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Dr Marlene Teo
BDS (Hons), MS Periodontology

TP Dental Surgeons

391b Orchard Road #26-01, Ngee Ann City, Tower B, 238874

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Dr Marlene Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore, where she was the 6th dental graduate in its 64-year history to be awarded BDS Honours. Throughout her course of study, Dr Teo was awarded a total of 11 academic and clinical medals, including the Lee Kuan Yew gold medal (best student throughout course of study), the Tratman Silver Medal (Most Distinguished Graduate) and the Dr FAC Oehlers Gold Medal (Best Clinical Student).

Dr Teo subsequently obtained her Masters in Periodontology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was selected as one of four finalists in the prestigious Orban competition. That same year, Dr Teo was also awarded the North Carolina-AADR Turner Research award. She’s an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and an ITI Fellow.

She’s also a key opinion leader for Oral-B, Dentsply Professional, Straumann and Bio-oss and a certified trainer for Dentsply Professional. Dr Teo maintains a clinical practice limited to periodontics and dental implants at TP Dental Surgeons Pte Ltd. She holds an appointment as Adjunct Lecturer at the National University of Singapore. This involves supervising both undergraduates and postgraduates in the Periodontology program and the Certificate in Oral Implantology Singapore course.

Dr Teo lectures extensively in English and Mandarin both locally and internationally. Her areas of interest are soft tissue aesthetics in implant dentistry, multidisciplinary treatment planning, dental tissue regeneration, and treating patients with dental phobias. She passionately believes in leading a holistic and healthy lifestyle to boost immunity and combat periodontal disease.

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5 Feb 2018
Dr Marlene Teo did for me four titanium implants for which I am very happy. She is a clinician with high standards of competence, integrity and professionalism. Besides being an outstanding clinician she has a very pleasant gentle personality. She explains dental procedures very ...
31 Jan 2018
I saw Dr Teo for an extraction and dental implant. Beside being competent, Dr Teo is also very caring and concerned for the patient's comfort level & well being. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Marlene Teo to others who are considering an extraction and/or an implant...
31 Jan 2018
I came for dental extraction, implant surgery, and polishing. Dr Marlene was prompt and pleasant. The Doctor is not only is interested in the dental condition but also the overall well-being of the patient. She gave personal tips on how to improve oral health and stress relieving...
24 Jan 2018

I had a great dental experience. Dr Teoh was very patient with me, and tried her very best to cure my gums.

Glad to say, I now have healthy gums!

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7 STEPS TO A HEALTHY AND ATTRACTIVE SMILE
February 1st, 2018

There's something about a bright, beautiful smile that makes a person really attractive. I know some people like the moody broody look in their partners….. but melancholy only gets you so far.

Imagine waking up to the glums every morning. Ewwww. It would feel like a Monday everyday. 😣

Most people are like me though! I like happy faces. RBFs or RAFs don’t quite cut it; as shown by studies.

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I'M A PERIODONTIST, NOT AN ORTHODONTIST!
February 1st, 2018

I think it’s high time I spoke up for my specialty and discipline. I've been mistaken for an Orthodontist wayyy too many times. 🙄

I love my Orthodontist friends, but I need to tell the world that other specialities in Dentistry exist as well!!

Orthodontists are dentists that specialise in braces to align teeth, while we Periodontists specialise in treating gum disease. We're a fairly rare specimen in Singapore, but the numbers are growing.

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QUIZ: WHY DO YOUR GUMS BLEED?
February 1st, 2018

Gum disease happens when there's too much bacteria in your gums from improper brushing.

Combined with a weakened immune system due to stress, smoking, and lack of sleep, the bone and gum around your teeth start to melt away. As a result, your teeth become loose and shakey, and may eventually fall out.

Gum disease is insidious, and sometimes can be pain-free. I've noticed patients tend to live in denial for a long time, and seek help only when it is TOO LATE. By this time, their teeth will have lost all its surrounding bone, and extraction is the only solution :(

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7 DENTAL IMPLANT QUESTIONS I'M ALWAYS ASKED BY MY PATIENT
January 31st, 2018

Here are a list of questions I'm often asked in the dental chair. I find some really amusing, yet so real!

 

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6 HACKS TO QUELL YOUR DENTAL PHOBIA
January 31st, 2018

I mean, no one will EVER read this post because NO ONE fears the dentist right? The only fear is of not showing up, and hurting your dentist’s fillings (ok sorry, overused bad joke).

Well, just in case you're one of the rare few that might shiver at the thought of your dentist’s gloves, white coat, and smell of Dettol in the office, don’t fret, this article is for you! :))

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Will my gums relapse after gum contouring treatment?

Hi tan57580,we can prevent chances of relapse if the dentist ensures that the bone underneath the gums is 3mm below the newly contoured gum margin. If there is too much bone underneath the gums, it will "push" the gums back to its original position, leading to relapse. The dentist doing the gum reco...

How can I get rid of stubborn bad breath?

Dear Anonymous, I totally agree with Dr Jaclyn Toh. You might also want to check out this article I wrote a while back on the causes of bad breath, if you need more information. Best, Marlene...

Does hypermobility and scoliosis affect health? How do I prevent it from getting worse?

Hi Jennie! As a yoga instructor myself, I totally agree with Dr Ethan. Go for a medical check up to see if it’s anything serious. Some tips with regards to your hypermobile joints: when you are at yoga class, make sure you don’t push yourself too hard as you will be more flexible than the average pe...
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