Our Dentists

All our dentists are internationally qualified and trained, bringing their expertise to serve the local and international communities of Singapore.

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Bernard Siew

Dr Bernard Siew is from Adelaide, Australia, and qualified from University of Adelaide. He has practiced in Singapore for 17 years. Dr Siew’s areas of interest include cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign aligners, dental veneers in porcelain and resin, as well as teeth whitening. He is passionate about managing excessively worn teeth due to lifestyle problems, ranging…

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Adelaide

Languages

English

Bernard Siew

Dr Bernard Siew is from Adelaide, Australia, and qualified from University of Adelaide. He has practiced in Singapore for 17 years. Dr Siew’s areas of interest include cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign aligners, dental veneers in porcelain and resin, as well as teeth whitening. He is passionate about managing excessively worn teeth due to lifestyle problems, ranging from grinding to acid reflux.  His focus is on prevention and conservative therapy.  Dr Bernard is experienced in full oral rehabilitation and implant prosthodontics including crowns, bridges and dentures.

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Adelaide

Languages

English

Patricia Hancock

Dr Hancock has more than 30 years experience working in London, Hong Kong, Geneva and Singapore.  She also lectured for many years in Hong Kong on Oral Radiology, Periodontology and Conservative Dentistry.  She also gained Part 1 of the Fellowship of the Australian College of Dental Surgeons. Apart from dentistry, Dr Hancock’s expertise includes research…

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

London

Languages

English, French, German

Patricia Hancock

Dr Hancock has more than 30 years experience working in London, Hong Kong, Geneva and Singapore.  She also lectured for many years in Hong Kong on Oral Radiology, Periodontology and Conservative Dentistry.  She also gained Part 1 of the Fellowship of the Australian College of Dental Surgeons.

Apart from dentistry, Dr Hancock’s expertise includes research experience in tissue culture and Oral pathology. She currently sits on the board of Newcastle University in Singapore (NUIS) and several other voluntary committees. Singapore has been home for quite some time and she is a founding member of the Smilefocus team.

Dr Hancock speaks French, German and some Cantonese.

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

London

Languages

English, French, German

Thushala Ubaya

Dr Thushala Ubaya qualified in dentistry with honours in 2000 in London and obtained her Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Masters of Science in Orthodontics at the University of Glasgow. She then undertook further consultant senior orthodontic training at King’s College Hospital in London to obtain her Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2011 and…

Qualifications

BDS (Hons) London, FDS Orth RCS (Edinburgh), M Orth RCS (Edinburgh), MSc (Orthodontics) (Glasgow)

Trained

Edinburgh, Glasgow, London

Languages

English, Korean, Mandarin

Thushala Ubaya

Dr Thushala Ubaya qualified in dentistry with honours in 2000 in London and obtained her Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Masters of Science in Orthodontics at the University of Glasgow. She then undertook further consultant senior orthodontic training at King’s College Hospital in London to obtain her Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2011 and is currently a Fellow of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr Ubaya has worked as a NHS Consultant Orthodontist at the Royal London Dental Hospital and a Clinical Lecturer at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London. She was also the Lead NHS Consultant Orthodontist and Head of the Orthodontic department at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, Essex for 5 years. In addition to her hospital roles she worked part-time in private practice in London for six years.

Dr Ubaya is passionate about managing children and adults with dento-facial problems, including micro and macro smile aesthetics, dental health concerns, orthodontics, digital orthodontics, and managing teenagers and adults with complex jaw and teeth problems requiring orthodontics in conjunction with corrective jaw surgery.

Dr Ubaya offers all types of orthodontic treatments including contemporary orthodontic appliances such as tooth-coloured white cosmetic fixed braces and clear aligners.  Her passion is to deliver a positive body image experience with orthodontics. 

Working together with the patient to produce a beautiful, healthy smile and a satisfied patient with a positive overall experience has been the cornerstone of her practice and her ethos with which she approaches the management of all her patients. Dr Ubaya is friendly, approachable and enthusiastic about providing an enjoyable dental experience. She is happy to work through any questions or concerns that you may have prior to tailoring the treatment uniquely to each individual’s needs.

