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Dr Song Yi Lin

Dr Song Yi Lin

​BDS (Singapore)

M Orth RCS (Edinburgh)

MDS (Orthodontics) (Singapore)



MSc (ClinEd) (Edinburgh)


National Dental Centre Singapore

Specialty: Orthodontics

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Braces, Dentofacial Deformities, Malocclusion, Orthodontics.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Department of Orthodontics National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Lecturer


Dr Song Yi Lin is a Consultant at the National Dental Centre Singapore. She is a registered specialist in orthodontics with the Singapore Dental Council, and carries out orthodontic work on both children and adults. She is well trained with the use of conventional, aesthetic and self-ligating braces in addition to growth modification appliances which may be required in children with jaw growth discrepancies.

Dr Song graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Surgery. She was awarded the best student with distinction in Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health in her undergraduate cohort and received the Singapore Dental Association Medal. Under a scholarship from the National Dental Centre, she did her postgraduate residency and thereafter received her Masters of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics from NUS and also a Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Fulfilling her passion for teaching, Dr Song also completed a Masters in Clinical education with the University of Edinburgh and is currently a clinical lecturer in the NUS orthodontic postgraduate programme.


  • Masters in Clinical Education, University of Edinburgh, 2018-2021
  • Master of Dental Surgery (Orthodontics), National University of Singapore, 2011-2014
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, National University of Singapore, 2005-2009

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member of NDCS Staff Experience Committee June 2021 - Mar 2023
  • Member of NDCS Dental Market Share for Private Patients Think Tank Committee Oct 2020 – Sept 2021
  • Member of NDCS Orthodontic Department Financial Sustainability Taskforce Workgroup Lead Jan 2020 – Dec 2021
  • Chairperson of NDCS Dinner and Dance 2020-2021 Committee – Present
  • Member of NDCS-HPB screening/collaboration in-charge Apr 2019 –2020
  • Member of NDCS Clinical Congress Committee 2019 - 2020
  • Member of NDCS Medication Safety Committee 2018- Present
  • Member of NDCS Digital Transformation Committee 2018- Present
  • Member of NDCS Annual Scientific Meeting Organizing Committee 2016
  • NDCS Orthodontic Continual Dental Education Chairperson 2014 - May 2019
  • Member of NDCS Annual Scientific Meeting Organizing Committee 2014 
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Orthodontics) 2017 - Present
  • Dental Specialist in Orthodontics, Singapore Dental Council 2017 - Present
  • Member, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthodontics), United Kingdom 2014 - Present
  • Member, Association of Orthodontists, Singapore 2014 - Present
  • Registered Dentist, Singapore Dental Council 2009 - Present
  • Member, Singapore Dental Association 2009 - Present


  • ORH ACP Excellence in Teaching Award (Postgrad), Oral Health Academic Clinical Programme, NDCS, 2020
  • SMile Award, NDCS, 2020
  • 10 Years Long Service Award, SingHealth, NDCS, 2020
  • Gold Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2019
  • Young Clinician Publication Award, Oral Health Academic Clinical Programme, NDCS, 2018
  • Silver Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2016 
  • Young Clinician Publication Award, Oral Health Academic Clinical Programme, SingHealth, 2016
  • Young Clinician Publication Award, Oral Health Academic Clinical Programme, SingHealth, 2015
  • Scholarship from NDCS for the Orthodontic Postgraduate Residency Programme, 2011-2014
  • SDA Medal (Best Student with distinction in Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health), 2009

Research Interests

  • ​Three-dimensional printing
  • Temporomandibular disorders and orthodontics
  • Miniscrew implants


  • Song YL, Yow M, Chew MT, Foong KW, Wong HC. A study of success rate of miniscrew implants as temporary anchorage devices in Singapore. Int J Dent. 2015;2015:294670. doi: 10.1155/2015/294670. Epub 2015 Mar 10.
  • Song YL, Yap AU. Orthognathic treatment of dentofacial disharmonies: its impact on temporomandibular disorders, quality of life, and psychosocial wellness. Cranio. 2017 Jan;35(1):52-57. doi: 10.1080/08869634.2016.1147676. Epub 2016 Mar 21.
  • Song YL, Yap AU. Outcomes of therapeutic TMD interventions on oral health related quality of life: A qualitative systematic review. Quintessence Int., 2018;49(6):487-496. doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a40340.
  • Song YL, Yap AU, Türp JC. Association between temporomandibular disorders and pubertal development: A systematic review. J Oral Rehabil. 2018:1–9. doi: 10.1111/joor.12704 
  • Tan ELY, Song YL, Zhang ZY, Yong KJJ, Zhang Y, Yeo XN, Sim YF. Orthodontic treatment in National Dental Centre of Singapore: Trends toward higher proportion of adult patients. APOS Trends Orthod 2019. 9(2);89-93. doi: 10.25259/APOS-13-2019
  • Song YL, Yap AU. Impact of pain-related temporomandibular disorders on jaw functional limitation, psychological distress and quality of life in postoperative class III East Asian patients. Clin Oral Investig. 2019 Jul 4. doi: 10.1007/s00784-019-02994-x
  • Ng JH, Song YL, Yap AUJ. Effects of Bicuspid Extractions and Incisor Retraction on Upper Airway of Asian Adults and Late Adolescents: A Systematic Review. J Oral Rehabil. 2019 Jul 8. doi: 10.1111/joor.12854
  • Song YL, Tan ELY, Chua BCJ, Ng RJY, & Lam NKP. Interceptive orthodontic treatment in Singapore: A descriptive study. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1177/2010105820922569

Research Trials

  • Feasibility of Three-Dimensional Printing of Twinblocks (PI)
  •  Feasibility of Computer-Aided-Design and Three-Dimensional Printing of Arch Bars for Use in Jaw Surgeries (PI)
  •  Profile of Interceptive Orthodontics in NDCS (PI)
  •  Development and evaluation of a photonumeric index for the assessment of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need by clinicians (Co-I)
  •  Adult Orthodontic Trends (Co-I)
  •  Quality of Life and Its Association with TMD, Pain-related Disability and Psychosocial Status in Post-operative Orthognathic Patients (PI)
  •  Oral health–related quality of life comparison between standard and cleft patients after orthodontic treatment (PI)
  •  Investigation of Orthodontic Miniscrew Implant Success (PI)