I obtained my training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the University in Hong Kong, where I graduated with a Master of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Subsequently, I was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons as well a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
I have held leadership positions in various dental organisations in Singapore, including being President of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Singapore), Chairman of the Singapore Regional Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and President of the College of Dental Surgeons of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
I have been appointed as a member of the Singapore Dental Council for twelve years during which time, I had chaired the Credentials Committee as well as the Aesthetic Facial Procedures Oversight Committee.
I practice a broad scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with a special interest in reconstructive jaw surgery for dental implantology as well as corrective jaw surgery for dento-facial disharmonies.
I teach and lecture internationally and is devoted to the advancement of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition to my private practice, I teach part time in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National University of Singapore.
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I sometimes feel a loss of control when it comes to my jaw movements. There are also times when my jaw feels stiff and hurts, as though there’s an electric shock running through it. I have a history of grinding my teeth nightly. How do I know if my condition is serious?
My teeth grew abnormally on the right side of my mouth, making it look like I am constantly chewing something. I found a lot of wearable products online that claim to help restructure the teeth. Do you think these kinds of products work, or should I see a specialist?
My elderly father is complaining about his palate thickening. He says it makes him lose the ability to taste food properly. What condition is this – can it be treated?
After removal of my wisdom teeth, I have been feeling constant pain whenever I drink or eat cold or hot food. Can someone suddenly have sensitive teeth after removal of his wisdom teeth? If no, is there treatment for this pain I’m feeling?
I lost two of my side teeth in an accident a few months ago. Two months ago, I decided to have implants to substitute the missing teeth. Everything has been fine until recently. I have had a toothache since a week ago around the implants. I have taken medicines but it doesn’t get better. Now I am worried this could be serious. Should I be concerned about this and have it examined or just keep taking my medicines, Doctor, since it has only been a week?
There seems to be a boil on my upper gums. It’s painful, and it’s red with blood in it. Whenever I brush my teeth it hurts and I’ve tried using a mouthwash but that’s just even more painful. Is the boil dangerous? Do i wait and see if it goes away on its own or should I see a dentist?
I hear a cracking sound from my jaw when I open my mouth. It doesn’t hurt but it feels weird. The sound started when I fell off my bicycle a few months ago and knocked my chin against a bench. However, back then, the pain subsided after a few days and I did not get any bruises or wounds. Do I need to worry about the sound?
I grind my teeth at night on a daily basis and also clench my jaw during the day. I get tension headaches very frequently because of that. It also feels like my jaw muscles are growing in size. I’ve read online that mouth guards are one possible solution, and that jaw botox is another. Will I be able to get botox from a dentist or do i need to go see an aesthetic doctor for that?
There was a boil on the right side of my mouth wall. I thought it was just a blister, so I left it and ate whatever I want still. But there was one day when I was chewing my food, I accidentally bit it and it burst. It tasted bitter. The next day, it turned into an open wound. Until today, it gives me pain in my gums and teeth. When I brush my teeth, or drink cold or hot beverages, or eat something sour, the pain is terrible, it even makes my head ache. Please give me your opinion, what condition is this?
I want to fix my chin/jaw. It is too long for my liking and I feel like I have an overbite. Should I be consulting a plastic surgeon or an oral surgeon?