Qualifications

BDS (Hons) London, FDS Orth RCS (Edinburgh), M Orth RCS (Edinburgh), MSc (Orthodontics) (Glasgow)

Trained

Edinburgh, Glasgow, London

Languages

English, Korean, Mandarin

Brendan Gin

Dr Gin trained in Melbourne, Australia.  After 8 years of private practice he relocated to Singapore in 2000. Dr Gin has a range of experience in treating adults and children.  He has a particular interest in crown, implant crown and bridgework as well as aesthetic dentistry. With over 25 years of experience his gentle and…

Qualifications

BDSc

Trained

Melbourne

Languages

English

Brendan Gin

Dr Gin trained in Melbourne, Australia.  After 8 years of private practice he relocated to Singapore in 2000. Dr Gin has a range of experience in treating adults and children.  He has a particular interest in crown, implant crown and bridgework as well as aesthetic dentistry. With over 25 years of experience his gentle and caring manner has created a loyal contingent of followers who appreciate his calming effect on even the most nervous of patients.

Qualifications

BDSc

Trained

Melbourne

Languages

English

Christina Liew

Dr Christina Liew trained in Melbourne, Australia and relocated to Singapore. She is a long serving member of the Smilefocus team having joined in 2003. Dr Liew is a general dentist with a particular interest in cosmetic work and minor oral surgery, such as wisdom teeth extraction.

Qualifications

BDSc

Trained

Melbourne

Languages

English

Christina Liew

Dr Christina Liew trained in Melbourne, Australia and relocated to Singapore. She is a long serving member of the Smilefocus team having joined in 2003. Dr Liew is a general dentist with a particular interest in cosmetic work and minor oral surgery, such as wisdom teeth extraction.

Qualifications

BDSc

Trained

Melbourne

Languages

English

Elaine Ng

Dr Elaine Ng was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. After relocating to Singapore in 1997 she trained as a dentist and worked in both public and private sectors. Dr Ng is experienced in managing trauma having worked in hospital dentistry and Accident & Emergency. Dr Ng enjoys practicing conservative, restorative, surgical and aesthetic…

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Singapore

Languages

English

Elaine Ng

Dr Elaine Ng was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. After relocating to Singapore in 1997 she trained as a dentist and worked in both public and private sectors. Dr Ng is experienced in managing trauma having worked in hospital dentistry and Accident & Emergency.

Dr Ng enjoys practicing conservative, restorative, surgical and aesthetic dentistry and aims to treat the patient as a whole, as she believes that educating patients about their health, particularly in the area of prevention, is the key to successful long term management.

Dr Ng is a practitioner of dental sleep medicine, which is an area of dentistry that works closely with otolaryngologists (ENT specialists) in the treatment of patients with snoring and sleep breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea.

Dr Elaine offers therapy with botox for the management of bruxism (tooth grinding), hypertrophic jaw muscles and its associated symptoms, as well as facial aesthetic treatments.

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Singapore

Languages

English

Francine Chia

Dr Francine Chia trained in Adelaide, Australia and has over 15 years clinical experience. Dr Chia has been a member of the Smilefocus team since 2008.  She particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and has specific training in Invisalign and Cfast.  Dr Chia’s motivation is to help improve your smile while encouraging optimal oral hygiene and health.

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Adelaide

Languages

English

Francine Chia

Dr Francine Chia trained in Adelaide, Australia and has over 15 years clinical experience. Dr Chia has been a member of the Smilefocus team since 2008.  She particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and has specific training in Invisalign and Cfast.  Dr Chia’s motivation is to help improve your smile while encouraging optimal oral hygiene and health.

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Adelaide

Languages

English

Alison Roberts

Dr Alison Roberts graduated from the Manchester, UK in 1997. After a year in practice she returned to the hospital environment to gain valuable surgical experience. A brief period exploring the world led Alison to work as the only dentist on the Cocos Keeling Islands and Christmas Island. On returning to London, Dr Roberts worked…

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Manchester

Languages

English

Alison Roberts

Dr Alison Roberts graduated from the Manchester, UK in 1997. After a year in practice she returned to the hospital environment to gain valuable surgical experience. A brief period exploring the world led Alison to work as the only dentist on the Cocos Keeling Islands and Christmas Island. On returning to London, Dr Roberts worked in a busy General Practice for 10 years before relocating to Singapore. Dr Roberts is experienced in both Invisalign, Cfast and cosmetic treatment procedures.

