programme was in the field of Prosthodontics (restoring and replacing teeth). Josh passed this course with a distinction, and now holds the highest formally recognised qualification in the UK in the area of Prosthodontics. This allows him to use the protected title of ‘Specialist Prosthodontist’.

Josh’s areas of interest are repairing and restoring extensively broken-down teeth and replacing missing teeth. He has a large amount of experience in treating complex cases. He believes it is important to look at the mouth and jaw as a whole; planning holistic treatment which matches individual patients’ desires.

Josh is a passionate dentist who is known for his caring attitude towards patients. He is committed to providing them with the highest standard of care, using the most up to date techniques.

Patient Testimonials

“I went to South Coast Dental Specialists to have dental implants, and although the process is yet to be finished, I was impressed by the premises, the welcome, the staff, the technology, and the whole surgical process. Mr Sharpling carried out the procedure, carefully explaining what he was doing as he went along. He was happy to answer the many questions that I asked too, which made me relax in the knowledge that I was in safe hands. On completion of the surgery, aftercare details were fully explained to me, and I left the practice feeling that the remainder of the treatment would be completed in the same professional manner. If I ever in need of any further treatment, South Coast Dental Specialists will be my port of call.”
Gordon, Poole

“I originally contacted South Coast Dental Specialists because I needed a second opinion. So pleased I chose them. It was a pretty traumatic time, and the advice and report provided set my mind at rest. David and Josh have been working on an implant, but in the meantime, I needed two veneers replacing. They are perfect – Josh did a great job. Both dentists are professional, knowledgeable and approachable. Everything is explained in detail before treatment, and they are extremely thorough. All the staff are friendly. I highly recommend them. I just finished all treatment and am happy with the result.”

Josie, Blandford

Case Photos

Josh Sharpling Case 1 – SF came to the practice wishing to replace his missing UR1. We were able to place an implant at the same time as bone grafting, which helped us deliver this fantastic result.

Josh Sharpling Case 2 – MS was referred for treatment of his anterior tooth wear. I used composite filling material to rebuild the teeth, restoring them to the correct aesthetic proportions.

Josh Sharpling Case 3 – JC presented with severe tooth wear, and we provided him with ceramic veneers at an increased OVD. This was done alongside hygiene treatment with Flora, and diet advice. The patient was overjoyed by the final result.

Josh Sharpling Case 4 – LM was referred to us as she wanted a fixed tooth replacement for her UL2. On presentation, she was wearing an ill-fitting acrylic partial denture. I placed an implant in the UL2 region, alongside simultaneous bone grafting, to give the patient a natural final result, which she and I were both pleased with it.


Josh Sharpling Case 5 JM was referred in due to her failing anterior veneers. The veneers had fractured, and she reported not being entirely satisfied with the aesthetics, even before the fracture. Cases like this are always challenging, as patients’ aesthetic expectations are often very high when re-doing anterior aesthetic work. Meticulous planning went into the case, and we were able to produce an excellent final result, which blended in naturally to the final dentition.