Maintaining proper oral hygiene is so underrated! People are so focused on buying the latest smartphones, revamping their hairstyles every now and then, and making sure their everyday wear is Instagram worthy, that they completely miss out on making sure that their pearly whites are in tip-top condition. And it’s not just your teeth that you have to worry about because the overall health of your gums is just as important as well!
Your teeth and gums may be hidden behind closed lips, but the secret will reek out the moment you talk. Don’t make the mistake of meeting someone for the first time while sporting a mouth that has clearly seen better days–here are 5 of Singapore’s best dental clinics in Novena to help make sure that you are more than ready to go out there and make a good first impression!
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Bigsmile Dental
Manned by a dentist that has seen patients with orthodontic concerns for over 30 years, Dr. David Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore, and underwent intensive orthodontic training at the University of Adelaide, then earning a Master’s degree in Dental Surgery! Apart from his educational attainment, Dr. Lee is also a fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists and is one of Singapore’s certified providers of Invisalign and eCLigner. With his background and expertise, Dr. Lee and his staff aim to provide you with dental services that are not only comfortable but also guarantee quality orthodontic care and cosmetic dentistry, without the steep price unlike with most dental clinics! With their well-seasoned staff and drive for quality services, complemented by their integration of modern technology, a healthy and beautiful smile is Big Smile Dental‘s guarantee! If you find yourself being held back from achieving that perfect smile because of financial constraints, give Dr. Lee and his office a call!
Paola Alejandra Monasterios Tan
I personally hate going to the dentists because the pain and how ‘rough’ they can get. I was so happy to have found Dr Lee’s dental clinic. He was so patient to explain my underbite condition, when he polished my teeth he was gentle and will constantly ask to see if my teeth hurt. The most important thing. The nurses and service staff are so polite and helpful, whatever information they give is always so assuring. It is really worth the price knowing that I am in good hands.
Contact Number: +65 6734 0007
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18, Novena Medical Centre, Singapore 307506
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-6PM | Sat 9AM-1PM | Closed on Sun
2. Nuffield Dental
Nuffield Dental is another dental clinic that boasts of a warm and welcoming team! Their dentists are driven to provide dental services that cater to the multiple needs of their patients, whether they are booking an appointment for their first consultation, or the treatment itself, even to the post-treatment procedures. They guarantee to give you the attention that you need to feel more welcome and at ease, as well as the information on your overall oral health so you can be aware of the necessary steps to address your areas of concern. Nuffield Dental offers a variety of services, from missing tooth replacement, teeth straightening, even to cosmetic concerns like teeth whitening, veneers; whatever it is you are coming in for, you are assured that Nuffield Dental‘s well-knowledged and experienced dentists and welcoming staff will guide you all throughout the procedure and make sure that you step out of their clinic with a more confident smile!
kids for a check up and clean. Got lost and the staff managed to direct her to the clinic without any confusion. Dr Khee was very clear and understanding. He explained my child’s condition in detail and patiently answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend him to others!
I had a great experience with Dr Yeo. I have very sensitive teeth, even just basic scaling gives me pain. Dr Yeo was gentle and gave me the best dental experience I had. Really recommend Dr Yeo for my fellow sensitive teeth friends.
Contact Number: +65 6397 2739
Address: 09-26 Novena Medical Centre, 10 Sinaran Dr, Singapore 307506
Operating Hours: Mon-Wed 8.30AM-6PM | Thur 9AM-9PM | Fri 11AM-7PM | Sat 9AM-6PM | Closed on Sun
3. Q & M Dental Surgery
Think the name rings a bell? We’re not surprised, Q & M Dental Surgery is a dental group that most Singaporeans are probably familiar with. Not only do they have quite the number of locations spread across the island, but they also cover a variety of dental services that merited them many accolades throughout the years–Influential Brand hailed them as 2019’s Top Brand, Reader’s Digest awarded them 2019 Trusted Brand Platinum Award, among other recognitions. All of these are simply testaments of the quality of service that Q & M Dental Surgery provides, from children’s dentistry, aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry, implants, nerve treatments, all the way to jaw orthognathic surgery. Did we mention that all of their 70 clinics are accredited by CHAS, Pioneer, Medisave, and Baby Bonus? All of these might make Q & M Dental Surgery an intimidating dental group giant, but they’re not! Their in-clinic dentists and staff are as warm and welcoming as they come, so you can easily step into their clinic without the jitters that you would usually feel with most dentists!
