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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. She is a registered specialist in orthodontics with the Singapore Dental Council, and carries out orthodontic work on both children and adults.

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 the Associate Programme Director for the NUS Orthodontic Residency Programme. Dr Song is Director of Graduate Education for the Oral Health ACP at NDCS and also the chairperson of the College of Clinical Dentistry with SingHealth Academy.


  • 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

  • Director of Graduate Education ORHACP / NDCS Aug 2023 - Present
  • Associate Programme Director for NUS Orthodontic Residency Programme / NDCS July 2023 - Present
  • Chair, College of Clinical Dentistry Jan 2023 - Present
  • Member of SingHealth Academy Executive Council Jan 2023 – Present
  • Member of Education Council (SingHealth) Jan 2023 – Present
  • Member of NDCS Research Committee May 2023 – Present
  • Member of Research & Education Council Aug 2023 – 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
  • Song YL, Yu N, Tan D Ben Poon, Chew MT. A pilot study on three-dimensional printing of stainless steel arch bars for orthognathic segmental jaw surgeries. Annals of 3D Printed Medicine. 2022;6:100055. doi:10.1016/j.stlm.2022.100055
  • Song YL, Foo LH, Ong MAM. Exploring gamified learning for inculcating patient safety concepts in dentistry: A mixed-methods study. Eur J Dent Educ. Published online September 5, 2022. doi:10.1111/eje.12853
  • Chan ELY, Song YL, Foong KWC, Chew MT. 3D printed twin block: A feasibility study. Annals of 3D Printed Medicine. 2023;11:100118. doi:10.1016/j.stlm.2023.100118

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)