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About Dr Gerald Tan

 

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1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Dental Surgeon

2. Services

  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Aesthetic Dentistry and Digital Smile Design
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction with Dental Implants and Dental Crowns
  • Wisdom Tooth Surgery
  • General Oral Surgery
  • Sedation Dentistry for Patients with severe Dental Anxiety

3. Experience

After spending 12 years in the prestigious Anglo-Chinese School (Singapore), Dr Gerald Tan graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Surgery from the Faculty of Dentistry, the National University of Singapore in 2003. He went on to pursue post-graduate qualifications in 2007 and 2008 from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgery, Sydney and the Faculty of General Dental Practice and the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England in London respectively. He achieved an Honorary Fellowship to the International College of Dentists, Michigan, USA in 2015. As of 2020, he is one of only two dental surgeons in Singapore who is recognized with membership in the prestigious Joint Dental Faculties, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Also as of 2020, he is one of only 10 dental surgeons in Singapore conferred with a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists USA. And lastly, as of 2020, he is one of only 2 dental surgeons in Singapore conferred with a fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy USA.

He was voted by his peers to be the youngest and longest-serving president of the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore (ADSS) from 2012-2016. ADSS also selected him to be on the Singapore Dental Association’s Ethics Committee in 2014. His past experience as a commissioned Dental Officer at the Singapore Armed Forces, National Dental Centre Singapore, SingHealth Polyclinics, and the School Dental Centre, Health Promotion Board enriched him with necessary skills to start his own private group practice in 2013 by the name of Elite Dental Group, with a vision to eliminate severe dental anxiety often associated with complex dental treatment. Since graduating in 2003, Dr Tan has travelled to over 35 cities all around the globe and has attended over 100 postgraduate dental seminars, symposiums, exhibitions, courses, and internships at the best and most well-respected dental clinics in the world.

In 2019, he was appointed as the Global Head of the Novena Global Lifecare Dental Division, with a vision of expanding to multiple locations in South East Asia.

Outside of the clinic, Dr Tan volunteers at the Singapore Zoo where he offers dental treatment for animals in need. He goes on medical and dental mission trips to developing communities such as the ones organised by the Medical Ministry of Wesley Methodist Church. He is actively involved in The Anglo-Chinese School Old Boys' Association and plays competitive tennis.

4. Awards and Achievements

  • Honorary Fellowship to the International College of Dentists
  • Membership in the prestigious Joint Dental Faculties, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • A fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists USA
  • A fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy USA
  • Appointed as the Global Head of the Novena Global Lifecare Dental Division

5. Publications 

6. More Information

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