NDCS Statement - 697 Patients Contacted; 92 Sought Blood Tests
20 June 2017
As of 19 June 2017, the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) has successfully contacted 697 out of 714 patients who had visited the NDCS Specialist Outpatient Clinics on levels 2, 4 and 6 on the 5 and 6 June 2017. We also had face-to-face discussions with 115 patients who dropped by NDCS for further clarifications after our phone calls.
Notification of Incident at NDCS
12 June 2017
The National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) has discovered that, on 5 and 6 June 2017, 72 packs of dental instruments1 which had undergone thermal washer disinfection, but had not completed the final step of steam sterilisation, had been used for patient treatment at its Specialist Outpatient Clinics on levels 2, 4 and 6 of the NDCS building.
Singapore First Dental Clinic for Geriatric and Special Needs Patients Opens at National Dental Centre Singapore
21 June 2016
The Geriatric Special Care Dentistry Clinic (GSDC) at National Dental Centre Singapore was offically opened by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health today. It is the first one-stop specialty clinic in Singapore to deliver inetgrated oral care for patients with complex medical needs, geriatric conditions, as well as intellectual and physical abilities.
NDCS and NTU In A Million Dollar Dentistry Research Partnership
15 April 2014
NTU will train NDCS surgeons on formal research methodologies in a tie-up, producing more dental surgeons who can do research. This could lead to more innovative techniques and devices for improved patient care. Both partners will contribute a total of $1 million towards six research projects for the next three years. These include bone bio-engineering and 3D bio-printing that produces human tissue to replace part of patients’ jaws and gums during reconstructive surgery.
IT Improves Oral Healthcare Delivery: Patient Records At National Dental Centre of Singapore Go Digital
25 March 2011
IT innovations are increasingly at the forefront of dental care delivery. The new electronic dental record (EDR) system at the National Dental Centre of Singapore (NDCS) is the first custom-built solution in Singapore to seamlessly integrate all major aspects of patient management in a large-scale dental institution.
Fixing Jutting Jaws, Weak Chins
14 May 2009, The Straits Times Mind Your Body Supplement (Newspaper, English)
Orthognathic surgery fixes receding chins and disproportionate jaws. Dr Raymond Peck, Senior Consultant, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dr Poon Choy Yoke, Senior Consultant, Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery elaborate more about such surgeries.
Customise Your Smile
May 2009 Issue, SHAPE (Magazine)
Everyone, at any age, can achieve a winsome smile. Dr Christina Sim, Senior Consultant Prosthodontics and Dr Ivan Lim, Senior Consultant Orthodontics, provide solutions to various dental woes that most people experience.
Oral Health Link to Heart Trouble
2 April 2009, The Straits Times (Newspaper, English)
A United States research has shown that people with the most germ-infested mouths are most likely to have heart attacks.
Wait Before You Brush
April 2009, SHAPE (Magazine)
Brushing one's teeth after meals is a good practice. However, Dr Christina Sim, Consultant Prosthodontist, shares that is not advisable to brush immediately after consuming acidic beverages as such drinks are acidic enough to "dissolve" the enamel surface of your teeth.