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Dr Song Yi Lin

  • ​BDS (Singapore)
  • MDS (Orthodontics) (Singapore)
  • M Orth RCS (Edinburgh)
  • FAMS

Associate Consultant

Specialty: Orthodontics

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

Clinical Appointments

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


​Dr Song Yi Lin is an Associate 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 also a certified Invisalign® and eCligner® practitioner. 

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. She is also a clinical teacher in the NUS orthodontic postgraduate programme and is currently pursuing a part-time Masters course in clinical education with the University of Edinburgh.


  • Masters in Clinical Education, University of Edinburgh, 2018-
  • 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 Clinical Congress Committee 2019
  • 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 Chair Person 2014 - Present
  • Member of NDCS Annual Scientific Meeting Organizing Committee 2014 
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Orthodontics)
  • Dental Specialist in Orthodontics, Singapore Dental Council
  • Member, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthodontics), United Kingdom
  • Member, Association of Orthodontists, Singapore
  • Registered Dentist, Singapore Dental Council
  • Member, Singapore Dental Association


  • 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

Publications and Research Trials

  • ​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 
  • 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. 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, 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.

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)