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Dr Song Yi Lin

  • Researcher, NDRIS
  • Consultant, Department of Orthodontics, National Dental Centre Singapore
  • Adjunct Instructor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Teacher, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore

Dr Song's research focuses on the exploration of using modern technology in clinical care and clinical education. In clinical care, virtual planning, computer-aided-design (CAD) and three-dimensional (3D) printing techniques are major technological advancements that can revolutionise the practice of dentistry, allowing more efficient workflow, less wastage and greater benefits to patients. In clinical education, with the arrival of ‘post-millennial’ graduates in the workforce, new teaching modalities using digital technology can motivate these ‘digital natives’ to continue their personal and professional development even after graduation. Clinicians engaged in self-directed learning will naturally translate to better patient care.

 Dr Song received the Young Clinician Publication Award in 2015, 2016 and 2019.

Research focus areas
Three-dimensional printing using computer aided design
Gamification in clinical education

Current Projects
Using computer-aided-design and three-dimensional printing in the fabrication of arch bars for jaw surgeries – PI
The assessment of gamified learning to inculcate patient safety in newly graduated dental officers – PI

Publications and/or research projects

  1. 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.

  2. Song YL, Yap AU. Orthognathic treatment of dentofacial disharmonies: its impact on temporomandibular disorders, quality of life, and psychosocial wellness. Cranio 2017;35(1):52-7. doi: 10.1080/08869634.2016.1147676.

  3. 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):487-96. doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a40340.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. doi: 10.1007/s00784-019-02994-x. [Epub ahead of print].

  7. 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. doi: 10.1111/joor.12854. [Epub ahead of print]