Smile Dental Group began initally as Landmark Dental Surgery in 1993 as a one-man practice. A decision was made for a change of name to Smile Dental Group as we expanded to 2-man practice. Our goal then was to bring smiles to each and every of our patients. In 1996, we started a branch at Marine Terrace with 2-man practice and expanded to a 4-man practice with a second location at East Coast Road within 10 years. Just 3 years back, Smile Dental Group started to outgrow its clinic capacity; plans were made for a giant move to the current, new facility at 231 East Coast Road. This state-of-the-art clinic sports equipment at the forefront modern dental technology, as well as provision for a 10-man practice and more.
We want to be the trusted dental centre in the east.
We strive to provide safe, affordable dental treatment with the most up to date dental technology and materials.
Why Choose Smile
We accept Health Assist or Pioneer Generation CHAS Cards at Smile. Check with your dentist which treatments are eligible.
We invest in the latest equipment to save you time and money. Ask about CEREC during your next visit.
You are our priority. We make every effort to ensure your visit is a fruitful one.
With over 20 years of dental experience, we are experts in all facets of dentistry.
The Dental Team
Dr Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1981 and later awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1993. He has been practicing General Dentistry for more than 30 years in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand and has a keen interest in Implant Dentistry. Dr Chan is happily married and blessed with 3 grown up children. Outside work and family life, he enjoys a good workout with friends at the squash court.
Dr Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1992, and has since been constantly updating himself with the latest in dental technology and knowledge. He works hard to put a smile on his satisfied patients’ faces. Dr Tan’s dream is to see more young people take up dentistry as a fulfilling profession. Married with three grown up children, Dr Tan enjoys jogging and being a chauffeur to his family members in his free time. He also helps the underprivileged by volunteering with the professional dental mission in developing countries.
I am a fan of sustainable architecture where efficient use of materials and energy blend with nature and engineering, to make a functional, beautiful, living space. This mirrors my daily activities of recycling, composting (I have always been fascinated by worms and bugs) and growing food for dinner.
Pursuing perfection is my bugbear, because I am also a pragmatist. I remember a primary school art lesson which called for a paper mache durian. There hundreds of spikes that had to be painstakingly rolled. In the end, forgoing TV and sleep, the durian was completed. It was a proud moment because it looked so realistic, but I also felt so silly for wasting precious time because no one else gave it a second look.
Being called up to visit the school dental nurse was always a treat for me in primary school. It felt safe. As if she held my hand to guide me through the uncertainties. Hence when we became colleagues, I thanked her for igniting that spark all those years ago. It was through that special nurse that I learnt the value of gentleness, patience and trustworthiness.
Minimalist. Pragmatist. Perfectionist. Holding hands. Now, you know me.
Dr Lim competed his degree studies in NUS in 2008, during which he received numerous awards and bursaries including Drs Tay & Partners Dental Surgeons Medal, Dr Lau Hieng Kiong Medal, Dental Society Merit Awards, and many more.
Dr Lim also served as Overal Dental OIC of IWF Dental Officers in his final posting at the SAF Dental Service whilst being a member of the SDA Continuing Dental Education and Oral Health Awareness Committee.
Dr Lim believes that the ultimate result of dentistry is that patients receive a set of white, clean, evenly matched, vital teeth and that it is best delivered in a gentle loving manner. To this end, Dr Lim endeavours to learn throughout his professional life.
Dr Lim is happily married and blessed with a family that brings him joy. Outisde work and family life, he enjoys serving in his church, a good read and playing intellectually stimulating games.
Dr Tay graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from NUS and was on the Dean’s List in the third final year exams. She was also awarded 2nd runner up for her research project in the Undegraduate Research Opportunities Programme. Upon graduation, she practiced in the National Healthcare Group and the Singapore Armed Forces for four years before joining private practice.
Dr Tay practices a comprehensive range of general dentistry. Patient and gentle, she strives to provide quality dental treatment and enjoys interacting with her patients. She believes in lifelong learning and has attended numerous conferences both overseas and locally to keep abreast with the latest advancements in dentistry.
Outside work, Dr Tay enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and son.
Dr Tee graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from NUS in 2011. She has since, attended several dental courses and is dedicated to improving her skills and knowledge.
Dr Tee gives back to the community by going on mission trips to provide quality dental care to the needy.
In her spare time, Dr Tee enjoys reading, looking after her pets, and playing games.
Dip. Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Singapore)
Claire graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She did her clinical training at the Health Promotion Board, NYP Teaching Dental Clinic, Field Dental Clinic and the National Dental Centre. She will only be content when she sees the people around her living in bliss; that certainly includes her three year old nephew whom she dearly adores. Claire is our Practice Manager.
Dr Lim is a general dentist, gentle, patient and attentive to
his patients’ concerns. He is extremely passionate about his work and dedicated to providing ‘seamless’ care in a comfortable and safe environment.
In his leisure time, Dr Lim enjoys fishing as well as playing badminton.
Dr Than Zaw Oo is a visiting specialist.
Dr. Aidan Yeo is a visiting specialist.
He graduated from NUS in 1997 and served for two years as a dental officer at the National Dental Centre before embarking on a three year residency program in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Yeo graduated with a Masters of Dental Surgery (Oral Maxillofacial Surgery) in 2002 and was also admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Having undergone extensive basic and advanced specialty training, Dr. Yeo is well versed in many aspects of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. He has special interest in the areas of dental implantology and orthognathic surgery, both of which help patients tremendously in improving function, appearance and quality of life.
Dr. Yeo has particular interest in the care and management of patients undergoing radiation therapy for head and neck oncology.
Dr Low Peng Koon is a visiting specialist.
He graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery. He obtained his Masters in Dental Surgery (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) in 1995.
Dr Low has served in many capacities as an Oral Surgeon, namely the Singapore Armed Forces, National University of Singapore, Jurong General Hospital just to name a few.
Dr Low is an Accredited Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon with the Singapore Dental Council. Other than routine Oral Surgical Procedures, Dr Low has a strong focus in