Media Coverage

 
Media Coverage

Expert Opinions in the Media

Our specialists share their expert opinions over the media with the goal of improving your understanding of various oral health issues. See some of them here. For full story, click on the article titles.

5 April 2016

Care For Your Kid's Teeth With These Tips (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
Dr Bien, Associate Consultant, a Paediatrian from the unit, share tips on the common dental challenges parents may face when caring for their child's teeth.

March/ April 2016

Smile, eat, live! (Singapore Health)
Mr Dennis Goh, Senior Dental Technician, Dental Laboratory Department, shared his passion on fabricating prostheses to light up someone's smile, and life. 

9 April 2015

Dental Options For A Teeth Grinder (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
Dr Simon Ng, Senior Registrar at the Prosthodontic Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry, addresses a reader's query on teeth grinding.

February 2015

How to Choose the Best Toothbrush (Health Xchange)
Ms Yap Xin Ying, Senior Oral Health Therapist, Department of Restorative Dentistry, tells us whether an electric or manual toothbrush is better or if soft bristles are more effective than hard bristles to remove plaque.

January 2015

Dental Clearance: Why You Might Need It (Health Xchange)
Dr Soong Poh Luon, Consultant, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, tells us why patients who are about to undergo certain cardiac and cancer treatment procedures should visit their dentist first for clearance.

Jan/Feb 2015

Talk to Your Dentist (Singapore Health)
Dr Foo Lean Heong, Registrar, Periodontic Unit, of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, spoke on the oral-med side effects of patients with chronic conditions, who she advises should inform their dentists on the medicines they are on before dental treatment commences.

25 December 2014

Relax... Stop Stress In Its Tracks (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
Dr Chua Ee Kiam, Senior Consultant, Prosthodontic Unit, of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, explained how nocturnal bruxism caused by daily stress could lead to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and counselling as one of the treatment options may help to curb this developing disorder early.

20 December 2014

Oral Care 'Need Not Be Nightmare' for Special Needs Kids (The Straits Times)
Dr Tan Wee Kiat, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Dentistry Unit, of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, drove home the message that these children need coping strategies to assimilate into a stressful environment and parents should ideally start bringing their children to the dentist by age one.

Sep - Nov 2014

Heart Medications & Oral Health (Heartline Newsletter)
Dr Foo Lean Heong, Registrar, Periodontic Unit, of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, shares the effects of heart medication on oral health and what you can do to relieve those symptoms.

20 October 2014

Oral Bacteria May Cause Arteriosclerosis Or Other Cardiac Diseases (Lianhe Zaobao)
Dr Soong Poh Luon, Associate Consultant of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, discusses on the importance of pre-surgery oral health checks for heart disease patients.

11 September 2014

Brace Yourself And Smile (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
Clinical Associate Professor Chew Ming Tak, Senior Consultant of the Department of Orthodontics, advices readers on what to consider when seeking orthodontic treatment.

Sep/Oct 2014

Show Me Your Teeth (Singapore Health)
Dr Tabitha Chng, Senior Registrar, Paediatric Dentistry Unit of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, shares her excitement on the upward trend of first dental visits by age one.

19 June 2014

What Wears Down Your Teeth (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
Dr See Toh Yoong Liang, Associate Consultant of the Department of Orthodontics, discusses an increasing oral health problem due to acidic diets.

1 May 2014

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
Dr Mimi Yow, Senior Consultant of the Department of Orthodontics, shares on the dangers of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), its long term health risks and the treatments available.

May/June 2014

Why the Fuss About Flossing? (Singapore Health)
Oral Health Therapist, Ms Kimberly Chim, explains the importance of flossing on the road towards good dental health.

16 April 2014

NTU, Dental Centre In Three-Year Research Tie-Up (The Business Times)
Dr Goh Bee Tin, Head of Research, noted that our clinicians have to be at the forefront of clinical science and technology, to be a leader in dentistry.

16 April 2014

R&D Tie-Up to Add Bite to Dentistry In Singapore (The Straits Times, Home)
Dr Goh Bee Tin, Head of Research, heads this new programme towards the centre's goal as a leader in dentistry.

March 2014

Gum Control (Mother & Baby Magazine)
Dr Bien Lai, Senior Registrar of the Paediatric Dentistry Unit, along with other paediatric dentists, discuss precautions parents should take to safeguard their peewee's pearlies.

5 Feb 2014

NDCS Dental Technician Is An Educator (Berita Harian)
Ms Habsah Mohd Salleh, Senior Principle Dental Technician, shares her 40 years of experience, specializing in dental prostheses such as dentures and appliances for temporomandibular disorders, and how it brought her back to her aspirations to be a teacher.

Jan/Feb 2014

When Teeth Come First (Singapore Health)
Dr Christina Sim, Senior Consultant, Prosthodontic Unit of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, gives advice on oral health precautions for patients undergoing radiotherapy.

