DR. MELVIN MARK CHIA
Dr Melvin Chia has made great progress in many fields of advanced dentistry, like Smile Makeover, Orthodontics, Dental Implants, Laser Dentistry and Wisdom Teeth Surgery.
“Aesthetic work requires a keen eye for beauty and what makes things beautiful.
Only by knowing what is beautiful, can one make something more beautiful.”
Believing that dentistry is more of an art than a science, he derives satisfaction in perfecting his skills in a field where learning never ends.
With his attention to details and meticulousness in his craft, Dr Melvin Chia is able to listen to his patients' goals for their smile, and provide the best advice on how to achieve a youthful and attractive smile, based on his patients' expectations and budgets.
Correcting tooth proportions, redesigning the smile line, and other aesthetic elements are just some of the considerations for Smile Makeover.
Dr Melvin Chia strongly believes in creating a smile that best complements the patient's face by customising his dental treatments.
With his patients' best interests at heart, and understanding the excitement of his patients when they want quicker results, Dr Melvin Chia is also perfecting a method for rapid orthodontics (braces), enabling a patient to have straight teeth in just 6 months.
Additionally, he has also created the MMC method of surgically removing wisdom teeth, which takes about five minutes and is minimally invasive, resulting in a faster recovery period and less swelling.
Even when faced with extremely difficult cases of wisdom teeth surgeries, Dr Melvin Chia is able to confidently extract the teeth within a short period of time, and with minimal to no pain for the patients even during recovery.
After successfully removing countless wisdom teeth, Dr Melvin Chia founded the Wisdom Tooth Clinic, a dental clinic which primary focus is on perfecting the removal of wisdom teeth.
DR. KAYDENCE CHONG
Dr Kaydence Chong is a dean’s lister from the National University of Singapore. She spent time in the Prosthodontic Department of National Dental Center before pursuing her interests in Orthodontics when she went into private practice.
Meticulous in nature, Kaydence believes there should be no compromise in quality and details, and she strives to give every patient her best. “Being meticulous can be painstaking, and seeking perfection can be tedious, but the satisfaction that come with the challenge is what keeps me going.”
Dr Chong's focus is on Orthodontics (braces), and has numerous satisfied patients under her care.
She is an advocate of the hands-on approach, and prefers to tend to all of her patients personally, no matter how tight her schedule might be.
DR. LOK HUI YI
Dr Lok Hui Yi graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.). As a dental undergraduate, she served as a member of the Dental Society Executive Committee. Together with her team, she also received the first runners-up award for her undergraduate research project in caries risk assessment, and was given the opportunity to present her work at the Annual Scientific Meet of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in Bali, Indonesia.
Dr Lok started her career at SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP), providing dental care to the community. During her stint at SHP, she was awarded Silver at the Singapore Health Quality Service Awards and Silver at the Eastern Health Alliance Caring Awards. Subsequently, she joined National University Hospital (NUH), where she gained invaluable exposure treating medically complex cases, quickly attaining proficiency and speed in her professional practice.
Working in a large institution like NUH and experiencing vastly different patient profiles day to day allowed her to realise the uniqueness of each patient’s needs. As such, she is a firm believer that a dental professional’s duty is to provide tailored treatment options for each patient, while balancing aesthetics, function and affordability. Having been a dental-phobic patient herself in the past, Dr Lok has an innate and empathic understanding of her patients’ needs and preferences, and is deeply committed to ensuring a comfortable yet effective experience for each of her patients.
Her keen interest in orthodontics stems from the understanding that good, affordable orthodontics is a necessary tool in restoring smiles and confidence thus she joined private practice to explore this field further. She is constantly honing her skills in dentistry and keeping abreast of the latest technological developments in dentistry, and is currently undergoing a two-year course in orthodontics.
Dr Lok co-led a team of students to Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2013 to provide basic dental care to the needy. Her passion to serve her community with dentistry has led her to return every year since.
Dental Hygienist / Therapist
Jinna was inspired to take up a 3-year course in Dental Hygiene and Therapy when she was being treated by an OHT during a dental visit.
Seeing how a basic dental treatment can also bring smiles and confidence to patients gives her a sense of satisfaction and motivation to continue in giving her best.
With a natural flair at dentistry, Jinna is also popular among her patients, who trust her with their periodic visits for scaling and polishing.
Jinna enjoys spending time with pediatric patients too, as she believes that dental visits can be fun for kids. Oral health education starts young, and she aims to help child patients have a good start to oral health habits.
DR. CHAN KOK MENG
Gum specialist at Tooth Angels.