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The majority of dental treatments are carried out to prevent or treat the two most common oral diseases which are dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum disease). Common treatments involve the restoration of teeth, extraction or surgical removal of teeth, scaling and root planing and endodontic root canal treatment.

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Common dental treatments

By nature of their general training, GP dentists in Singapore can can carry out the majority of dental treatments.

Examples include:

  • Restorative dental treatment
  • Dentures
  • Root canal treatment
  • Gum therapy
  • Extraction of teeth

Dentists can also prescribe medications such as antiobiotics, and any other drugs used in patient management.

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23 Apr 2018

Dr Gerald is friendly, knowledgable, passionate about the various dental care, dental treatments, teeth maintenance and much more.

He will do his utmost best to maintain your tooth, and to recommend the necessary advice as in my case where a crack tooth (upper left jaw) was observed during the recent cleaning. He advised the potential hazards/risk if I did not address it in both the short and long term.

There was no pressure to fix immediately, but rather that I should take note of the potential hazard if no actions were taken - in short, it is in the patient's own time own target to get his/her tooth fix.

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31 Oct 2018
I came in to do some fillings, and was so pleasantly surprised that the procedure was really quick and painless. Fillings were virtually invisible and some ugly brown patches I had on my teeth essentially disappeared after the treatment. I had some acid corrosion issues on the teeth and received excellent advice on dealing with it. I would highly recommend Dr Gerald Tan for patients who want to get in integrity with their teeth.
Treatment Cost : $200
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12 Nov 2017

Dr Gerald Tan has been my dentist from the time he started his private practice - Elite Dental Group. He came highly recommended to me and I have since had multiple dental treatments, almost all under the skilful hands of Dr Gerald. Unbeknownst to me, I had been wearing dental bridge, comprising four incisors (done at another dental practice four years earlier) that was structurally unstable. In my first consultation with Dr Gerald, he cautioned that the bridge could collapse at any time as it lacked support of dental implants.

Dr Gerald patiently explained the entire mechanism of dental implant which essentially guarantees stability and durability. The procedure indeed sounded daunting. It involved cutting the gum, drilling holes into the bone, screwing the titanium posts into the holes, and suturing. I was left with a decision - to have it replaced, or to carry on wearing till it collapsed. I needed little convincing that the best option was to have a new stable one made, sooner rather than later. So began my journey on a quest for beautiful teeth. The first of several procedures was to get fitted with braces to correct my poor bite. 9 months later when the braces came off, bone grafting was performed to bump up the volume of bone. This took another several months. Following the success of the bone graft, dental implant surgery followed.

With two procedures out of the way, and while I was quietly excited in coming close to getting beautiful teeth, I must admit I was overwhelming nervous at the impending surgery. As it turned out, the only pain inflicted was from the injections of the anaesthesia. Though the process lasted more than 2 hours, under the skilful hands of Dr Gerald, at no time did I experience pain or discomfort. The downside of being on local anaesthesia was that I was fully conscious and could hear and feel the sound and vibration of the drill and the titanium posts being screwed it. That was just a little unnerving. When the anaesthesia wore off, there was just a mild discomfort which lasted just that night. However, swelling and bruising in the region around the mouth and face were quite severe, but these subsided over days. The final and much anticipated procedure, the crowning glory. The ceramic crowns were finally fitted.

The quality of the material, the shape and size and colour of the crowns were discussed with me prior, but I largely left the decision to Dr Gerald's expertise. Not only do the ceramic crowns look like real teeth, Dr Gerald's decision to give them added length to compensate for my low lip line made a huge difference when I smile and speak. The entire procedure turned out to be much less traumatising as I had anticipated. For anyone who wishes to have dental implant surgery, I hope you would go through the experience I had - painless, comfortable and uneventful. Then, this could only be possible with an experienced and skilful dental surgeon like Dr Gerald Tan who is a master of his craft. I admire Dr Gerald's professionalism and sincerity. He is easy to talk to and was genuinely interested in listening to my dental issues, and involved me in discussing the treatment plans he had for me. He allowed me a say in how I wanted the desired result to be and did not undermine nor override my input but patiently explained his professional view point. Dr Gerald takes pride in his work, and values his relationship with his patients. During the dental implant surgery, he would periodically enquired if I was doing ok. Post surgery, he would personally text to enquire the status of my recovery. I appreciated that he cared to follow up. Dr Gerald Tan is a dental surgeon whose skills and professionalism have been tried, tested and exceeded beyond expectation. I have come to trust and believe in him. I admire his well trained staff members who are warm and friendly. Dr Gerald checked all the boxes!

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15 Dec 2017

Kudos to Dr Gerald Tan and team. My daughter was recently involved in an e-scooter accident in Pasir Ris and her front tooth fall off from the incident. Also she had 3 stitches to her gum and also one of the other tooth may be dead. I was introduced to Dr Gerald Tan by a friend.

We made an appointment to see Dr Gerald Tan. Prior to meeting Dr Gerald Tan, my daughter was unable to see herself in the mirror as she was ashamed of her face after the accident. Thank God, we managed to find the missing tooth at the place of accident and Dr Gerald Tan and team was able to place back the tooth that fall off, albeit just a temporary measure.

It was a successful dental procedure and what matter most, Dr Gerald Tan brought back the missing smile back to my daughter. Only God knows how I felt when he completed the procedure. My daughter was able to see her face again in the mirror and that is the best present i ever had in my life, her beautiful smile again. Thank you Dr Gerald Tan. May God Bless you.

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19 Feb 2018
Had a great experience with Dr Gerald Tan. He would explain in details what are the possibilities that I would expect during the tooth extraction. His skills was so awesome that I felt painless during the whole tooth extraction process. Highly recommended dentist in Singapore!
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28 Aug 2018

I have had missing 2 teeth for many years now and I have always wanted to have them on my looks and bite. However, I have extreme dental phobia and I have been through countless dentists in my life without being able to overcome my fear of the surgery. My medical doctor advised me to go to see his dentist, Dr. Gerald Tan from Elite Dental Group for a consultation, because he is well known in Singapore for Dental Implant Surgery and for managing dental anxiety.

I don't have a good first impression because I have to wait almost 30 minutes to meet him because the clinic was crowded. His staff was very apologetic to keep waiting but when i finally saw him, i changed my mind. His honesty and genuine concern about my fear gave me confidence to go ahead with the dental implant surgery under IV sedation. When it was over, I felt almost no pain and the surgery lasted no more than 30 minutes and from then on, I'm happy to say that my fear of the dentist has finally been removed! I would highly recommend Dr. Tan and his team to anyone who needs a good dentist but be prepared to wait!

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10 Dec 2017

I brought my mum to see Dr Gerald Tan on the advice from my Family doctor, Dr Moti Vaswani. He highly recommended him as a skilful dentist in dental implants.

My mum has been suffering from malnutrition and a whole host of medical conditions like Diabetes and she cannot get the nutrition that her body needs because she is missing so many teeth and she cannot chew and enjoy her food.

Because of this, my mum has shrunk in size over the years and finally our family decided to fund her to get dental implants done so that she can chew and enjoy food again and hopefully regain her strength and weight.

Dr Gerald was very reassuring and patient with my mum and he even went the extra mile to call Dr Moti to find out from him in detail, about my mum's long list of medication and all of her medical conditions because he wanted to be sure that he could do the implant surgery for her safely . He was not pushy and explained in easy to understand terms to all of our family members about the benefits and risks of the surgery.

