Dr Gerald Tan graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore in 2003 with a Bachelors of Dental Surgery, he then obtained his first post-graduate qualification from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgery, Sydney, in 2007, and his second from the Faculty of General Dental Practice and Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England in London, 2008.
As of 2020, he is currently one of only 2 dental surgeons in Singapore who is recognised with membership in the prestigious Joint Dental Faculties, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and one of only 10 dental surgeons in Singapore who have been conferred a Fellowship in the prestigious International Congress of Oral Implantologists. As of 2020, he is also one of only 2 dental surgeons in Singapore who has been awarded fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy USA.
In 2015, he was conferred an honorary Fellowship to the International College of Dentists, Michigan USA, for his outstanding contributions to the dental fraternity in Singapore, leading to multiple mentions as a leading dental surgeon from Singapore in the Leading Physicians of the World publication based in New York, USA.
Of note are also multiple mentions in the Straits Times, LianheZaobao, 938FM, Mind your Body and a myriad of other social media platforms. Since graduating in 2003, Dr Tan has travelled to over 35 cities all around the globe and has attended over a 100 postgraduate dental seminars, symposiums, exhibitions, courses and internships to the best and most well respected dental clinics in the world, bringing back best practices and knowledge to his own group practice: Elite Dental Group, which he founded in 2013.
From 2012-2016, Dr Tan served as the youngest and longest serving President of the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore (ADSS) and he continues to serve in its board as Past President in 2020. He was also nominated by ADSS to be a member of the Singapore Dental Association’s Resource Panel for its Ethics Committee in 2014. Dr Gerald Tan has obtained wide experience after serving as a commissioned dental officer at the Singapore Armed Forces, National Dental Centre Singapore, SingHealth Polyclinics and the School Dental Centre, Health Promotion Board before moving out to the private sector.
As a general practitioner, he discovered his natural talent and calling for Aesthetic Dentistry and Dental Implant Surgery, as he realised his training and skills suited patients looking for a more personalised and bespoke service, blending beauty with strength and function, with minimal pain and fuss.
Dr Tan’s bespoke custom smile design process starts with listening to the clients’ wants, desires and concerns and that is very often what matters most, before a unique treatment plan can be tailored. Dental anxiety is a significant concern for many of his patients, and he is proud to share with his patients that every system, protocol, staff training method and equipment that he has acquired in Elite Dental are catered to create the most comfortable patient experience.
Besides his interests in Dental Aesthetics and Implants, Dr Tan is a strong advocate of combining modern computerised dental technology with traditional values of meticulous craftsmanship to create beautiful smiles.
Lastly, as an animal lover, he is a volunteer at the Singapore Zoo where he provides dental treatment for animals in need of dental care. He is also volunteers on medical and dental mission trips to developing communities such as the trips organised by the Medical Ministry of Wesley Methodist Church. He is also a keen sportsman and was a member of the Tennis teams for Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore Armed Forces and National University of Singapore.
As of 2020, Dr Tan’s present professional appointments are:
Dr Jaclyn Toh has loved the health sciences and drawing since childhood. This began when she had appendicitis when she was 6 years old and read up about the appendectomy in the hospital the night before the surgery. Dentistry allows Dr Toh to marry her passion for art with the rigour of the sciences in a hands-on profession. When attending the prestigious Dublin Dental School and Hospital of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where she also qualified with honours, her lecture notes were full of illustrations and diagrams. Practicing in Singapore since 2011, Dr Toh has cared for patients from all walks of life, even treating three generations of the same family.
Dr Toh brings an eye for detail and a gentle touch to her work. A great believer in holistic dental care, she emphasizes the basics of prevention to complement maintenance of advanced dentistry. Above all, she is a great believer in advocating for patients and guiding them to the treatment solutions that will meet their short and long term goals.
Dr Toh practices biomimetic dentistry following the Style Italiano philosophy.
She enjoys endodontics (treatment of the root canals and pulpal disease) as an integral part of her general practice of maintaining natural teeth where possible.
Dr Toh is a certified Invisalign provider, and has a special interest in combining restorative cosmetic dentistry with orthodontics.
She also practices interceptive orthodontics for children to prevent severe skeletal developmental problems from becoming permanent, and needing surgery to correct in adulthood.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, contributing letters to the newspapers, theatre and the ballet. She maintains an active lifestyle to balance the physical demands of daily clinical practice.
Dr Shawna D’dharan graduated from Saveetha Dental College, an institution recognised as among the leading private dental schools in India. As one of the college’s most promising graduates, Dr Shawna excelled in her clinical practice, emerging 2nd out of 100 students in her graduating class.