Came to this branch after going to a few in the past. Service was exceptionally good, from the dentist Dr Sally to the ladies at the reception.My treatment was so much more pleasant than all my previous visit to other dentist, plus point- very good bedside manners. I would recommend this branch to whomever asked for the service. .
Staff are super friendly, especially for the front desk lady, they remember their clients and treat them very gently and nicely. Richeal is always positive and cheerful to light up the day, The process of treatment is pleasant and no-pain. Strongly recommend Dr Than Zaw Oo for the implant treatment, he is a very skilful and very sympathetic doctor who understands client’s needs, designed the implant professionally and do the surgery precise. I personally very afraid of going to dental, but for this clinic, they just make the treatment so pleasant that conquered my fear.
Contact Number: +65 6251 3233
Address: 238 Thomson Rd, #02-01 Velocity @ Novena Square, Singapore 307683
Operating Hours: Mon 10AM-9PM | Tue 10AM-6PM | Wed-Fri 10AM-9PM | Sat-Sun 10AM-6PM
4. The Oral Care Centre
It’s imperative that we kick off this list of the best dental clinics in Novena with one that is accredited by Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS), Baby Bonus, Medisave, and Pioneer, right? Because The Oral Care Centre is one! Established with the goal to offer you comprehensive dentistry services with a difference, the team that makes up The Oral Care Center educates you on how you can better maintain your oral hygiene by using thorough analysis and diagnosis of your oral environment and then assessing the best preventive measures for you to take. This, in effect, will lessen the likelihood of you needing to book another urgent appointment. But aside from making sure that most (if not all) of your dental needs are met with just one visit, they also strive to lessen the stress that comes with your typical dentist appointments by creating a comfortable and assuring environment for you! Their dentists and oral hygienists are dedicated to serving you with a smile, whether you are coming in for your kid’s routine checkup, or for the elderly.
I’ve been seeing Dr Adeline Wong for the past 4.5 yrs now (my reference are my dentists from the USA) and she has been fantastic. I trust her as my doctor to manage my teeth and I think she’s been fully transparent and very forthcoming of all of my treatment options. She also never recommends treatments until it’s really necessary to do so. I can also vouch for Dr Mervyn Ng, who’s performed 2 implants for me. I was surprised at how fast and painless the two surgeries were, and my recovery. I find the office to be very clean and professional. The quality of the dental work has been very good so far and I have recommended this office to many of my friends and colleagues.
I’m surprised to see the bad reviews but I’d just like to mention that Dr Meryvn Ng has been my specialist here for the past year and he’s been amazing. He’s been extremely friendly and never made me feel uncomfortable in any way. He actually changed my perception on being scared and dentist and made me somewhat positive about it. I’m not sure about the other specialist but I would definitely vouch for Dr Mervyn Ng!
Contact Number: +65 6397 6990
Address: Novena Medical Centre @Square 2, 10 Sinaran Dr, #10-17/18, Singapore 307506
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-6PM | Sat 9AM-1.30PM | Closed on Sun
5. Thomson Dental Centre
If the idea of booking a dentist appointment is scary to you, Thomson Dental Centre is another dental clinic in Novena that you can turn to! Their dentists and staff are driven by their philosophy of having genuine care and concern for your wellbeing, that’s why they make it a point to provide you with dental services that are not only comprehensive but comfortable & gentle at the same time. Considering that you are quite intimidated by dentists and dental procedures, you must have a lot of questions in your head. Don’t worry, their dentists will patiently answer them so you can put your mind at ease and have your dental concerns treated comfortably–they even have television units mounted to their ceiling so you can have something to watch while getting your teeth done! From dental implants, root canal treatments, all the way teeth whitening, you can be assured that Thomson Dental Centre will meet your dental concerns without stressing you out!
Super professional and fully equipped with the best instruments in town. Some of the most caring, conscientious and experienced dentists I’ve met as well. I’ve been seeing Dr Shirley Yap for 18 years. She and her colleagues always impress me.
I highly recommend Dr. Lim. She is professional, manages expectations and very skilful. When I had to replace my filling, but could not live with the pain of drilling, I opted for anesthesia and with just a few quick and skilful injections, she took away the pain of drilling. She also did a great job on the filling replacement as I didn’t have any problems on the chewing thereafter!
Contact Number: +65 6255 0770
Address: 8 Sinaran Dr, #07-08/16-19, Singapore 307470
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-6PM | Sat 9AM-1PM | Closed on Sun
Maintaining good oral health is important not only to save yourself the shame of having ill-maintained teeth but also for you to be able to enjoy life to its maximum–you’re just one dentist appointment away from living your best life, and the ones on this list are worth checking out!