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Manchester

Languages

English

Dianne Sainsbury

Dr Dianne Sainsbury graduated from Otago University in 1997 and has worked in NZ, Australia and the UK, and has also had the opportunity to do voluntary work in Cambodia and Vietnam. Dr Sainsbury is passionate about preventive dentistry. She is experienced in family work, crown and bridge, implants and teeth whitening, and aims to…

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Otago

Languages

English

Dianne Sainsbury

Dr Dianne Sainsbury graduated from Otago University in 1997 and has worked in NZ, Australia and the UK, and has also had the opportunity to do voluntary work in Cambodia and Vietnam. Dr Sainsbury is passionate about preventive dentistry. She is experienced in family work, crown and bridge, implants and teeth whitening, and aims to build long-term relationships with parents and their children.

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Otago

Languages

English

Teodora Kent

Dr. Teodora Kent is a kind and empathetic dentist who takes the utmost care of her patients. She was in private practice for 5  years in Brisbane and Sydney before joining Smilefocus in 2014. She graduated with first-class honours from her Bachelor of Dental Science, and her honors research has been published internationally. Dr. Kent…

Qualifications

BDSc (Hons)

Trained

Queensland

Languages

English, Serbian

Teodora Kent

Dr. Teodora Kent is a kind and empathetic dentist who takes the utmost care of her patients. She was in private practice for 5  years in Brisbane and Sydney before joining Smilefocus in 2014. She graduated with first-class honours from her Bachelor of Dental Science, and her honors research has been published internationally.

Dr. Kent is a general dentist with a particular interest in restorative, cosmetic and paediatric dentistry. Dr. Kent also speaks Serbian.

Qualifications

BDSc (Hons)

Trained

Queensland

Languages

English, Serbian

Peter McCorkindale

Dr Peter McCorkindale is a dental practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in both private and public general practice in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and United Kingdom. Dr McCorkindale’s experience includes 5 years as a senior dental surgeon in the Royal Navy (UK), 3 of those years with Royal Marines, passing the Green…

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Otago

Languages

English

Peter McCorkindale

Dr Peter McCorkindale is a dental practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in both private and public general practice in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and United Kingdom. Dr McCorkindale’s experience includes 5 years as a senior dental surgeon in the Royal Navy (UK), 3 of those years with Royal Marines, passing the Green Beret Commando training. For 12 years Dr McCorkindale was principal dentist in his own private practice in New Zealand. He has a special interest in minimal intervention dentistry particularly bonded restorations and cosmetic dentistry. Dr McCorkindale also has experience in placing and restoring implants, wisdom teeth surgery and orthodontics.

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Otago

Languages

English

Stephanie Salanitri

Dr Stephanie Salanitri has been treating children for more than 20 years. Qualifying from University of Queensland and then working with Queensland Health, Dr Salanitri continued post graduate studies in paediatric dentistry. Dr Salanitri is passionate about ensuring children have a positive experience when visiting the dentist. Dr Salanitri’s experience and skills include: development of…

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Queensland

Languages

English

Stephanie Salanitri

Dr Stephanie Salanitri has been treating children for more than 20 years. Qualifying from University of Queensland and then working with Queensland Health, Dr Salanitri continued post graduate studies in paediatric dentistry. Dr Salanitri is passionate about ensuring children have a positive experience when visiting the dentist.

Dr Salanitri’s experience and skills include: development of preventive programs, treatment of dental trauma, treatment of dental developmental abnormalities, complex restorative treatment, orthodontics – interceptive, removable, fixed, minor oral surgery and behaviour management.

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Queensland

Languages

English

Dr Loo Sun Din

Dr Loo Sun Din is a Specialist in Jaw and Face Surgery. He first qualified from National University of Singapore in 2005 before being awarded a scholarship to pursue post-graduate specialist training in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Hong Kong where he developed a discerning interest in facial recontouring, complex jaw and face…

Qualifications

BDS, Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore, MDS (OMFS), Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist Board Certification

Trained

Hong Kong, Singapore

Languages

Cantonese, English, Malay, Mandarin

Dr Loo Sun Din

Dr Loo Sun Din is a Specialist in Jaw and Face Surgery.

He first qualified from National University of Singapore in 2005 before being awarded a scholarship to pursue post-graduate specialist training in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Hong Kong where he developed a discerning interest in facial recontouring, complex jaw and face surgery and dental implant rehabilitation.

Dr Loo dedicated eleven years of his career in public service at the busiest surgical units in Hong Kong and Singapore, holding clinical positions in Queen Mary Hospital (HKG), Prince Philip Dental Hospital (HKG), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (SGP) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (SGP).

