The Oral Care Centre – Dental Specialist Group

By: The Oral Care Centre  10/06/2008
Keywords: Dentistry, Dental Specialists, Dental Clinic

The Oral Care Centre is pleased to announce its official opening on the 3rd May 2008. The Clinic’s dental team comprises of dental specialists in various fields with years of clinical, teaching and research experience. Combined with the best of modern technology, their aim is to diagnose and provide appropriate treatment to achieve a beautiful smile with minimal discomfort and pain. The scope of work includes cosmetic dentistry, oral rehabilitation via the use of dental implants, crowns, bridges and removable appliances such as mouth guards and aesthetic dentures, the treatment of gum disease, gum recession and sensitive teeth, braces and root canal treatment. More often than not, each patient will require the expertise of several specialists working together in a multi-disciplinary fashion. Each treatment plan is customized to the patient’s needs and expectations taking into the account of their lifestyle, medical condition and so forth. The co-partners of The Oral Care Centre are Dr Adeline Wong, a prosthodontist whose years in the School Dental Service has honed her clinical skills to an exceptional level and Dr Yasmin Akrum, a periodontist who was previously from the National Dental Centre. Both are still active as clinical lecturers in the National University of Singapore and are fellows of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore). The other specialists are Dr Lim Kheng Ann, a well-known oral surgeon in the local and international circuit, Dr Aidan Yeo , also an oral surgeon and active in continual dental education series for professionals, Dr Chng Huey Shin and Dr Leroy McCully, both of whom are endodontists. The practice of periodontics (gum disease) is yet an under-utilised treatment as most people in Singapore are unaware, ignorant or fearful of treatment. The last Dental Survey done in Singapore shows that 85% of Singaporeans have some form of gum disease but most do not seek treatment. Periodontitis (gum disease) if detected and treated early has a very successful outcome and it will certainly save your teeth and smile. The practice of prosthodontics involve restoring the broken down teeth which may occur from a variety of reasons such as decay, excessive wear or erosion so as to provide aesthetics and function to the patient. Essentially, a prosthodontist restores the smile, ability to chew and confidence to the patient. Cosmetic dentistry which includes teeth whitening or bleaching is also part of prosthodontics. The Oral Care Centre is located at the newly launched Novena Medical Centre with full operation theatre facilities, a laboratory and radiological backup. The MRT is conveniently located at the basement and a concierge at the lobby available to handle most requests as wheelchairs, taxis etc.

Keywords: Braces, Cosmetic Dentistry, Crowns, Dental Bridges, Dental Clinic, Dental Implantology, Dental Implants, Dental Services, Dental Specialists, Dentist, Dentistry, Dentures, Endodontics, Gum Disease, Gum Treatment, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Root Canal, Specialist Dental Services, Teeth Whitening, TMJ Disorders