National Dental Centre

National Dental Centre
The National Dental Centre of Singapore is run by SingHealth and provides full specialist dental services to over 700 patients daily.

The National Dental Centre of Singapore (NDC; Chinese: 国牙科中心) is a modern facility in Singapore dedicated to delivering specialist oral healthcare services. Commencing operations on 1 March 1997, it offers the largest concentration of specialist expertise in a single facility. The Centre’s specialist teams sees over 700 walk-in and referred patients each day at its 92-chair facility, which also includes a day surgery suite.

The Centre has three specialist clinical departments to attend to a wide range of different oral conditions, namely the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. Endodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics are sub-units which may be found within the Department of Restorative Dentistry. Sub-speciality multidisciplinary services are available through NDC’s Centres for Corrective Jaw Surgery, Maxillofacial Rehabilitation and Facial Pain.

The Centre is active in research as well as training activities, in particular the continuing professional education of dentists. Since 2002, NDC has been under the management of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd. NDC is located within Singapore's premier healthcare hub at Outram Park, together with Singapore General Hospital and three other of Singapore's national specialist centres (Heart, Eye and Cancer).




  • Annual attendances total : 168,837
  • Annual dental procedures total : 160, 214
  • Annual day surgeries total : 6,492

(figures as at 31 March 2008)


  • Total staff strength 334 including 153 doctors


  • 92 dental operatories and 6 operating theatre suites
  • teaching and training auditorium and rooms
  • centrally located with good public transport accessibility
  • Dental Simulation Training Lab


  • Offers over 150 hours of continuing professional education annually
  • Residency programmes in 5 specialties (Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Restorative dentistry and Periodontics).
  • Auxiliary training courses for dental assistants and technicians


  • Singapore Quality Class (Sep 2004)
  • People Developer (June 2004, 2002) for staff training and development
  • ISO 9001 (March 2004) certified for Radiography, Dental Laboratory and Central Sterile Supplies Services
  • ISO 14000 (June 2004) certified for Environmental Management processes
  • H.E.A.L.T.H. Award (2003, 2002, 2001, 2000) for health promotion among staff


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