Although my mum was quite frail, Dr Tan's team of anaesthetists gave us reassurance that we could do the implant surgery for my mum safely just as long as her Diabetes is under good control. The surgery was over in 1 hr instead of the projected 2 hours, and when my mum woke up she didnt feel any pain at all! This was about 3 months ago and we recently went back to Dr Tan for a review, and my mum is so happy with her new teeth and has gained 3 kg!

Thank you Dr Tan and your wonderful team! Highly recommended to anyone who needs dental implants.

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16 Dec 2017

Excellent. The overall experience has always been good. Dr Tan and his staff are patient, and sensitive to patient's needs and advise accordingly without the pressure of selling treatments.

Dr Tan will explain in detail the effects of dental matters, and to advise different options available. I feel very comfortable with the clinic despite having fear of dentists.

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17 May 2018

Today i had a really outstanding experience with Dr Gerald Tan from Elite Dental Group. I came in with so much anxiety, but walked out with a changed perception of Dentistry.

I have been missing teeth for many years and dreading the day when i have no choice but to face reality and to go for dental implant surgery. That day finally came when i realised that i could no longer bite and my other teeth was very worn down.

I went to see Dr Gerald Tan under the advice of other doctor colleagues ( i am staff at KK hospital ), because i didn't know which dentist to go to. Dr Tan's name came up several times during my conversations with them so i decided to give him a try. The clinic staff at Elite Dental were very friendly and very approachable.

The clinic is very nice and cosy and centrally located at somerset. When you are in the clinic there is nice piped in music to listen to and loads of amenities to keep you busy while you are waiting for the Doctor.

I was seen 10 minutes late but when Dr tan finally greeted me, to my surprise he spent a good 30 mins talking to me and tried to understand why i was so fearful of the dentist. This put me immediately at ease and for once i felt respected and cared for, my experience was totally different from the other dentists I've been to.

I felt that he cared more about me as a person rather than be so fixated about fixing my tooth issues which i was avoiding for so many years. After a thorough and detailed explanation with X-rays, pictures, drawings and 3D animations, i felt comfortable to go ahead with the implant surgery at a very reasonable price.

Dr Tan was very patient with me even though i had a million questions to ask due to my anxiety. The Surgery was quick, painless and over in less than 30 minutes! And i could not have been happier! I would highly recommend Elite Dental to any of my colleagues in KK hospital but at the same time I'm also hoping i don't have to go for surgery again!!

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8 Apr 2018
I've been going to Dr. Tan for several years and I appreciate his high degree of proficiency and welcoming attitude. Moreover, I've been grateful that Dr. Tan has taken the time to explain various treatments to me and hasn't tried to oversell me on any uneccessary work. I was at risk of losing a tooth, but thanks to Dr. Tan's care and competency, we were able to save it and the procedure went smoothly.
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14 Jan 2018

I had problems with my wisdom teeth.

I'm from Jakarta and I approached Dr Tan with my wisdom teeth swollen. In Jakarta the doctor there gave me medicine to reduce the swelling. After the swelling has subsided, he will then proceed to extract the teeth. However, it would be a living nightmare for me as I would have to wait for more than an hour.

I flew to Singapore to meet Doctor Moty Vaswani and he recommended me to see Dr Tan. Dr Tan extracted my teeth over a few days using anaesthesia and I experienced no pain at all. The whole process only took 5 - 10 minutes. I could eat after 4 hours! Best experience I ever had for teeth extraction!

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23 Mar 2018

Dr Lee was patient and professional throughout my entire treatment, as well as during all my post treatment follow up sessions.

I am very happy with the results. I have and will continue to recommend friends to her, as well as my own kids when their need arises.

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11 Feb 2016

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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1 Dec 2018

My teeth are almost perfect now thanks to Dr. Lee! She is a fantastic doctor whom I highly recommend to anyone looking for an orthodontist. I had an overbite which has been corrected effectively and efficiently with braces thanks to her careful planning and recommendations.

I'm glad I left it in her good hands as Dr. Lee is one of the top known specialists in the field locally. Her professionalism is balanced with a warm, sunny personality that puts anyone at ease.

You can tell she truly cares for her patients and aims to do excellent work. She is well connected to other top doctors in the industry should you need additional help like I did (jaw surgery). The clinic is very modern, the staff are all very nice. Everything to smile about!

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3 Jul 2018
Great doctor. Clear review and action plan. Cured from gum disease in 2 sessions.
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8 Apr 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 techniques, which were beneficial to my condition. All queries were answered in detail with the use of visual aids and drawings.

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19 Aug 2018

I came to see Dr Lee for orthodontic treatment. She was pleasant, very meticulous and patient. She was also competent in her field, and detailed in answering my queries.

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12 Aug 2017

I had a good dental experience cleaning and patching my teeth with Dr Huang. He did a thorough cleaning job, and even took time to clearly explain about my teeth condition, and what I can do to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

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19 Aug 2018

My experience with Dr Huang was amazing! He is gentle, caring and also informative! He made me feel comfortable while doing both extractions and cleaning. He will also inform me on what he was about to do, or had done.

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19 Aug 2018

I came to Dr Huang for scaling and polishing, as well as to fit my retainers. It was a great all round experience!

He is a patient and friendly doctor with a gentle touch. He carefully explained the different treatments during each visit, and does not hard sell.

 

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19 Aug 2018

I have a fear of visiting dentists, but it was a fantastic experience. Dr Huang was very patient, and took the time to explain the x ray pictures to me.

He was gentle on the cleaning, and clearly described his procedures. Very professional and I felt very assured. 

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19 Aug 2018

Great experience! A very friendly, detailed and dedicated dentist with very steady hands. Good explanation of the processes that he had carried out. Two thumbs up!

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22 Mar 2018

It was a lovely experience coming back to my appointments with Dr Sylvia Tan.

She as well as the nurses there were super patient with me and had always been welcoming. Definitely a wonderful experience :)

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23 May 2017

I come here for braces treatment, and get along very well with Dr Sylvia. She understands me, as a person and not just my teeth.

Would like to spend more time having my dental hygiene monitored/ cleaned and talking to her during follow up.

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21 Oct 2016

Dr Jerry Lim did the treatment in the filling and removal of old mercury filling. He was gentle, caring, and definitely very skillful! 

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9 Feb 2018

I love my results very much. I found my confident smile thanks to Doctor Lim. Overall I have nothing to complain about! Definitely have to visit here if you wanted to do Invisalign.

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15 Mar 2017

An Invisalign miracle happened on me here. I have visited numerous dentists prior to selecting Orchard Scotts Dental Dr Ronnie Yap. The previous dentists I consulted all suggested extraction of teeth as I had a serious overcrowding issue. It didn't make any sense to me that I have to remove healthy teeth. One Dentist even suggested a jaw expansion thingy to be stuck in my mouth for 6months, he said cos my jaw is small hence overcrowding. Absurd!


Dr Ronnie Yap did my Invisalign program without a single tooth extraction. He confidently mentioned to me that if I were to extract teeth out, I would have a "collapsed smile" and that wouldn't be nice at all. I am now 10 months into my aligner program and my teeth have shifted so much and becoming so much straighter that I couldn't believe my eyes. Dr Yap is a saviour to great smiles. I am very satisfied with "yet to even complete" Invisalign journey and am enjoying every change of aligner (weekly), cos I know I'm one step away from dream smile. :D

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13 Aug 2017

Dr Ronnie Yap was very clear with my options from the start and was coherent in explaining my entire journey ahead and process of the treatment.

