Dr Ng Jing Jing
Dr Ng Jing Jing graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2002. After graduation, she worked at Health Promotion Board, School Dental Service (SDS) as a Dental Officer. In 2005, she was awarded an overseas Manpower Development Scholarship by the Ministry of Health to pursue Paediatric Dentistry in University College London (UCL-Eastman), UK. She completed her Master in Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) in 2007. Upon graduation, she continued to serve for six years in the School Dental Service as the in-house Specialist and was also a Visiting Specialist at the National University Hospital Dental Centre (NUH) and part-time Clinical Teacher in the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS.
Working six years in Public Service and in the University Hospital has allowed Dr Ng to gain valuable experience and skills in the management of children requiring extensive dental work. In addition, she has special interest in dental trauma and the management of children with special needs.
Dr Ng left for private practice in 2013 but continues to serve the public sector as a Visiting Consultant at the Cleft and Craniofacial Centre at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Working in private practice had enabled Dr Ng to use the Nitrous Oxide (Inhalation) Sedation Technique, and she finds that the “happy air” is a great way to put children at ease during difficult dental procedures.
Her professional memberships include the Society for Paediatric Dentistry (Singapore) and the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry. In dental education, Dr Ng is a lecturer in the Institution of Technical Education (NITEC in Dental Assisting) and in the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Dentistry.
Dr Tong Huei Jinn
Dr Tong Huei Jinn graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004. After graduation she worked as a dental officer at various institutions, including the School Dental Service (SDS) Health Promotion Board, National Dental Centre and National University Hospital. She then pursued her postgraduate training in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Leeds (UK) on the NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship and was conferred a Masters of Dental Science (Distinction) in 2010. After returning to Singapore, Dr Tong worked at her alma mater as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry (NUS) for 8 years where she taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Concurrently, she worked as a consultant at the National University Hospital, and also held a visiting specialist appointment at the School Dental Service.
Dr Tong obtained Membership in Paediatric Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons (England), and is an accredited Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry in Singapore. Her interests lie in management of children with medical conditions and special needs, as well as treatment of children with severe traumatic dental injuries.
Dr Tong participates actively in dental research and presents regularly at international conferences. She is a member of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, and the Society for Paediatric Dentistry (Singapore). Apart from working in private practice, Dr Tong is an Adjunct Lecturer at NUS and holds a visiting consultant position at NUH.
Dr Justine Lim
Dr Justine Lim graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2011.
After graduation, she worked in government service for 4 years in both Polyclinics and specialist centres like National Dental Centre and National University Hospital Dental Centre.
Her passion lies in seeing children, and she chose to spend her last tenure in Government Service focusing solely on kids.
Dr Lim was based in the School Dental Centre in Health Promotion Board, providing treatment only for pre-schoolers and school-going children.
She went on to complete her Master in Pediatric Dentistry in National University of Singapore. Upon graduation, she continues to contribute to public sector by serving in School Dental Centre in Health Promotion Board. She also works in private practice, which allows her to treat children with advanced behavioral management technique, such as the use of Nitrous Oxide (Inhalation) Sedation Technique.
Her special interest lies in dental trauma and managing children who are anxious/fearful when it comes to dental treatment.
In her free time, Dr Lim volunteers at the dental clinic in Asian Women’s Welfare Association school, providing dental treatment for special needs children.
Dr David Lim
Dr Lim completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2011 from our local National University of Singapore, after which he rotated within various government dental services for 4 years – such as NHGP Polyclinics, HPB School Dental Services, National University Hospital Dental Centre, and the Ministry of Defence. He was awarded the FCO Chevening Scholarship to pursue a Masters of Science in Special Care Dentistry in University College London (UCL-Eastman) in 2015. Upon graduation, he provided care to frail seniors and persons with disabilities at a social organisation’s dental service and the Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry Clinic of the National Dental Centre. He also teaches oral health therapy students at the Nanyang Polytechnic in their geriatric and special care module.
While providing dentistry in the full range of settings – hospitals, community, in disability and nursing homes, and even within people’s houses, Dr Lim realised a need to strengthen avenues to provide dentistry to persons with disabilities. In 2017, he went on to pursue the Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry at the King’s College London. Dr Lim strongly believes in preventing oral diseases via acceptable methods for persons with disabilities, and always seeks to empower caregivers. Dr Lim designs oral care training for healthcare workers in nursing homes and social service organisations, collaborates widely to bring in special care dental products and equipment, and gather people to advocate for oral health opportunities for persons with disabilities.
His professional membership includes Membership for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, IAL Adult Education Network, and the International Advisory Committee of the International Association of Disability and Oral Health. He currently supports MINDS IDD health workgroup, MOH geriatric and special care dental workgroup, and AIC in their training and advisory committee.
Dr Liew Yuqin
Dr Liew Yuqin graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from The University of Western Australia in 2012. During her 5-year training, she was fortunate to be exposed to a variety of dentistry both in Perth and rural Western Australia – providing dental service at The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, School Dental Service, domiciliary care service (geriatric and special needs dentistry), and rural clinic placements. This gave her the opportunity to treat a diverse group of patients – the young to the old from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Since graduation, Dr Liew has been in full-time private practice in Singapore.
Even before starting dental school, Dr Liew always had the ambition and interest in helping children. After more than 7 years of general practice, she decided to affirm her passion and desire of working with children and is currently pursuing a residency training programme at the National University of Singapore, leading to the degree of Master of Dental Surgery in Paediatric Dentistry.
Dr Liew’s desire to help her patients goes beyond the usual clinic setting. Prior to COVID-19 pandemic, she volunteered for yearly mission trips to Myanmar and Cambodia to render dental services for the underprivileged. She also spent some time at the Asian Women’s Welfare Association school providing dental care for the special needs children. She believes in using her skills to be a blessing to others and it brings her much joy knowing she is able to be of help to those in need.