Dr Shawna is a recipient of the IDA-Colgate scholarship. A strong academic, she also spent her tertiary years doing research and authoring several scientific journal articles in pharmacy and dentistry. Her articles has been published by numerous medical journals, and now referenced by practitioners alike.
Dr Shawna’s clinical approach and philosophy is rooted in prevention. As a firm believer in preventive dentistry, she works close with her patients to help them develop practical and consistent everyday oral health habits.
Above all, Dr Shawna’s practice in general dentistry allows her to serve the patients she believes in helping the most—children. Each year she makes a number of trips to Cambodia, volunteering her expertise in setting up mobile clinics and providing dental treatment to children and youth in remote communities across the country. She is also fluent in English and Malay language.
When she is not in the clinic, Dr Shawna loves travelling, exploring the great outdoors, and in particular, spending time with the fishes in the sea as a certified PADI diver.
M.D.S. (Oral Maxillofacial Surgery)(Singapore)
Dr Noah Teo is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist. He has been practicing dentistry for more than 15 years. He was appointed Consultant/Visiting Consultant to some tertiary hospitals and units in Singapore.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and completed his Master’s degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2010. Thereafter, he was awarded the Ministry of Health HMDP to pursue sub-specialisation in Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma and Post-Traumatic Reconstruction. He spent a year training in a regional referral centre in the United Kingdom under the tutelage of a UK Top 50 Surgeon.
His clinical practice focuses on surgeries of the face, jaw and mouth. These include Orthognathic (jaw correction) Surgery, Dental Implants and Bone Grafting, Wisdom Teeth Surgeries, Mouth and Jaw Diseases (growths, cysts and tumours). His scope of specialty includes acute and post traumatic facial trauma reconstruction, difficult wisdom teeth surgery, cysts and tumours of the jaws. He also accepts referrals and second opinions for Severe Facial Injuries (facial bone fractures, cuts etc.), Bite Correction and Reconstruction of Facial Deformity.
He believes in a well-informed patient-centric decision-making process. He also believes in multi-disciplinary care, and in good patient care standards that involves a team approach.
Dr Noah is active in teaching. He has organized and taught in local and international educational events. He has brought international experts to Singapore and is regularly invited as teaching faulty in courses for both Medical and Dental fraternities. He was also invited to write a Review article in a leading international research journal and a chapter on Dental Implants in a textbook for doctors.
Dr Loh Hong Sai received his Bachelors in Dental Surgery from the University of Singapore in 1972. He then went on to pursue four post-graduate qualification; his first from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1976, his second in Oral Surgery from the University of Singapore in 1977, and his last from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1992. He is also a member of the Academy of Medicine Singapore.
Dr Loh was the Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, National University of Singapore from 1980 -1998. He was also the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore from 1986 -1995. Professor Loh’s specialised skills range from wisdom teeth surgery to complex oral & maxillofacial reconstruction. He has dedicated much of his time to serving in NUS, evident from the 41 years of service as a professor. He is also actively involved in engaging reunions and overseas relation projects.
Being featured on the prestigious Roll of Honour of the Singapore Dental Association (SDA), Dr Loh is well-respected by many in his field. He was also elected as council member and Secretary for several terms. Furthermore, he has organized two world dental congresses. He specialises in a wide range of skills, from wisdom teeth surgery to complex oral & maxillofacial reconstruction. His research areas include laser applications in oral and dental surgery, treatment modalities for oro-facial pain and morphology and variations in local dentitions.
Being in the dental profession for many years, Dr. Loh has had the opportunity to take up many important roles in dental associations. He was the President of World Federation for Laser Dentistry and also served as President for the South East Asian Association for Dental Education. To add on, he was the Chairman of the Guild of Dental Graduates and the Chapter of Dental Surgeons, Academy of Medicine.
Dr Loh has an impressive record of alumni and community services. This was evident even when he was a dental undergraduate, whereby he was a leader and active person in planning and organization of social and community projects. Notably, he was very active in the Asian Pacific Dental Students Association. He was an Assistant Scoutmaster for his school, and that also provided him with opportunities to reach out to the less fortunate. Upon graduation, he continues in his traits in this area, and had engaged himself in many activities at faculty and university levels. He was the Faculty’s Alumni Representative for university. As the Dean, he formed the Guild of Dental Graduates, to foster alumni relations for its graduates. He also became a Consultant to the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) and the Acting Director of International relations (IRO). These positions enabled him to further reach out to other graduates beyond dentistry, and he spearheaded many projects engaging alumni to NUS.