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Dr Tay Rong Hao, John

Dr Tay Rong Hao, John

BDS (Singapore)

MDS (Singapore) (Periodontology)

Registrar

National Dental Centre Singapore

Specialty: Periodontics

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Aesthetic Gum Surgery, Dental Implant, Gum Disease, Missing Teeth and Tooth Replacement.

Clinical Appointments

  • Registrar Periodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore

Profile

Dr John Tay is a Registrar at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS). He obtained his Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Periodontology from the National University of Singapore in 2021 upon completion of a 3-year residency programme. He was also awarded the IADR Medal for achieving a distinction in the final MDS Examinations.

His research interests are in bone augmentation in implant dentistry, as well as minimally invasive techniques in the field of Periodontology, with several articles published in several internationally peer-reviewed journals. He also has a keen interest in how periodontal care and delivery can be better optimised in the public sector.

Education

Bachelor of Dental Surgery - National University of Singapore (2015)

Masters of Dental Surgery - National University of Singapore (2021)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

​Registrar, Periodontic Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry, National Dental Centre Singapore 2020 - Present

Awards

​IADR Medal (Best student with an 'A' Grade in Periodontology in final MDS Examination), 2021

Research Interests

1. Delivery of healthcare services and health economics in Dentistry

2. Bone augmentation in Implant Dentistry

3. Minimally invasive techniques in Periodontology

Publications

  1. Ng, E., Tay, J. R. H., Ong, M. M. A., Bostanci, N., Belibasakis, G. N., & Seneviratne, C. J. (2021). Probiotic therapy for periodontal and peri-implant health–silver bullet or sham? Beneficial microbes, 1-16. (IF: 3.4)
  2. Ng, E., Tay, J. R. H., & Ong, M. M. A. (2021). Minimally invasive periodontology: A treatment philosophy and suggested approach. International Journal of Dentistry (CiteScore: 2.8)
  3. Ng, E., Tay, J. R. H., Saffari, S. E., Lim, L. P., Chung, K. M., & Ong, M. M. A. (2021). Adjunctive probiotics after periodontal debridement versus placebo: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 1-10. (IF: 1.5)
  4. Ng, E., Tay, J. R. H., & Seneviratne, C. J. (2021). Aerosol-generating dental procedures warrant further research Journal of Dental Research (in press). (IF: 4.9)
  5. Tay, J. R. H., Ng, E., Nair, R., Tan, Z. S., & Tan, S. H. X. (2020). Economic evaluations in the treatment and evaluation of patients with periodontal disease: A critical review. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 48(5), 679-694. (IF: 5.2)
  6. Tay, J. R. H., Ng, E., Ong, M. M. A., Sim, C., Tan, K., & Seneviratne, C. J. (2020). A Risk-Based Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience in National Dental Centre Singapore. Frontiers in Medicine7. (IF: 3.4)
  7. Tay, J. R. H., Lu, X. J., Lai, W. M. C., & Fu, J. H. (2020). Clinical and histological sequelae of surgical complications in horizontal guided bone regeneration: a systematic review and proposal for management. International journal of implant dentistry6(1), 1-20. (IF: 2.1)
  8. Ng, E., Tay, J. R. H., Balan, P., Ong, M. M. A., Bostanci, N., Belibasakis, G. N., & Seneviratne, C. J. (2020). Metagenomic sequencing provides new insights into the subgingival bacteriome and aetiopathology of periodontitis. Journal of Periodontal Research, 56(2), 205-218 (IF: 2.9)

Research Trials

  • Principal Investigator, The use of residual pockets as an endpoint on periodontal disease progression in periodontitis patients, 2021-
  • Principal Investigator, The use of systemic antibiotics on long-term clinical outcomes in periodontitis patients, 2021-
  • Principal Investigator, Barriers in providing periodontal healthcare in Singapore, 2021-