Dr Samintharaj Kumar graduated in Dentistry from Singapore in 2001. During this undergraduate period, he was the 1st South-East Asian recipient for the David B. Scott Research Fellowship Award (International Association for Dental Research)
He spent his final year elective of his medical degree in the Craniofacial Unit at The Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada. During medical school he won a number of prizes for academic merit including the Drummond and Frank Scott Prize for overall performance in preclinical medicine, received awards from the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, The Royal College of Physicians and The Wellcome Trust.
Dr Kumar has had further training in England viz: Anaesthetics/Intensive Care, ENT, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Accident & Emergency, Maxillofacial Surgery and including Plastic Surgery in Singapore. He has also extensive specialist exposure to the field of Non-Surgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation. His training has been acquired through courses with specialists in the non-surgical industry and has successfully performed such treatments for the since 2004.
He has worked with various Dental Implant systems since 2004 including Nobel Biocare, Dentium, Osstem, Straumann and BioHorizons. Dr Kumar sees patients requiring complex dental rehabilitation. He accepts referrals for implant placement, sinus lift surgery, complex bone augmentation and zygomatic dental implants which he also performs under intravenous sedation at Nuffield Dental Clinics.
Dr Kumar previously lectured on the International Qualifying Examination Course at the Eastman and has taught on the Dentist on the Ward courses in Lincoln and Birmingham. He has published papers in internationally peer review journals. Additionally he was also a member of the teaching faculty of the Millimetre Perfect Aesthetic Training courses for Botox and Fillers. He is also an internal examiner for the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) and is a mentor for the Society of the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry(SAAD).
Specialist interests include seeing nervous patients, same day implants, dental implants, denture stabilisation, zygomatic implants, teeth in a day, botulinum toxin, dermal fillers for anti-wrinkle treatment. Sculptra and Chemical peels for rejuvenation of the face and anti-snoring treatment. In addition he sees patients privately for wisdom teeth and difficult extractions. He is particularly able to understand dental patients with complex medical conditions and able to advise specifically on their management within the dental environment