Have you ever asked your doctor friend to recommend a good dental clinic? Or wondered which dentist Singapore health professionals go to themselves?
We’re here to share this “insider information” about dental clinics that doctors go to today. (We bear no affiliations to any of these clinics, nor do we work for any of them).
Most of the clinics below are on the pricier end due to their cumulative years of experience and expertise within the field. Not to worry for those of you working within a budget – we will shortly write another post covering good but affordable dental clinics in Singapore.
Our compiled list is by no means exhaustive – There are plenty of other amazing dental clinics out there that we’ll write up in future posts. Feel free to recommend your own regular dentist as well in the comments section if you think he deserves a shout!
1. TP Dental Surgeons
Best dental clinic Singapore for: Specialist dentistry, complex dental cases, aesthetic dentistry, veneers, braces, implants, root canal treatment, gum contouring.
Address: 391b Orchard Road #26-01, Ngee Ann City, Tower B, Singapore 238874
Phone: 6737 9011
TP Dental are renowned for working on complex cases. Such cases frequently require the combined efforts of a team of specialists.
Most of the specialists at TP Dental (Dr Marlene Teo, Dr Hwang Yee Cheau, Dr Ong Eng Yau, Dr Loh Hong Sai) are concurrently senior lecturers at NUS, so their skills and knowledge are always kept up to date.
Thanks to a large team of 25 dentists, they are open 363 days a year and also have their very own in-house laboratory; meaning you can expect fast turn-around times as a patient. TP Dental covers pretty much all the specialities between themselves, ranging from gum disease to aesthetic dentistry and veneers.
Of notes, Invisalign and braces treatment is carried out only by specialists, as they have 4 full-time resident orthodontists.
The clinic is posh, and their service standards are high – the front desk greets you by first name once they get to know you.
PS Dr Marlene Teo (a periodontist) is a bit of a legend within the dental circles for graduating with honours. The dentistry faculty only produces 1 honours student every 10 years or so!
2. Canaan Surgery
Best dental clinic Singapore for: General dentistry, fillings, scaling and polishing, orofacial pain and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, teeth whitening, braces, Invisalign.
Address: 29 Upper East Coast Road Crescendo Building Singapore 455291
Phone: 6442 0293
Canaan Surgery’s team of 4 dentists are known for their friendly and warm demeanour. Patients also love them for being especially caring and gentle during treatment.
Dr Meow personally chose to have her fillings done with Dr Isaac Chong (yes, even dentists get tooth decay too). This decision was made after she shadowed him as a dental student, and found his treatment to be very detailed and meticulous. This treatment method tends to be much more time consuming, and hence is not commonly practised by many dentists.
Dr Isaac Chong is also proficient in treating orofacial pain and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, having pursued further training in the Orofacial Pain Center at the University of Kentucky.
3. T32 Dental Centre
Best dental clinic Singapore for: Specialist dentistry, crowns and bridges, braces, implants, dentures, paediatric dentistry.
Address: One Orchard Boulevard 17th Floor Camden Medical Centre Singapore 248649
Phone: 6733 1388
T32 Dental is one of the long-time players in the dental industry, with years of experience in specialist areas such as paediatric dentistry and implantology.
General dental practitioners regularly refer the complex crown and bridge cases to Dr Wong Keng Mun (a prosthodontist) at T32 Dental. Most dentists are also familiar with Dr Ang Chee Wan (a periodontist) as he lectures at the Faculty of Dentistry in NUS. Between the both of them, they run a specialised T32 Implant Centre that delivers customised implant care to patients.
T32 Dental also has a paediatric department as pictured above. It’s one of the few dental centres in Singapore specifically put together with children in mind, and we won’t hesistate to have them look after any of our own nephew or nieces.
4. Orchard Scotts Dental Clinic
Best dental clinic Singapore for: Aesthetic dentistry, smile makeover, Invisalign, veneers, teeth whitening, fillings.
Address: 541 Orchard Road Liat Tower #07-01/02 Singapore 238881
Phone: 6732 9939
Orchard Scotts is one of the first dental clinics that comes to mind whenever we’re asked for aesthetic dentistry recommendations.
Dr Jerry Lim and Dr Ronnie Yap are at the forefront of the industry, and regularly travel worldwide to deliver lectures pertaining to aesthetic medicine. Their rates are pricey, but as a result they have state of the art technology and machines – sometimes you can’t have it all!
Many of our dental colleagues also trust Orchard Scotts with their fillings.
Fun fact: Orchard Scotts is the official dental clinic for Miss Singapore Universe finalists.
5. The Oral Maxillofacial Practice
Best dental clinic Singapore for: Oral surgery, implants, wisdom tooth extraction.
Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road #11-43 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre Singapore 329563
Phone: 6737 1649
This oral surgery practice has been established since July 2003 to provide comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery services.
If either of us ever needed to have our wisdom teeth removed, we would go to The Oralmaxillofacial Practice’s Dr Gideon Wee or Dr Winston Tan. We recommend most of our friends to either of them.
Dr Gideon is familiar to many of us as he’s a part time tutor at NUS. He is known for being gentle and caring with his patients, as well as reassuring and meticulous in his work. Dr Tan served as assistant professor in the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery from 1997 to 2003. Both of them are renowned speakers in international circles, and conduct numerous workshops on dental implants and oral maxillofacial surgery.
As it turns out, a quick survey while we were writing this post showed that most of our colleagues had their wisdom tooth removed by either Dr Gideon or Dr Winston – their consensus was that “it didn’t hurt at all!”.
If we missed your favourite dentist or dental clinic in this list, fret not as we’ll be covering more of the best dental clinics in Singapore in our future posts.
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