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Clin Assoc Prof Chew Ming Tak

Clin Assoc Prof Chew Ming Tak

BDS (Singapore)

M Orth RCS (Edinburgh)

MDS (Orthodontics) (Singapore)

FAMS (Orthodontics)

PhD (Groningen)

Senior Consultant

Chief Data and Digital Officer, Head (Digital Dentistry), Co-Head (Dentofacial Deformity Programme)

National Dental Centre Singapore

Specialty: Orthodontics

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Braces, Jaw Surgery, Malocclusion, Orthodontics.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Department of Orthodontics National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore
  • Chief Data and Digital Officer National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore


Cl A/Prof Chew Ming Tak graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1993 and competed his specialty training in Orthodontics in 1998. Prof Chew received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Groningen, Netherlands. 

He was appointed Clinical Associate Professor at the NUS Dental Faculty for his contribution to postgraduate orthodontic education and research supervision. He was Head of the Orthodontic Department from 2005 to 2014. 

Currently, he heads both the Dentofacial Deformity Program and the Digital Dentistry as well as leads the New NDCS Development Project.


  • PhD, University of Groningen, Netherlands - 2007 
  • Fellows of the Academy of Medicine , Singapore (FAMS) - 2001 
  • Membership in Orthodontics, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - 1998 
  • Master of Dental Surgery (Orthodontics), National University of Singapore - 1998 
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, National University of Singapore – 1993

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, NUS: since 2009
  • Co-Chairman, New NDCS Project Committee, National Dental Centre Singapore: since 2015 to present
  • Co-Head, Dentofacial Deformity Program, National Dental Centre Singapore: since 2006 to present 
  • Head, Department of Orthodontics, National Dental Centre Singapore: from 2005 to 2014 
  • Member, Association of Orthodontists (Singapore), since 1998 to present 
  • Member, Singapore Dental Association: since 1993 to present


  • Outstanding Clinician Award, GCEO Excellence Award, SingHealth: 2012 
  • NUS Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award: AY2006/2007 & AY2010/2011 

Research Interests


  • Effectiveness and duration of two-arch fixed appliance treatment Chew MT, Sandham A. Aust Orthod J 2000;16:98-103 
  • An assessment of orthodontic treatment using occlusal indices Chew MT, Sandham A. Sing Dent J 2001;24(1):9-16 
  • Appropriateness of orthodontic referrals: self-perceived and normative treatment needs of patients referred for orthodontic consultation Chew MT, Aw AKL. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2002; 30(6): 449-454. 
  • Orthodontic-surgical management of an impacted dilacerated maxillary central incisor: a clinical case report Chew MT, Ong M Pediatr Dent 2004;26:341-344 
  • Use of the apically-repositioned flap in the management of labially-impacted maxillary central incisors Ong M, Chew MT Sing Dent J 2004;26(1):55-59 
  • Predictability of Soft Tissue Profile Changes Following Bimaxillary Surgery in Skeletal III Chinese Patients. Koh CH, Chew MT J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2004;62(12):1505-1509 
  • A Comparative Assessment of the Perception of Chinese Facial Profile Aesthetics. Soh J, Chew MT, Wong HB. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2005;127:692-9 
  • Professional Assessment of Facial Profile Attractiveness Soh J, Chew MT, Wong HB Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2005;128:201-5 
  • Soft and hard tissue changes following bimaxillary surgery in Chinese Class III patient Chew MT Angle Orthod 2005;75:769-773 
  • Spectrum and management of dentofacial deformities in a multi-ethnic Asian population. Chew MT Angle Orthod 2006;76:804-807 
  • Perception of dental esthetics by Asian orthodontists and laypersons Soh J, Chew MT, Chan YH Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2006;130:170-6 
  • An Asian Community’s Perspective on Facial Profile Attractiveness Soh J, Chew MT, Wong HB Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2007;35(1):18-24 
  • Outcome of orthognathic surgery in Chinese patients: a subjective and objective evaluation. Chew MT, Sandham A, Soh J, Wong HB Angle Orthod 2007;77(5):845-850 
  • Subjective evaluation of the accuracy of video imaging prediction following orthognathic surgery in Chinese patients Chew MT, Koh CH, Sandham A, Wong HB J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2008;66(2):291-296 
  • Evaluation of the linearity of soft to hard tissue movement following orthognathic surgery Chew MT, Sandham A, Wong HB Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2008;134(5):664-669 
  • A Study of Success Rate of Miniscrew Implants as Temporary Anchorage Devices in Singapore. Song YL, M Yow, Chew MT, Foong KWC, Wong HC Int J Dent 2015, Article ID 294670, 10 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/294670. 

Research Trials