Our History

Our History
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NDCS' roots come from the Ministry of Health of Singapore, where we first operated as the Government Dental Clinic, off a wing of the General Hospital. The site that we now occupy is a National Heritage Site because of our rich history, as demarcated by these milestones.

The First Public Dental Clinic and Dental School was set up at Norris block in the General Hospital in Sepoy Lines. Training in dentistry for students was started in order to meet the increasing needs of the growing population for qualified dentists. 

Clinic occupied by Japanese military

Dental Clinic at Singapore General Hospital was renamed the Government Dental Clinic (GDC) serving the public for specialist oral healthcare at the same premises. Patients were referred from the community, schools, hospitals and private practitioners.

Incorporated under Companies Act as the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), the premier centre for specialist oral healthcare.

NDCS commissioned at new premises on 2nd Hospital Avenue on 1 March 1997. With 92 dental operatories and 6 operating theatre suites, NDCS is the largest purpose-built dental facility in Singapore.

On 31 March 2000, NDCS came under the management of Singapore Health Services or SingHealth. The SingHealth Group is positioned to serve the eastern sector of Singapore through a cluster network of 4 hospitals, 5 specialist centres and 7 polyclinics.

Today, NDCS continues the tradition of training and service started since 1929.

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