Currently, he maintains his role as Visiting Consultant to several public and private hospitals in Singapore.

Embracing sharing and exchange of knowledge, Dr Loo is a teaching faculty in local and overseas surgical courses in corrective jaw & facial surgeries and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSAS).

He is member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AOCMF) and International Society of Head and Neck Trauma (iSHANT).

He also co-wrote a chapter in dental implants for surgery textbook in his spare time.

Qualifications

BDS, Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore, MDS (OMFS), Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist Board Certification

Trained

Hong Kong, Singapore

Languages

Cantonese, English, Malay, Mandarin

Jonathan Luke

Dr Luke has worked as a Dental House Surgeon in Wellington, New  Zealand and as a general dentist at several private practices in both New Zealand and Singapore. Dr Luke has volunteered abroad and regularly attends continuing education including completing his primary exams with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. With an interest in…

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Otago

Languages

English

Jonathan Luke

Dr Luke has worked as a Dental House Surgeon in Wellington, New  Zealand and as a general dentist at several private practices in both New Zealand and Singapore.

Dr Luke has volunteered abroad and regularly attends continuing education including completing his primary exams with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

With an interest in crown and bridgework as well as conservative and aesthetic dentistry, Dr Luke enjoys caring for all your dental needs.

Qualifications

BDS

Trained

Otago

Languages

English

Pauline Shih Jia Lee

Dr Lee graduated from NUS in 2014 and worked for 3 years as a dental officer at various public clinics and institutions before pursuing her postgraduate studies at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She was selected as chief resident in the final year, and completed her residency in paediatric dentistry this year. Dr…

Qualifications

BDS, Dip (Pediatric Dentistry) (UBC), MSc (Craniofacial Science) (UBC)

Trained

Singapore

Languages

Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Pauline Shih Jia Lee

Dr Lee graduated from NUS in 2014 and worked for 3 years as a dental officer at various public clinics and institutions before pursuing her postgraduate studies at the University of British Columbia in Canada. She was selected as chief resident in the final year, and completed her residency in paediatric dentistry this year.

Dr Lee has well-rounded experience in treating children including sedation and GA cases, special needs and medically compromised patients, as well as interceptive orthodontics and trauma. She takes pride in providing a pleasant and positive dental environment where every child can achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.

Dr Lee speaks English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Qualifications

BDS, Dip (Pediatric Dentistry) (UBC), MSc (Craniofacial Science) (UBC)

Trained

Singapore

Languages

Cantonese, English, Mandarin

Faye Fu

Faye graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with a diploma with Merit, from the Faculty of Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2011. Faye was also awarded the Silver Medal for her achievements.  Faye was attached to the Health Promotion Board during her training where she gained valuable experience treating young children and teenagers. Since June 2011 Faye…

Qualifications

RDT/RDH

Trained

Singapore

Languages

English, Mandarin

Faye Fu

Faye graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with a diploma with Merit, from the Faculty of Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2011. Faye was also awarded the Silver Medal for her achievements.  Faye was attached to the Health Promotion Board during her training where she gained valuable experience treating young children and teenagers. Since June 2011 Faye has worked in private practice, joining Smilefocus in 2018.

Faye strongly believes in preventive dentistry and patient education, spending time helping patients understand the choices they can make to ensure good dental health.

Qualifications

RDT/RDH

Trained

Singapore

Languages

English, Mandarin

Carean Lim She Min

Carean graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with a diploma in Oral Health Therapy, in 2011, on a Health Promotion Board Sponsorship. Carean was attached to the Health Promotion Board from 2016-2021 and has worked extensively with schools and pre schools as part of their School Dental Service. Other than providing oral care, she has also been…

Qualifications

RDT/RDH

Trained

Singapore

Languages

English, Mandarin

Carean Lim She Min

Carean graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with a diploma in Oral Health Therapy, in 2011, on a Health Promotion Board Sponsorship. Carean was attached to the Health Promotion Board from 2016-2021 and has worked extensively with schools and pre schools as part of their School Dental Service. Other than providing oral care, she has also been actively involved in HPBs Oral health education programs.

Carean has a passion for dentistry and strives to work alongside her patients in a collaborative effort to help achieve not only a healthy, confident smile, but sustainable overall health.

Qualifications

RDT/RDH

Trained

Singapore

Languages

English, Mandarin

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