He also kept me updated sufficiently where necessary. His dental and administrative staff were also very proficient and helpful throughout.

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3 Jun 2017

I did Invisalign & had a great experience throughout the process. It changes my looks and smile. Dr Yap is very patient!

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5 Dec 2017

Dr Ronnie Yap is very professional and really friendly. I have enjoyed the experience here and I am really happy with the outcome. Thank you Dr Yap!

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16 Mar 2017

I did Invisalign with Dr Yap, and I feel that everything is great. I don't feel any pain at all as he is a very gentle doctor, and he was able to solve the problem that I've highlighted to him. Thank you so much Dr Yap.

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10 Oct 2018

The extraction procedure was almost painless with only very minimal discomfort. And he even played my favourite music to help me feel more calm.

I would recommend Dr Ooi to my friends and families in the future. Thanks Dr Ooi!

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17 Aug 2018

I did normal teeth cleaning with Dr Ooi and yes, experience is pleasant. I will gag very easily but Dr Ooi knows how to minimise that as he goes about his work. Dr Ooi is also very patient, takes the time to explain some problem areas with my gums and teeth. He also takes the effort to get to know me as a person and my family. He is not just transactional but very concerned as well also.

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8 Aug 2018

The doctor was able to fully explain my condition and provide different choices to fix my problem. I was also comfortable to express my worries as he made me feel comfortable.

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14 Jan 2018

Dr Ooi is very friendly, he always chat with me so that I won’t feel too nervous. The outcome is satisfactory. After seeing before and after photos, I feel that the time wearing braces is all worth while.

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4 Jul 2018

Execellent straightening braces result!

Dr ooi has been extremely helpful and I'm really satisfied with the overall outcome!

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24 Aug 2018

I felt very comfortable and at ease during the whole procedure.

Dr Jing Liang was very caring and concern about my well being and considered my circumstances while conducting the whole procedure.

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22 Aug 2018

I have always been positive and very pleased with Dr Ooi since I consulted him, which is the reason why I recommended my family and friends to Dr Ooi and they were very pleased with him too :)

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23 Aug 2018

I did braces with Dr Ooi and he is a great dentist, he is always careful in handling all that is needed for my tooth treatment. A smile always from his face, that bring almost all the fear of many people drag of seeing a dentist away.

I pretty much happy with my teeth straightening through the process, and glad I have lesser teeth problem, Dr Ooi is very cheerful, he always finds out how his patient is when seeing him. I guess not very often would people really stop and check how one is especially when one lives in a very busy country.

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16 Oct 2018

Dr Ooi was very skilled and very caring.

He was calm and made every effort to ensure I was comfortable and taken care of.

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10 Oct 2018

I have been Dr Ryan’s patient for my orthodontics treatment for close to 2 years now. At each visit, I grow to become more comfortable in asking him any questions pertaining my braces and he never fails to answer all of my doubts. Dr Ryan ensures that his patients get the best care & treatment for their teeth and gives extra thought about the various procedures he’s going to perform on his patient. He indeed is an excellent doctor.


Treatment Cost : $4,350
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16 Sep 2018
I recently saw Dr Yun for root canal treatment on my teeth. After examination, he explained to me what the issues were and his treatment plans, which I had no trouble with understanding. The treatment was done without any discomfort and smoothly. It's been about 3 weeks since the treatment and I have no issue at all.
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7 Sep 2018

As I haven't been for any dental treatment for the past 2 years, it's not a surprise that my oral health's not in great shape; tooth decay, tartar buildup and gum infection. 

I realised that I should check my teeth when I felt this weird, scratchy sensation on my lower front tooth. With my friend's recommendation, I visited Vivid Dental Surgeons, a dental clinic right beside hipster cafes and opposite Tiong Bahru Market.

Dentist Dr Ryan Yun was a really patient and reassuring doctor as I shared with him that I have a phobia of dentists and pain. He did a thorough examination and cleaned my teeth for me, and the scratchy tartar buildup was gone. The scaling and polishing treatment was relatively painless, and by the time he was done, I didn't even realise (because I was watching a movie while he did the cleaning for me).

Every now and then, Dr Ryan Yun would make sure that I'm alright, which made me feel very at ease and comfortable with him. He was also worried that I was in pain and helped me to massage my jaw muscles for a bit. Thanks to him, my phobia of dental treatments came to a halt, and my teeth feel really clean and smooth after the treatment :)

In context, he is definitely a friendly dentist that I would recommend to my friends and family.

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11 May 2018

I have been seeing Dr Beth Seow for over a year and there's no turning back from here! Dr Beth's a young dentist but she's very skillful, and she knows exactly what she's doing! :)

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2 Apr 2018
I like Dr. Beths answers. They were clear and easy to understand. I've already booked an appointment with her! :)
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2 May 2017
My experience with Dr. Jaclyn was a smooth and painless journey. She constantly made sure to explain each procedure to me in depth. Dr. Jaclyn avoided causing any pain or discomfort during each session and was patient whenever I had to reschedule. Overall, I had a pleasant experience.
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15 Jan 2017

I'm currently doing my braces under Dr Jaclyn. She has been very informative and detailed about my treatment plan and procedures at every step. I like that she takes the time to explain the process and ensures that I understand what is going on. She also takes photographs at every visit, which is a great way to monitor my progress and compare the changes! Super excited at how well my treatment coming along and even more excited to see the final results :D

Dr Jaclyn also recommended that I opt for an additional treatment called Propel to help move my teeth faster, but it does need some injections to numb my gums. (I hate needles!). But, I did decide to go ahead with it because I can complete my treatment faster (YAYY!), and she has been super gentle and understanding, and the injections aren't that bad! So again, excited to see how it turns out!

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3 Sep 2018
Invisalign was recommended to me by Dr Toh because of a severe open bite. My treatment took less than a year. Dr Toh was very good at explaining the entire process and would always answer in great detail any question however silly. I experienced very minimum discomfort and I enjoyed the fact that invisalign are very discreet and can be removed occasionally. I am extremely happy with the result which is much better than what i expected. I would highly recommend!
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30 Jun 2017

The experience I had with Dr. Jaclyn was an extremely pleasant one. Root Canal to me is a painful & complicating thought even to begin with but the treatment was explained very clearly so that helped me managed my expectations and my unnecessary worries.

There were 3 parts to my treatment and right after the very first part of treatment the pain was relieved very quickly. I could get back to normal duties with my work and family. This built my confidence with Dr. Jaclyn from then on.

I've also seen many different dentists prior to her but Dr. Jaclyn's interest & care on my overall dental health was most holistic.

Fee was also something to consider when doing complicated dental treatment and was also what attracted me to Dr. Jaclyn. Her fee is definitely definitely value for money over & above her professional skill during treatment as well as assuring approach. Thank you Dr. Jaclyn!

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28 Apr 2018

Dr. Toh is very patient and professional when explaining any dental treatments to me. I went through a crown treatment with her and I felt comfortable and confident leaving my dental health in her care.

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12 Jun 2017

I had a great experience with Dr Jaclyn when i had my filling done by her recently. Unbeknownst to me, I had a decay on my front tooth that was clearly visible in the X-rays that she took for me. She then told me that i needed to have a filling done and the reasons for it, which i readily agreed because I didn't want it to progress to something worse. However, I was very anxious when she told me that I needed local anesthesia for the filling and I was actually considering otherwise. She was very patient with me and she empathized, which made me feel more at ease after awhile.

