Director, Gentle Dental Group
National University of Singapore Faculty of Dentistry - Clinical Teacher
2011 to 2014 - Institute of Technical Education - Trainer (NITEC in Dental Assisting)
Trainer for CEREC and Key Opinion Leader, Dentsply-Sirona
Dr JD Tan is a graduate of the National University of Singapore. During his undergraduate studies, he was awarded the Dr Tay and Partners Gold Medal for Best all round Final year student, the University Bronze medal, the IFDEA medal for distinction in Paediatric Dentistry, and was placed on the Deans List.
Upon graduation, he joined the National University Hospital Dental Centre, where he honed his skills in advanced general dental practice. There, he treated both healthy patients as well as medically compromised adults and children, and was also involved in the hospital's public relations and education efforts. After years of hospital practice, Dr JD then joined the private sector, to provide family dental care with an emphasis in advanced technology and dental artistry.
As a strong believer in education and teaching, Dr JD has lectured internationally to other dentists on topics related to digital dentistry, and also teaches undergraduate dental students in the NUS Faculty of Dentistry. He has also previously joined the NITEC (Dental Assisting) Institute of Technical Education course as a trainer. Dr JD is also involved in overseas volunteer work, such as the Operation Smile mission to Bangladesh in 2010. Dr JD has also given lectures to the public on dental topics.
A dedicated dental surgeon who wants the best world-class care for his patients, Dr JD continually updates himself on the latest developments in dental technology and science, including going overseas for cutting edge dental conferences. He is a certified CEREC trainer, a computerised 3d-printing system allowing for customised ceramic restorations, after undergoing training in Bensheim, Germany. He has also been trained in various dental implant systems. He has also underwent training at the famous Las Vegas Institute in the United States of America.
He always aims to treat the patient, not the pain, and believes that trust and a good relationship between dentist and patient is paramount to success in dental treatment. Dr JD also enjoys treating young patients and watching them grow up!
Dr JD is a member of the Singapore Dental Assocation, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (Singapore), Guild of Dental Graduates, and an affiliate member of the American Dental Association.
Outside of dentistry, Dr JD is a married father of a son and daughter, a competent guitarist and an avid cook, and enjoys travelling the world for the finest food around.