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Dr Chee Hoe Kit

Dr Chee Hoe Kit from National Dental Centre Singapore

Dr Chee Hoe Kit

BDS (Singapore)

MDS (Periodontology) (Singapore)

MRD RCS (Edinburgh)

Senior Consultant

National Dental Centre Singapore

Specialty: Periodontics

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Bad Breath (Halitosis), Caries/Tooth Decay, Dental Implant, Denture, Fillings, Gingivitis, Gum Infections, Missing Teeth and Tooth Replacement, Periodontal (Gum) Disease, Periodontal Disease, Periodontal Surgery/Gum Surgery, Tooth Decay, Tooth Sensitivity.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Periodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore

Academic Appointments

  • Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore

Profile

Dr Chee Hoe Kit is a Senior Consultant from the Periodontics Unit of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) since 2005.

Before joining NDCS, he had worked for 5 years in the public and private sectors before returning to National University of Singapore (NUS) to further specialise a Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) in Periodontology from 2003-2006. 

He attained his Membership in Restorative Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2006. 

In 2009, Dr Chee was accredited the Singapore Dental Specialist Board as a periodontist after completing the advanced specialty training in NDCS. 

From 2009-2010, he was awarded a SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award in ‘Periodontal Plastic Surgery around Natural Teeth & Implants and Guided Bone Regeneration’ at the Department of Periodontics, University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, USA. 

Since his return from Seattle in 2010, Dr Chee has been teaching NDCS Periodontics residents on a weekly basis. He also taught Oral Health Therapists students from the School of Health Sciences, Nanyang Polyclinic, Singapore. Regularly, he shares his dental knowledge and skills through lectures and seminar presentations in NDCS to support the continuation of dental education. 

Dr Chee began to delve into research In 2016. Encouraged by Professor Frank Abbas of the Faulty of Medical Sciences from the University of Groningen, Netherlands, he is now pursuing a PhD in periodontal medicine, specifically on periodontal health and its impact on diabetes mellitus. 

Dr Chee had been actively serving in the Society of Periodontology, Singapore, in its Executive Committee from 2007-2016 and was its President from 2013-2016. He is also the faculty of the Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe) since 2017.

Education

  • Faculty of Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe) - (2017 to present)
  • Membership in Restorative Dentistry (Periodontology) RCS (Edinburgh), The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – (2006) 
  • Master of Dental Surgery (Periodontology), NUS – (2006) 
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Singapore – (1998)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS - (2018)
    Committee for Oral & Craniofacial Implant Programme - (2014 to present)
  • Co-chair of Learning & Sharing Subgroup, SPSW - (2017 to present)
  • Vice-President of Society of Periodontology Singapore - (2016 till 2017) 
  • Committee for Oral & Craniofacial Implant Programme, NCDS – (2015 to present)
  • Committee for Medication Safety Audit, NCDS – (2015 to present) 
  • SingHealth Procedural Safety Workgroup (SPSW) - (2014 to present) 
  • Team Leader for Surgical Safety Promotion, Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe), NCDS – (2014 to present)
  • National Dental Centre Singapore Research Committee - (2017 to present)
  • SingHealth Duke-NUS Disease Centre (SDDC) for Diabetes, a Member of Diabetes & Metabolism Centre Workgroup - (2015/2016) 
  • President of Society of Periodontology Singapore – (2013 till 2016)
  • Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry NUS - (2010 to present)

Awards

  • Silver Award by Singapore Health Quality Service 2018 - (2018)
  • SMile Award by National Dental Centre SIngapore - (2018)
  • NMRC/MOH Research Training Fellowship - (2016)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Gold), SingHealth - (2012)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Silver), SingHealth – (2011) 
  • Health Manpower Development Plan Award, SingHealth – (2008) 
  • Excellent Service Award, SingHealth & SPRING – (2007) 
  • Young Lecturer Award, 18th Convocation, The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons – (2007) 
  • Best Poster Award, 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore General Hospital – (2006)

Research Interests

Periodontal medicine, Periodontal plastic surgery, Aggressive periodontitis, Guided bone regeneration, Dental Implants, Periodontal health and its impact on diabetes mellitus

Publications

  • Chee HK, Lim LP, Tay F, Thai AC, Sum CF. Non-surgical periodontal therapy and serum lipid levels in patients with diabetes mellitus. Ann R Australas Coli Dent Surg. 2006 Sep; 18:46. 
  • Chee HK. Wegener's Granulomatosis - Strawberry Gums of the Oral Cavity Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare Volume 21 Number 1; 2012 : 81-87

Research Trials

  • Periodontal Health and Its Impact on Diabetes : collaboration with Diabetes & Metabolism Centre, Singapore General Hospital and the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. 
  • Characterization of T lymphocyte subsets in human chronic periodontal disease : collaboration with Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.