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NUFFIELD DENTAL KOVAN

NUFFIELD DENTAL KOVAN

2 KOVAN ROAD
SIMON PLAZA
#01 - 03 Singapore 548008

Phone: 62814313
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About Dr Samintharaj Kumar

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

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Gemma Field
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6 Mar 2019 | Report

Very calming. Before procedure gave me a lot of options. Procedure uncomfortable but no pain. Good medication. Was concerned tooth had been chipped during extraction but informed me it has not.

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Sureya Sahir Noor
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4 Mar 2019 | Report

I was very nervous and Dr Kumar was very accomodating and made sure that I was numb throughout.

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Erwin Yu Kah Pin
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4 Mar 2019 | Report

Surgery was done very swiftly. Overall experience is great. 

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Yong Ying Oh
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4 Mar 2019 | Report

Comfortable. The dentists are very experiened and confident and give a lot of assurance to the treatment.

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Meet The Expert: Dr Samintharaj Kumar - Dentist

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Meet Dr Samintharaj Kumar, a passionate dentist and the founder of Nuffield Dental Clinics. He was also the one who brought the All on 4 (a revolutionary dental technique) invented by Professor Paulo Malo to Singapore. 

He decided to specialise in the field of dentistry because he feels that dentistry lends itself to both the science and the art of crafting smiles, which suits him perfectly in terms of personality.

He was intrigued by the fact that without surgery, he could help people look better and improve their outlook on life. To him, beauty is all about retaining the essence of who you are, without changing too much. 

Watch to find out what he likes about dentistry, his nifty tricks on how to make a patient relax, and his motto in life. 

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A Dentist Tells You When Your Wisdom Tooth Should Be Extracted And The Costs Involved

Most of us (adults) have 32 permanent teeth; 16 on both your upper and lower jaw. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, come in at the very back of our mouth, with one at the end of each row of teeth. They usually don’t develop fully until the ages of 18 to 24. 

Unfortunately, more often than not, our jaws don't have enough space for them to erupt properly. Thus, they can often cause dental problems. 

While wisdom teeth removal is one of the more common dental procedure in Singapore, people often wonder if it's necessary to extract them if they aren't causing any pain. 

Dr Samintharaj Kumar, an experienced dentist shared his thoughts with a reader on DxD's Ask A Doctor platform. Here's what he had to say. 

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Hi there, Thank you for your email. Medisave is a national medical savings scheme setup by the Government of Singapore to help subside surgical treatment for Singaporeans and Permanent Resident. It helps you meet future personal or immediate family's hospitalisation, day surgery and...
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The history and photo suggests a wisdom tooth which lacks sufficient space to erupt. This is a frequent cause of gum swelling at the back. When there is insufficient space for the wisdom tooth to erupt, there is typically gum that covers part of it. This condition is called pe...
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Hi there and thank you for your question. It is true that there is a possibility of temporary or permanent nerve damage following the removal of a lower wisdom tooth. I usually tend to ascertain this risk with the use of an Xray and quite often a 3D CT scan if the nerve is seen ...
31 Jan 2019
Good morning, I get asked this question quite frequently in clinics. Did you know that up to 10% of us have gummy smiles ? Hence there are solutions for you and I am sure you will be comfortable with one of the options suggested below: There are a few reasons as to why one can...
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I understand that both you and your family are concerned about your father's blood pressure. It sounds like there is a possibility of 'white coat' syndrome where the blood pressure is increased only due to the 'nervousness' a patient might have when he sees a dentist or doctor. ...
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The history and photo suggests a wisdom tooth which lacks sufficient space to erupt. This is a frequent cause of gum swelling at the back. When there is insufficient space for the wisdom tooth to erupt, there is typically gum that covers part of it. This condition is called pe...
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Hi there and thank you for your question. It is true that there is a possibility of temporary or permanent nerve damage following the removal of a lower wisdom tooth. I usually tend to ascertain this risk with the use of an Xray and quite often a 3D CT scan if the nerve is seen ...
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I am glad you have asked this question as it sounds like you are probably on the verge of choosing a dentist to help with this long standing problem of chronic wisdom tooth infection. Having that bit of flesh over the back of the wisdom tooth typically allows food to get stuck un...
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Good morning, I get asked this question quite frequently in clinics. Did you know that up to 10% of us have gummy smiles ? Hence there are solutions for you and I am sure you will be comfortable with one of the options suggested below: There are a few reasons as to why one can...
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I have had a good look at the photograph. Yes you are correct. These are indeed 'mamelons' which are completely normal and are of no clinical significance at all. Mamelons are actually 3 round protuberances which are a result of how a tooth germ cells forms enamel. Typically we...
1 Dec 2018
It is always worrying for parents when the permanent teeth start to erupt and appear to be crooked. Yes you are correct to be worried about milk teeth which are not shaky at this stage. This can be due to the permanent teeth not erupting immediately below the milk teeth and in very ...
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