Nov/Dec 2013

Ask Dentists (Singapore Health)
Dr Low Yi Han, Dr Lui Jeen Nee, Dr Marianne Ong and Dr Sapphire Gan Tsering, take turns answering your oral health questions.

November 2013

NDC Ramps Up On Research (Tomorrow's Medicine)
Dr Goh Bee Tin, Senior Consultant of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, shares strategic developments at the Centre that guide and inspire a research culture.

November 2013

Stop the Rot (Singapore Child Magazine)
Dr Terry Teo, Senior Consultant of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry Unit, shares the precautions parents can take to stop the rot.

14 Oct 2013

Dental Centre Sinks Teeth Into 3-D Moulds (The Straits Times, Home)
Dr Chew Ming Tak, Senior Consultant of the Department of Orthodontics, and Dr Lye Kok Weng, Senior Consultant of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, explains the shift down the electronic route.

Sep/Oct 2013

Pearls of Wisdom (Singapore Health)
Dr Shermin Lee, Consultant of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, discusses how painful wisdom teeth can be avoided with proper care.

29 Aug 2013

Be A 'Dental Parent' (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
Dr Tan Wee Kiat, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Dentistry Unit, of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, and her team of paediatric dental specialists, introduce the new concept of 'dental parenting, which aims to get parents to raise their children to possess the right dental habits and be unfraid of dental visits.

7 Aug 2013

Ouch! My Teeth Hurts (Berita Harian)
Diabetic patients are at higher risk of periodontal diseases. Dr Chee Hoe Kit, Consultant, Department of Restorative Dentistry shares the relationship between diabetes and periodontal diseases.

1 Aug 2013

All Smiles After Cancer Treatement (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
Take meticulous care of your teeth after radiotherapy or risk losing them.
Dr Christina Sim, Senior Consultant, Prosthodontic Unit of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, explains the steps she took to assist patient Mr Stephen Chan.

July/Aug 2013

Getting to the Root of the Problem (Singapore Health)
A root canal procedure is not as terrifying as some people think and it can save your teeth. Dr Lui Jeen Nee, Senior Consultant, Endodontic Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry, walks patients through the root canal procedure and tells them what to expect at each stage.

June 2013

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Smiles (Motherhood Magazine)
Your tot needs his strong, healthy baby teeth. These teeth help him chew, speak and make space in his gums for adult teeth later. But how much care do we consciously take to ensure our children's teeth are healthy right from the start?

30 May 2013

Open Up and Say 'Ahhh' (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
OHT Tang Wei Qi shares some tips on not having to be toothless in old age, if you take good care of your teeth.

10 April 2013

Monitoring Decaying Teeth (Berita Harian)
Consuming a lot of sweets without brushing your teeth can cause tooth decay. Dr Md Badrun, Registrar, Paediatric Dentistry Unit of the Department of Restorative Dentistry discusses on tooth decay among children and possible treatment plans.

March 2013

Gum On Strong (Mother & Baby Magazine)
"A healthy diet containing dairy products is good for your baby's developing teeth, gums and bones," said Dr Tan Ching Ching, Consultant, Periodontic Unit of the Department of Restorative Dentistry as she shares her experience on oral care during pregnancy.

18 February 2013

More and More People Whiten Teeth (Lianhe ZaoBao)
With the rise in requests for teeth whitening services, Dr Christina Sim, Senior Consultant, Prosthodontic Unit of the Department of Restorative Dentistry shares on the trends and effects.

February 2013

The Truth About A Sweet Tooth (Singapore's Child Magazine)
Sweets and children are not the best combination for their teeth and Dr Tabitha Chng, Registrar, Paediatric Dentistry Unit, of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, discusses why this is so.

February 2013

The Tooth Truth (Motherhood Magazine)
Your little one's first tooth is making its presence known. Dr Terry Teo, Registrar, Paediatric Dentistry Unit, of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, among others, explain what you can do to ensure a lifetime of good oral care.

31 January 2013

Look Ma, No Teeth (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
Dentists here are seeing more children with early chilhood caries before the age of six, with some requiring general anaesthesia. Dr Tan Wee Kiat, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Dentistry Unit, of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, discusses this issue and its preventive measures.

30 January 2013

What Chinese New Year Goodies Can Do to Your Teeth (Yahoo! News, Fit to Post Health)
Excessive snacking on festive foods can damage your teeth. Dr Christiina Sim, Senior Consultant, Prosthodontic Unit of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, shares more in this online article.

10 January 2013

Don't Avoid the Dentist (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body)
Dr Marianne Ong, Senior Consultant, Periodontic Unit, and Dr Tan Wee Kiat, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Dentistry Unit, of the Department of Restorative Dentistry shares on the importance of keeping regular visits.


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