On hindsight I think she did an excellent job calming me, a person really terrified of needles, down haha. The subsequent injection was thankfully really quite painless and I was so relieved, to say the least. She then proceeded with the filling and the process was quick and painless. She always made sure I was comfortable by asking if i was okay from time to time. She also took pictures before, during and after the procedure for me to see.

I literally cannot tell that a filling has been done because it looked so much like my original teeth and it just blends in so well. It goes to show how meticulous she is with her work and how she really has an eye for perfection. Anyone looking for a dentist who is very personable and meticulous, I would highly recommend Dr Jaclyn !!

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17 Apr 2017

Dr Jaclyn Toh is a professional when it comes to attending to her patients. She is always consistent with her actions and follow up accordingly with what she feels is only necessary and nothing else.

As her patient, I have the privilege to have my fillings done by her. I can clearly see the difference between the fillings done in the before and after photos and it shows that Dr Jaclyn is very thorough with her procedures. I highly recommend Dr Jaclyn for any of your Dental needs especially if its a Root Canal Treatment, which is what she specialises in. Thank you Dr Jaclyn!

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11 Oct 2017

So far, I have had 5 dental sessions with Dr. Jaclyn Toh and they have all been painless. She's very professional and takes her work very seriously. She always knows what to do so I don't have to worry at all. Don't underestimate a female dentist!

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23 Dec 2017

Dr Jaclyn Toh is a perfectionist which is a quality that you would want in a dentist. I found out that I had tooth decay that required me to be put under local anaesthesia before receiving treatment. I am someone who is insanely afraid of needles and I was dreading having to get the treatment done.

However, Dr Toh's gentle voice made me feel less anxious. She proceeded to take pictures of my cavity, showing and explaining to me what she is going to do. When it was time to get a shot of local anaesthesia, she first rubbed some numbing cream over the gum area before slowly injecting it.

It was a completely painless experience and I am grateful for that. After she finished filling my cavity, she took another photo to show me what my tooth looked like now and to my surprise I couldn't even tell if I had any fillings, which was amazing.

If you want a dentist who you can trust to do a perfect job, I would 100% recommend Dr Jaclyn Toh.

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18 May 2017

Would highly recommend. Dr Hwang is very knowledgable in her field of work. The results are pleasing, surpassing my expectations.

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11 May 2018
今天是配戴隐形牙套的第二个月。 我是在去年圣诞节前开始的。 在此之前,我对隐形牙套毫无概念。当黄奕巧医生拿出一副透明牙套时,我还是半信半疑。现在明白,当时她用仪器测量口腔,就是为了准确地量身定制这副独一无二的牙套给我。她当时做出方案,分阶段改善下齿整齐,上齿突出,以及咬合问题,如此循序渐进地调整。 现在我已用到第五副牙套。戴过四副,我已经有了些小经验,通常新牙套在头两天会不适,接下来不适感会慢慢消失。我也问,为何会越来越没感觉牙套?黄医生解释,这可能是牙齿间松动了。 每次来复诊时,黄医生都会帮我调整牙齿间缝隙,让牙齿能配合牙套方案达到预期目标。她的手轻巧灵活,专业熟练。 的确,我现在已明显看到,下齿整齐度比以前提高,当然,离预期目标还有一段距离。 所以,坚持配戴是效果的重要保证。
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12 Feb 2018

We are patients of TLC Dental for many years. Both Dr Sham, Dr Co and their team are great people. Hubby and myself had to go through wisdom teeth surgeries a while ago, and it hasn't been easy psycho-ing ourselves to move ahead for the surgery. But it was the professionalism from the TLC team had made the whole process so relaxed and comforting, which gave us a total different perspective to visiting the dentist.

Now that my son and I are ready to have our braces, we naturally approached Dr Sham for consultation. Dr Sham went into great lengths to explain to us the whole process, what we will expect before and after with 3d visuals, and gave us a lot of confidence on what we are walking into. Almost 6mths into the invisalign journey now, and I must say all the follow-ups visits and phone calls were excellent, especially with Dr Sham and her teams' constant monitoring of our teeth's cleanliness and alignment, and not forgetting her positive encouragements. These gestures definitely made us feel at ease and taken care of.

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25 Jun 2018

Dr Sham and Dr Co are the best dentists I have met. I had my wisdom teeth extraction with Dr Co and the surgery went really smooth. His many years of experience meant that he was in total control of the surgery. Equally important, he made sure that I was comfortable and alright the entire duration. 2 weeks later, I started to see Dr Sham to put on braces.

Every treatment was comfortable and cheerful. She gave me answers to all I wanted to know about braces before and during the treatment. She engages you with conversation and before you know it, the monthly adjustments are done. She is ever so encouraging and there you know you are good hands. Now I am completely satisfied with my new smile and it gives me great confidence. You will never go wrong with Your services at TLC dental. Thank you Dr Co and Dr Sham!

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5 Jul 2017

I went to Dr. Leroy McCully for my root canal 5 months ago and he's really good! The entire process was painless (with anesthesi, but when the effect wore off, it's really unbearable so maybe you can ask for painkillers! I didn't and it took me a day or two to finally feel no soreness). 

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6 Mar 2017

If you or anyone you know need(s) a root canal treatment, I strongly recommend Dr Leroy. He’s soooo gentle I told him not to block my view of the James Bond movie playing on the screen above (both clinics have this. Dr G’s one has Friends and HIMYM and even My Little Pony for the kids lol) during the root canal! . Root canal treatment is a 2-part thing over 2 weeks. He’s awesome!

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27 Nov 2017

This dental clinic is very impressive... looked more like a spa when I first entered. It’s got a very comfortable and relaxing interior and the service was superb, exceeding my expectations. Dr Justin was so detailed in the check-up and scaling. He even took the trouble to floss my teeth during the scaling process which no other dentists before this has ever done for me. I did a dental X-Ray 2 months ago in another reputable center elsewhere and was told everything was fine. But thanks to Dr Justin’s detailed explanation and pic, he showed me that my filling was actually leaking... The equipments here are so modern, state-of-the-art. Highly recommended if you’re looking for an honest and skillful dentist in Singapore

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23 Oct 2017

Good experience so far! Dr Asha is very professional( been using their services since 2016) and the best dentist I have visited so far in last 8 years. Also, for those traveling in bike, there is no parking around. So, plan carefully!

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2 Mar 2018

I brought my three young kids to Neo Smiles last Saturday. Dentist (Dr Neo) was very gentle and friendly, informing my wife and I about all the procedures and what to look out for before starting treatment. My girls even got stickers while watching cartoons on the overhead TV. After the treatment, they even asked when is the next time we can visit again. Definitely the best dental experience we ever had. Kudos!

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21 Feb 2017

I can't recommend orthodontic treatment at this clinic. Each visit took less than 5 minutes, it felt like the doctor did not care about the patients and just wanted to finish as quickly as possible with minimum effort. After 6 visits, I did not notice any improvements.

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16 Apr 2018

Bought my 3.5 year old son here for his very first dental visit. My wife and I were initially worried about how he would react/behave, but Dr Neo's manner was amazing. She was super friendly and explained all the tools to my son before using them, so he was comfortable with what would go on in his mouth. My son wasn’t worried at all, in fact he was happily watching cartoons during the process.

She was engaging with him (and us) through the entire treatment, and shared a detailed assessment of his dental hygiene and what to look out for in his daily brushing.

