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Dr Foo Lennie

Dr Foo Lennie

DDS (University Sciences Malaysia)

M Perio RCS (Edinburgh)

MDS (Periodontology) (Singapore)

FAMS

Consultant

National Dental Centre Singapore

Specialty: Periodontics

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Impacted Wisdom Teeth, Periodontal (Gum) Disease.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Periodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore
  • Head, Dental Dental Surgery Assistant Certification Programme National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore

Profile

Dr Foo Lean Heong is a consultant in the Periodontics Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry, National Dental Centre (NDC). She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery with Distinction in 2007. She was awarded the prestigious Royal Education Awards by Malaysia King’s Council and Tunku Abdul Rahman Best Undergraduate Student in Public University for her outstanding performance in academic as well as in dental research. 

During her undergraduate days, she has won several research competitions including the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) South East Asia Division Travelling Award for Junior Research Category to represent South East Asia Division in Unilever Hatton Awards Competition in IADR General Session in Brisbane, Australia; as well as Scientific Research Competition in Asia Pacific Dental Students Congress. 

She subsequently further her study in Periodontology and completed her Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology in National University of Singapore (NUS) under NUS Graduate ASEAN scholarship in 2013. 

In addition, she was conferred Membership in Faculty of Dentistry and Membership in Restorative Dentistry in Periodontology by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2012 and 2013 respectively. She received certificate of Specialist Registration with Dental Council in Periodontology and conferred as a Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore in 2017. 

Besides teaching the Dental officers in NDC, Dr Foo is also a clinical supervisor for NanYang Polytechnic Diploma in Oral Health Therapy.

Education

  • Fellow in Academy of Medicine, Singapore - 2017 
  • Membership of Restorative Dentistry in Periodontics, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRD Perio RCSed) – 2013
  • Master of Dentistry, National University of Singapore – 2013 
  • Membership of Faculty of Dental surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS RCSed)– 2012
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University Sciences Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia) - 2007

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical supervisor, Nanyang Polytechnic Diploma in Oral Health Therapy - since 2013 
  • Head, Dental Surgery Assistant Certification Programme - since 2020
  • Auditor, Society of Periodontology, Singapore – 2015 
  • Research Coordinator, International Executive Committee, Asia Pacific Dental Association (APDSA) – 2006-2007 
  • Member, Golden Key International Honor Society - since 2006 

Awards

Education Awards 
  • National University of Singapore ASEAN Graduate Scholarship (NUS GSA) to pursue Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology in National University of Singapore – 2010-2013 
  • Royal Education Awards by Malaysia King’s Council (Pingat Jaya Cemerlang, Anugerah Pelajaran Diraja, by Majlis Raja-raja )– 2008 
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Award – Best Undergraduate (Public University) – 2008 
  • Dean’s List and Distinction in Porfessional III Examination – 2006/2007 
  • Dean’s List – Professional II Examination - 2004/2005 
  • Dean’s List - Professional I Examination – 2002/2003 

Research Awards and presentation 

  • Presentation: Poster presentation in EuroPerio 8 -2015 
  • Presentation: Poster presentation in International Association of Dental research (IADR) SEA division meeting – 2012, 2009 
  • First prize in Oral Presentation, 65th MDA/FDI Scientific Convention and Trade Exhibition 
  • Scientific Research Competition (Bronze), Asia Pacific Dental Student Congress – 2006 
  • International Association of Dental Research (IADR) IADR Malaysian Division Undergraduate Research Award – 2006 
  • International Association of Dental Research (IADR) South East Asia Division Travelling Award for Junior Research Category to represent South East Asia Division in Unilever Hatton Awards, Competition in IADR General Session in Brisbane Australia – 2005 
  • Scientific Research Competition (Second Place), Asia pacific Dental Student Congress – 2005 
  • Scientific Research Competition (Third Place), Asia Pacific Dental Student Congress (Singapore) – 2004 

Research Interests

Publications

  • Gene Expression Analysis of Osteoblast Seeded on Coral Scaffold Lean Heong Foo, A.H. Suzina, A.Azlina, T.P. Kannan J Biomed Mater Res A. 2008 Oct; 87(1): 215-221 

Research Trials