Paediatric Dentistry – Programme Directors / Specialist Committees


Programme Director

Associate Professor Catherine Hong

Dr Catherine HL Hong, BDS, MS (Pediatric Dentistry), Cert. (Oral Medicine), is Associate Professor, Programme Director of the Paediatric Dentistry Residency Training Programme and Assistant Dean of Education (Undergraduate Education) at the Faculty of Dentistry in NUS. She received her Master of Science in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2003 and Certificate Oral Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte in 2006. She is a diplomate of both the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) and the American Board of Oral Medicine. She serves as an examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the Dental Specialists Accreditation Board, Singapore. In addition to patient care, Dr. Hong is actively involved in clinical research studies pertaining to oral complications in cancer patients and the role of oral microbiome in cancer therapy induced oral mucositis.

Programme Associate Director

Dr Eu Oy Chu

Programme Associate Director

Dr Bien Lai

Dr Bien Lai graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). She was awarded the Ministry of Health (MOH) Overseas scholarship in 2008 to receive postgraduate training in the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, specialising in Paediatric Dentistry. She graduated with a Master of Science (Pediatric Dentistry) in 2011 and completed her American Board certification in 2012. She has since obtained her specialist accreditation in Singapore in 2014 and is appointed as the Associate Programme Director of the NUS Paediatric Dentistry Post-graduate programme. She is currently Consultant and Head of Paediatric Dentistry unit in the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS).

Committee Members

Dr Betty Mok

Dr Rashid Tahir

Dr Rashid Tahir graduated with BDS (Singapore) in 1994 and MSc (Distinction) in Children’s Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute, London in 1998. He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore and was Visiting Consultant Paediatric Dentist at the Cleft & Craniofacial Centre of Kandang Kerbau Women’s & Children’s Hospital. He is the President of the Pediatric Dentistry Association of Asia and the President of the Society for Paediatric Dentistry Singapore. He serves as a member of the Dental Specialists Accreditation Board and was previously Chair of the Dental Specialist Assessment Committee for Paediatric Dentistry from 2008 to 2017. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry.

He maintains a private practice restricted to paediatric dentistry at The Kids Dentist located at Camden Medical Centre, Singapore.

Dr Ng Jing Jing

Dr Ng Jing Jing, BDS, MClinDent (Paediatric Dentistry), graduated from National University Singapore in 2002. In 2005, she was awarded an overseas Manpower Development Scholarship by the Ministry of Health to study in London, UK. She completed her Master in Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) in 2007.

Dr Ng is working at Petite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic, a private specialist clinic. She is also a Visiting Consultant at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and part-time Clinical Teacher in the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS. She also lectures for  the Institution of Technical Education (NITEC in Dental Assisting). She is a member of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.