Reasonable priced and easily accessible - two thumbs up!

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15 Oct 2018

Dr Winston Tan is renowned in the field of cosmetic dentistry. I went to him twice- first when I developed a bad ulcer after a dentist spilled some acid, second when I I had numbness on the left lower half of my face after a nerved was damaged during a wisdom tooth surgery. On both occasions, I was referred to Dr Tan by the respective dentists- so I guess it is safe to say he is some sort of godfather in the world of dentistry.

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15 Oct 2018

Dr Winston Tan was a loud and affable man, with a sense of humour unseen in many dentists. The treatment he would be performing involved inserting a Titanium Dioxide screw into my gum bone. During the ‘operation’, my face was covered with a surgical cloth. At every step, he explained to me what he was about to do.

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5 Nov 2017

His fees to me are usually under $800, but it's been awhile (thank God) that I had to see him. He can be downright critical when it comes to unclean teeth, but his work is top-notch, and supported by the latest technologies. Highly recommended by me.

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7 Mar 2017

No nonsense type of person. But get things going. Not everyone will like his style. I've never seen or talk to him before. The practice that I used to work in always refer molar root canals to him. Patients came back with compliments and said its very comfortable.

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18 Jan 2017

Just had my braces taken off the other day. Very happy with the results. Overall 2 years experience with the clinic has been very pleasant. Doctor Lee and staff is very friendly and polite. My teeth was horrendous and problems with it was more complex but Doctor Lee manage to explain everything clearly and professionally until i understand what was wrong with my teeth and jaw, if you have any questions you can just ask him and he'll explain thoroughly. Good service !

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16 Jul 2017

In my opinion, I feel like the doctor has really bad time management.

When I had my braces, I needed to go back frequently for adjustments. Throughout those times, some of my appointments were being delayed. The waiting time can vary between 5 minutes to 40 minutes. There was even once the doctor let a patient take up my appointment time. I ended up waiting for an hour just to get a 10 minutes adjustment. Not to mention that i was schooling during that period of time so it was quite inconvenient for me.

Overall, it was quite a bad experience for me. If you're planning to visit this clinic, do be prepared to wait for more than 30 minutes even with an appointment made.

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14 Jan 2017

I had my root canal here. Dr Amanda is very professional. I really like that she is very forthcoming. I am scared of pain and she told me truthfully about the procedure and pain level I might experience giving me several options to reduce my pain experience. Root canal is still a scary experience but if I ever had to do it again I will definitely come back here

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15 Aug 2017

Dr Lim is patient and kind. It's always a pleasure to see her smiling face! She is experience and will ensure highest quality service delivered. Being a braces patient, she has done extra mile to ensure that my braces doesn't give me any issues. Even my sensitive mouth is well taken care of! Her team is professional and helpful and trys to accommodate to my busy schedule! Thumbs up! Value for money! Try out yourself too!

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26 May 2017

I am someone who is super afraid of pain even with needle pricked for blood test. Forever afraid of entering dental, my friend recommended me DP Dental that it's not painful and very good. So, today I went through cleansing and deep scaling, I had some numbness made. It was overall not painful as heard and the experience is awesome. I was so afraid of the drilling sound, that I requested to put on earpiece with music, it was allowed and made me feel very comfortable and not as afraid. Great service and good patience by Dr Loh. Thank you staff. =)

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20 May 2017

Very experienced doctor. i survived the oral surgery to remove a horizontal rotten wisdom tooth. He extracted out a 2nd wisdom tooth in seconds and was painless. little swelling and pain. No trouble sleeping on the 1st night. Unlike other private clinics that would recommend all sorts of treatments to generate revenue, Dr Siva actually asked if I would like to be referred to a government dental clinic, so that I can make 100% dental claim to my employer. Dr Siva is quite a nice gentleman with a slight British accent. That probably explains most of the patients are ladies.

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19 Apr 2017

Seeing dentist is the most significant fear in my life!!! However, my visit to Dr. Seah changes my perspective towards dentist! He is assuring and give honest advice. I got my premolar extracted as it can't be save via root canal treatment as my tooth bone is too weak to sustain in the long run. There was entirely no pain during the extraction process. I walk out his clinic happily :) and will visit to extract my wisdom soon

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8 Feb 2018

The worst emergency resolved with utmost medical expertise! I had to extract a damaged front tooth, insert an implant and have a temporary crown fitted, Dr Kumar managed all of that in an hour with zero pain and no downtime - I was able to fulfill critical work obligations the very next day. I was perfectly healed within 3 days, barely any bleeding, without any complications one might expect of surgery. Dr Kumar’s skills and his team literally saved my smile.

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13 Feb 2018

Dr Marlar is gentle and very patient with children. Thanks to her, all my children love going to the dentist.

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24 Nov 2016

Great dental care by Dr Marlar. Her expertise is definitely worth my praise throughout the treatment. Moreover, the dental charge was reasonable. Will be going back for my half yearly dental care.

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7 Oct 2017

Dr Tan the orthodontist is really specialising in this area... He is fast in his act; my teeth extraction earlier was of not much pain; putting on braces seems to be a breeze too. Guess what, I almost fell asleep on the dental chair while he was working on my braces!

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10 Jan 2017

Unhygienic, extremely poor service, long wait. DO NOT RECOMMEND!!! Worst dental ever.

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26 Jan 2018

The godsend dentist here to help us civilians.
I woke up in the middle of the night at 1am with wisdom toothache bad until can't get to sleep. My cheek so swollen from the toothache. Unbelievable that the dentist still around when I reached around 2am. I extracted 1 wisdom tooth and the tooth in front $50/- each x 2 which he said was crooked growth and also loose already.
He and his wife still around when I left 4am+++
Not recommended for people who cannot withstand pain but if really can't bear tell him he'll inject more morphine until pain stops. Some people also complained he sleeps halfway during procedure.
But really cheap compared to those exorbitant ones out there.

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8 Jul 2017

Dr Amit is always delivers a friendly, personal and professional service when visiting for my orthodontics treatments throughout the past 18 months, would fully reccomend him.

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18 Oct 2017

Went for my impromptu 2nd bottom wisdom tooth surgery today. I have been visiting this Dentist for many times. Prior to my first experience with Dr. Tang, my past experiences with other Dentist has been horrible. Dr. Tang is professional and offered educational advice (some might be offended, but I beg to differ). Overall charge is also reasonable and the whole procedure is painless!

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24 Jun 2018

had swollen gums and went there to check. The dentist explained clearly why it happened and gave useful advice. Also went there for wisdom tooth extraction, it’s painless and everything went smoothly. The staff there is also very polite, kind and helpful. Overall a pleasant experience.

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18 Jul 2017

No doubt the Dentist is very skilful and experienced. Granted they saved me once by attending to me immediately when I had a broken molar. But $450 for molar extraction? That’s like a wisdom tooth work.

Booked another appointment for routine fillings, scaling and polishing since I was already there for tooth extraction.

I expected the cost to be in the ballpark of, the most, $200 based on past similar services.But WOW! $430?!! $90 each for 3 tooth fillings? $90 for scaling and polishing? $40 for fluoride application? My jaws, though tired from opening for all the dental work, still find the last ounce of energy to fall wide open again, shocked at the charges.

 

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18 Jan 2016

I managed to get an emergency appointment after contacting them the night before. I have just received the best treatment in the given time as I'm in Singapore on holiday. Dr Leong was thorough and made sure I wasn't in too much pain. I can't thank him and the staff enough. Thank you. I can now enjoy the rest of my holiday.

