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Our Work in the Community (RHS)

National Dental Centre Singapore’s regional health system framework aligns with Ministry of Health’s Beyond Healthcare 2020 vision to move beyond hospital to community, beyond healthcare to value, and beyond healthcare to health. Our aim is to empower the population to Keep Well, Get Well, and Age Well in the community and at home.

Our regional health system initiatives (RHS) include:

  • A Care Partnership programme where we partner with like-minded primary care dental practitioners to provide shared care or fully transitioned care of patients with stable periodontal (gum) conditions and those who require simple crowns. The programme has been well received with more than 250 participants, the majority of whom have provided positive feedback

  • Dental screening in the community under Project Silver Screen in collaboration with Health Promotion Board and Temasek Foundation Cares, and Neighbourhood Health Service. We aim to provide oral health screening to the community, and pick up undiagnosed dental conditions which can then be referred to dentists in the community or to NDCS for further follow-up

  • Training non-dental healthcare professionals working in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes to provide basic oral hygiene, and to detect dental conditions that require treatment

  • Creating awareness of oral health topics through roadshows, public forums, and talks in the community, and at schools and workplaces

  • Conducting health services research to enhance the way care is delivered, and improve treatment outcomes