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21 Aug 2017

Pretty bad experience. Only requested for cleaning but yet was asked to go through an x-ray, only being told that 'the doctor needs to see your teeth to explain' my teeth condition to me, only to know i was charged heftily for something i did not request and was made to think was part of the cleaning treatment.

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26 Oct 2017

had my braces done here and then process was completed very smoothly and well done. the dentists are all very kind and friendly. would love to recommend this dental to anyone interested in doing braces or any dental check up.

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22 Nov 2016

My wife went to a Dr Henry Kwek in Orchard.

She has super low pain threshold and said that it was painless doing her extraction and teeth implants at his clinic.

Prices are slightly higher than average.

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6 Oct 2017

Dr. Ang is very caring and patient. Twice I brought my 90 year old father to see her and she was very attentive to his needs and patiently listened to him. He was happy!

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29 Jun 2017

Highly recommend Dr Prashanth Kanakamedala and his team! Awesome service! Fabulous with kids too. Great location - even got free parking! Thanks Azure for a perfect trip!

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26 May 2018

I was with Dr. Tai since I was in my late twenties. A very caring n jovial doctor. His work is excellent. 30yrs down the road, he has taken care of my teeth, n till today he is taking care of my oral health. Friendly n professional staff. I enjoy going for my dental appt.

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5 Nov 2018
I have a very bad fear of dentists and pain but going for orthodontic treatment with Dr Poon does not scare me at all. She is very experienced and gentle. Her cheerful and bright personality helps make the entire treatment experience so much better.
Treatment Cost : $5,800
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2 Nov 2016

Had done polishing and filling for my teeth and the experience was great! Dr. Jacq and the staff were great and friendly. Will definitely visit again! Thank you so much! <

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2 May 2018

Went down to Liverpool dental care for the first time and had a scaling and polishing session with Dr Jacqueline. I must say that I am impressed at how skillfully Dr Jacqueline is. I did not feel any discomfort or pain during the session. Under the hands of Dr Jacqueline, I know my teeth are being well-taken care. Beside the scaling and polishing session, Dr Jacqueline was very approachable and knowledgeable. She helped me understand the condition of my teeth and how to further take care of it.

Apart from the excellent dental experience, the staff were very friendly and helped to facilitate the entire process (making an appointment, registering and seeing the dentist).

All in all, I would strongly recommend Liverpool dental care to anyone who is looking for an amazing dentist and place to get their teeth cleaned!

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26 Dec 2017

Super horrible experience. Waited one hour even though I had an appointment. Dr Jacqueline kept talking to her assistant throughout the treatment. At one point the tool was drilling against my teeth but she was looking at her assistant talking. Didn’t even asked if I’m alright during scaling and polishing process and just continue drilling. After everything was done, commented the pain I experienced is because of bad oral hygiene and have gum disease

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15 Apr 2018

Totally changed my perception of tooth extraction. Even anaesthetic administered without much pain. Great and swift job by Dr Philip Woo.

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25 Oct 2016

I loved the clean and cozy atmosphere of the clinic and staffs are very friendly.
The dentists are kind to explain the treatment and follow ups are very caring, too.
The price is reasonable. I would recommend this clinic to others!

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1 May 2017

I was introduced about this clinic by my family members. Dr Hor Tze Huii was friendly, soft spoken, gentle with Kids too. Her explaination to each patients regards to our treatment is clear and understandable.
Dr Hor was gentle through out the treatment and not rushing. She did the procedures carefully.
And I don't mind of waiting despite my appointment time as now i understand each of us have different type of issues and she (Dr Hor) will do her best to our needs.
Keep it up!
And for the staffs, they are friendly too

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12 Jul 2017

I am terrified of dentist but am glad to have found this clinic under the great care of Dr. Hor. I like the sound and tone of her voice, very assuring and comforting. Most importantly, she took great care not to cause much pain and was really very gentle. Just halfway through, my fear actually subsided much and I made another appointment for a thorough cleaning session which I would never have done so in my past experiences. Receptionist was friendly and helpful too. Definitely recommendable.

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10 May 2017

I come to this place for regular check-ups, cleansing, wisdom tooth extraction and I bring my family here too! Dr. Tan is wonderful, she’s very detail oriented and gentle. My teeth are well taken care of by her. The nurses and staff are all very friendly, patient and helpful. The place itself is spacious and bright. Highly recommend!!

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16 Mar 2018

Also Dr Tay really knew her stuff – after the entire cleaning and scaling she sat me down and told me how to brush my teeth (apparently, I’ve only been brushing the outside, which she hit right on the spot, because I’m superficial and I’ve been neglecting the insides of my teeth). The whole time she used this teeth model as well as a couple of toothbrushes to explain the rationale behind certain brush strokes as well as which toothbrushes don’t reach certain areas and which do and the importance of flossing.

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17 Sep 2018

Dr. Mah is very friendly and has the patience to answer all our queries, manage expectations and take care of my girl in every step.

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18 Sep 2017

I can’t begin to express how satisfied I was with the work done on my teeth by the Dentist at C&A dental in UE Square. Dr.Ong is literally the best Dentist I have ever encountered!!!
He was very friendly and he did an absolutely brilliant job. My family members couldn’t believe how perfect my teeth looked and I was so happy with what he had done.

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18 Feb 2017

Straits Dental was recommended by a friend whose entire company goes to for their dental needs. I made an appointment with Dr Jeremy Cheah, who is really good at his work and recommends only what he thinks is necessary. He also threw in some interesting trivia about dental cosmetics and thanks to him, I now know that people whose two front teeth are slightly longer look younger than their peers with shorter incisors. In fact, patients even request for caps if they belong in the latter category

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13 May 2018

My first visit to Aesthetic Dental was a comfortable and pleasant one. The receptionist was very helpful and made me feel at ease. The dentist - Dr Tang was kind and reassuring, and I knew I was in good hands. He explained the procedures thoroughly and made sure I understood them before commencing. Overall, the ambience was good, the clinic was clean, and the staff were warm and friendly. :) Will definitely be coming back to this clinic in the future!

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5 Nov 2017

Dr. Ang and his team of nurses are professional and very friendly. While most dentists these days are “profit maximizing”, Dr. Ang had chosen to forego expensive invasive surgery and opt for conservative procedures to allow me to achieve my straight teeth alignment.

Both his nurses are friendly and always very prompt in replying my enquires and accommodating in my change of schedule.

My overall experience with Just Braces has been great! I totally recommend Just Braces to anyone who requires orthodontist expertise.

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7 Mar 2018

Excellent service at highly affordable prices. A patient of Dr. Khoo since the opening of Manchester Dental Care, Dr. Khoo is an honest, caring, and meticulous dentist. Manchester Dental Care not only provides ethical and value for money treatments but also places patients' well-being as its top priority.

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25 Feb 2018

our once a year painful but necessary trip here. dr pang a mother like figure here scaling our teeth since 2006. might be a naggy at times, saved by the next appointment! keep the good work dr pang

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4 Oct 2017

I have been following the dentist here, Dr Pang, from the days when she was practising in Raffles Hospital, all the way to setting up her own practice here in Adelphi. In my opinion, she is one of the best dentists I have found in Singapore. The quality of care she takes, even if it is a simple cleaning or polishing, is very high. I used to dread visiting dentists, but have no such fears under her care.

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7 Nov 2016

I have always hated going to the dentist even for the simplest check up & scaling. After the pleasant experience with Dr. Ali, I don’t feel as reluctant going to the dentist as I once did!

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18 Nov 2017

I am writing this to express my thanks to Dr Ali for a wisdom tooth job well done. Doing a good job in a very professional manner coupled with a caring demeanour adds to the pleasant experience as well!

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19 May 2017

Do not be fooled by the old and rather shabby exterior. The dentist, Dr Jonathan Tong, has many years of experience under his belt and is very skilled in his field. While the place may look pretty run down outside, his equipment in the clinic is well-maintained and modern.

I had my wisdom tooth extracted there and while I was told that the local anesthetic injection was the most painful part of the procedure, it was hardly uncomfortable when I had the injection. The dentist made me feel at ease as he carried out the extraction, talking to me throughout the whole time. He's charges are also pretty reasonable. Overall, I would say that the dental service offered here is value for money. Nothing posh, but you get the treatment you require for a good price

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13 Jun 2017

My 1st visit to see Dr Leong was pleasant one. He was very friendly and detail in checking my teeth. Thank you for his good advices on how to maintain my teeth.

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21 Jun 2017

Dr. Justin Ang is one of the Best Dental Surgeon I have ever seen and not forgotten all the friendly support staff.

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23 May 2018

Dr. Anwar is an excellent dentist. He took the time to explain every procedure he was doing. For example, when I got my wisdom tooth extracted, Dr. Anwar was very supportive, and thorough when explaining the process. He is professional, kind and sincere during all my visits. I have recommended my family and would recommend Dr. Anwar to everyone.

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15 Oct 2018

Dr Sharlene was very gentle as well and kept apologizing when she gave me the LA for it lol. Dentists these days are NOTHING like the older gen ones.

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23 Nov 2017

I am a regular patient of Atlantic Dental. Staff Aisha always have a smile when doing her duties both as receptionist and assistant to the Dental Surgeon. Dr Narinder Kaur, the only lady Dental Surgeon, is also patient and kind in my experience as a regular client. The services available meet the needs and expectations of clients. The lobby inside the clinic is comfortable and reading materials are also available.

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4 Mar 2018

Been going here for five years now! And i think the fact that i'm still here speaks a lot for this place. I always walk out with my teeth squeaky clean and a new determination to floss better (though i always fail... But thats just because of my personality)

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How I Overcame My Fear Of Getting Dental Implants To Finally Eat Well, AMA!

Meet Shubhada, a sassy lady who wears many hats. She's an IT pro, a working mother of 2, event organiser, and writer. Originally from India, she has called Singapore her home for past 12 years.

She has a dramatic oral health history! Since she was 5, she started going through a lot of dental treatments. Fillings, extraction, root canal, crowns, bridges - you name it, she'd have probably done it. Despite her multiple encounters with the dentist, she was still very apprehensive when it came to dental implants.

She was very fearful of the pain and recovery. However, her bridge was already giving way; she couldn't even eat properly. FInally, she mustered up her courage and went for it. She has never looked back since then!

Join her live AMA on Thursday 22 November at 5:30 pm as she discusses her dental implant experience. 

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Meet The Expert: Dr Gerald Tan

Meet Dr Gerald Tan, a dental surgeon and founder of Elite Dental Group, Singapore.

His ambition for wanting to change the negative preconceptions about dentistry has lead him to hone his skills and passion towards what many people perceive to be the scariest and most intimidating dental procedure: Dental Implant surgery.

He feels that if he can do the procedure painlessly, quickly and efficiently, he would really be in a privileged position to make a huge impact in his patient’s lives.

Watch the video to find out why he decided to start his own dental group and how he wants to make a difference in the community he serves.

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2 Hacks To Get The Best Smile, According To The Official Dentist For Miss S'pore Universe

Dr. Jerry Lim is a firm believer in taking a holistic approach to aesthetic dentistry, focusing on not just functionality but the enhanced and balanced appearance of a patient's smile and face. He's also one of the official dentists for Miss Singapore Universe for the last 5 years running.

His expert tips, featured on DxD Sessions, cover a range of aspects from smile makeovers, veneers and bonding to teeth whitening and gummy smiles. Rest assured that no matter what your dental issue is, a greater grin can loom just along the horizon.

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Ask Dr Gerald Tan: Missing Teeth and Dental Implants

Missing teeth can be an embarrassing problem at best. At worst, they can make life very uncomfortable. One of the solutions to missing teeth is to get dental implants - which can restore your smile and give you back your confidence.

To learn more about dental implants, join Dr Gerald, an experienced dentist, as he hosts a QnA where he answers all your questions on dental implants.

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This Paediatric Dentist Reveals The Best Ways To Make Your Kids Enjoy Brushing Their Teeth

Are you having trouble with your kids brushing their teeth? Fret not, Dr Tabitha, an experienced paediatric dentist has just the solution for you! Here, she shares some tips that her parents have found really useful. 

Warning: it may be a tad unconventional but they are definitely effective!

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Ask Dr Ryan Yun: Wisdom Tooth & Surgical Extractions

You've probably heard of your friends and family extracting their wisdom tooth. Your dentist might have even recomended this procedure to you at some point. Have you ever wondered why?

For most people, their wisdom teeth tend to erupt at a region where there's a lack of space. These wisdom teeth are often misaligned or angled horizontally. When that happens, they are considered to be impacted. That leads to common symptoms like aching jaws, pain, headache, and swollen gums. 

There are also other reasons why your dentist would recommend removing a tooth for the good of your dental health. 

Join Dr Ryan Yun as he hosts a QnA session where he answers all your questions on wisdom tooth and surgical extractions of teeth. 

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Ask Dr Tabitha Chng: All About Baby Teeth

When should you start brushing your baby’s teeth? What should you use to clean your baby's teeth? When can your baby do it on his/her own? When should you start taking your child to the dentist? 

If these questions are troubling you, join Dr Tabitha Chng as she hosts a free QnA session. She will be answering all your questions on baby teeth. 

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Ask Dr Ho Kok Sen: Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery is a medical procedure performed when there's a major skeletal and dental irregularity i.e. misalignment of jaws or teeth. While the patient's appearance may be enhance drastically, the procedure is performed to correct functional problems. 

Dr Ho answered reader questions on: 

  • Who requires a jaw surgery
  • Cost of jaw surgery in Singapore
  • Types of jaw surgery
  • Recovery process of a jaw surgery
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Ask Dr Steven Soo: Crowns, Bridges & Veneers

If you have damaged or decayed teeth, you can consider getting dental prosthetics like crowns, bridges, or veneers to fix them. 

Join Dr Steven Soo, an experienced prosthodontist, as he hosts a QnA Session where he answers all your questions on crowns, bridges and veneers. 

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Ask Dr Elaine Tan: Early Braces Treatment In Children

DxD Session held on August 31, 2018.

Most people associate orthodontics with adolescence or older children. However, orthodontists recommend that children see an orthodontist as early as age 7. Typically, permanent teeth start to come through around the age of 6 or 7, with adult molars coming through around the age of 10.

If your child displays orthodontic problems that warrant treatment, your orthodontist will recommend the most efficient sound course of action to nip it in the bud.  

Join Dr Elaine Tan, an experienced orthodontist from National Dental Centre as she hosts a QnA session where she answers all your questions on early braces treatment in children. 

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Hello Ashley, Implants help to replace lost teeth. Teeth are replaced for three primary reasons: a) for function - to allow you to eat and speak well b) for appearance - lost teeth can leave embarrassing gaps in your smile and make you look older c) to prevent dri...
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You are right to be concerned because unfortunately, tooth decay is a very real issue for our children in Singapore today. More than half our preschoolers are victims of tooth decay. Establishing tooth friendly habits right from the start is the key to preventing tooth decay. ...
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Hello Evee, You have described your teeth as "crooked". I take that to mean that you see your teeth as being in the wrong positions i.e. not aligned or "straight". Crooked teeth can be moved to the right position i.e. "straightened". Moving teeth will require braces or clear aligners. You...
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Hi Sze Kun, Thank you for your enquiry ! In my group practice, many of my patients go through orthodontic treatment and they ask the same question as you. Let me share with you some of the possible reasons why we might advise you to consider to remove your wisdom tooth prior t...
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Taken from template.net There are many freely available baby tooth eruption charts online as shown above. Just flip to the back of your child’s health booklet to find another handy chart there too! However, in general, these numbers are a guide. If you think yo...
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Hi Tammy, Although fluoride has its benefits, I am cautious in its usage at a younger age e.g infancy. Younger children who are not able to spit very well will tend to be recommended either the fluoride free or the lower levels of fluoride toothpastes. Not every child needs to...
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Hi James, Fluoride is an effective cavity-fighting tool that paediatric dentists use to fight decay. Acids in the mouth attacks tooth surfaces, softening them and ultimately causing cavities. Fluoride tries to prevent that by clinging to the tooth enamel, producing a more acid r...
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Hi Harnizah, You may consider one of the following: 1. Periodontal treatment to try to maintain your loose teeth for as long as possible ( This option is viable only if your teeth are slightly loose ) 2. Extractions of your loose teeth and replacing them with dentures. 3...
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Dear Dolphin, Thank you for the detailed description and photographs! Your train of thought and queries shows that you have done some excellent homework! To address your main concern: Will extraction be needed for Invisalign? Mostly, not needed. I personally advocate non ...
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Dear Someshrathi, Thank you for your question. I do get asked this question sometimes and I would be happy to share with you my views. From the X-Ray that you have provided, it does seem that there is a very high chance that you would require root canal treatment followed by ...
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Hi Jinxuan, When a person is having wisdom tooth infection, they would normally experience pain and swollen gums. At times, when the wisdom tooth is not growing properly, it may cause trapping of bacteria around the area that may potentially spread to the throat area. Rinis...
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Dear Maryann, Thank you for your question and for sending us such a clear picture of your upper front teeth. I feel your frustration and i will try my best to share with you my thoughts regarding your case, and how i approach treatment for my other patients who have come to se...
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From your photo, it seems you have some malocclusion of your teeth. The top front teeth usually sit slightly in front of the lower front teeth. In your case your lower teeth are in front of your top teeth. The cause of this malocclusion can either be related to your upper jaw, yo...
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Hello Evee, You have described your teeth as "crooked". I take that to mean that you see your teeth as being in the wrong positions i.e. not aligned or "straight". Crooked teeth can be moved to the right position i.e. "straightened". Moving teeth will require braces or clear aligners. You...
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Dear Dolphin, From the picture you have sent in, it does seem that there is a " hole " in the gum where food can fall in and get stuck inside. What you could do is to get from your dentist an irrigation syringe and blunt needle to flush out food that gets in there. Alternative...
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Dear Razdiah I'm sure this protruding look must have been bothering you. Protruding teeth do prop up your lips and give you a full look like what you have shown in your photos. However, we will need to determine if this protruding look is caused by only your teeth being protrudin...
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Hi Sophia, fluorosis stains by themselves do not pose any health issue. I do have patients bothered by the aesthetics appearance of it. Fluorosis stain is a form of "internal stain" - polishing may not be effective to remove internal stains. Polishing is only effective to remove e...
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Hello Iris We are sometimes born with restrictive labial or lingual frenum. Do you remember having had a fall when you were a child and 'tearing' this labial frenum? This residual nodule is benign and is probably a remnant of that torn connective tissue. It can be easily correcte...
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Based on your current picture, here are some potential treatment options: 1. A gum lift/ gum recontouring surgery. 2. Botox on your upper lip 3. Upper lip repositioning surgery 4. Upper Jaw repositioning surgery Its hard to tell which one of these 3 options would wor...
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Hi Zara, A tooth may become discoloured for reasons other than a dead/infected nerve. After a traumatic injury, the nerve (which is still alive) may lay down scar tissue internally, causing the tooth to become more yellow over time. Other causes of discolouration include ext...
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Dear Bladers, if the other half of the decayed tooth is still in the gums it is better to get it extracted. Permanent teeth can sometimes improve its position on its own providing there are no blockages. The best thing is to get an xray done to check that there are no blockage...
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Dear Jerick, The best way to get rid of a white coating is by either brushing your tongue or getting a tongue scraper to scrape it off gently! These can be found online or at your local pharmacies and look like this There are many variations so it may take some tri...
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Dear Sng, Surface tea and coffee stains are easily removed by simple scaling and polishing. In our clinic, we also use mild water-borne abrasion as it is very effective and can clean difficult to reach areas with no damage to the tooth enamel. Intrinsic or deeper yellow discolou...
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HI there & thanks for the question! From what I observe on your photograph, Invisalign or Mbrace can certainly correct the alignment to provide you with well aligned teeth, a stable bite and a harmonious smile. However the one thing that any type of orthodontic (teeth st...
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Hi Joey, there are different solutions to straighten your teeth. They include metal braces with stainless steel brackets, metal braces with ceramic (tooth-coloured) brackets, and Invisalign (clear aligners). It can either be partial braces or on one jaw only, and that depends on...
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Dear Valerie, No one likes to have their wisdom tooth removed and I don't blame you for wanting to avoid it unless absolutely necessary! According to your X-ray, your bottom left wisdom tooth has erupted in a upright, non-impacted position and it seems to be in good function w...
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The infection happening around the dental implant screw is causing failure in osseointegration (integration between bone and implant screw) and this means the foundation of the Dental Implant is weak. Ossesointegration is one of the most important process in determining the success ...
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Dear Janet, I am not quite sure I understand your question. Your jaw is made of bone, so when you say that the right portion of your jaw rubs against bone, what bone are you referring to? Is it the bone in your right jaw joint? Your xray image is slightly distorted in the righ...
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Dear Nicole, A lot of my patients ask me the very same question and I would be more than glad to share with you my opinion on the matter for the benefit of other readers too. I don't think I am wrong to say that no one likes to undergo wisdom tooth surgery! Or any surgery for ...
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Dear Wendy, When it comes to wisdom teeth where there are episodes of discomfort and pain, I am in favour of extracting them and here's why: 1. Recurrent gum infection Based on your Xray, the lower wisdom teeth are quite upright. However due to the lack of space, they ...
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Dear Xiphias, what you're experiencing is one of the complication that arises from dental implants. It is called peri-implantitis, a type of gum disease/gum infection that causes bone loss and eventually, implant failure. Depending on the dental condition, treatment options incl...
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Hi Martin, There are various options: 1. Credit card installment plans - certain clinics have pre-arranged plans with the banks such that credit cards from those banks are allowed to enjoy interest free installment payments (the whole amount is charged on the card, and ...
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Hello there! Congratulations on almost getting your braces off soon. Though your smile may not be exactly where you want it to be yet, I'm sure that there has been significant improvement. When it comes to gummy smiles, sometimes it is due to a short upper lip, or due to ske...
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