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

Dr Eu Oy Chu graduated from the National University of Singapore, Dental Faculty in 1980 and obtained her Master of Science in Children’s Dentistry from the University of London in 1988. She has more than thirty years’ experience in dental healthcare, ranging from direct patient care mainly in the outpatient setting to dental health promotion programme development in the Training Health Education Unit.

She currently holds the post of Senior Deputy Director (SDD) in the School Dental Service. She administers the School Dental Service, which operates about 200 school dental clinics, 30 mobile dental clinics and the School Dental Centre at Health Promotion Board. With a team of over 270 staff, they are responsible for the promotion and delivery of oral care to the preschoolers as well as the primary and secondary school children in Singapore.

Dr Eu specialises in Children’s Dentistry. Her job also involves providing clinical consultation and dental treatment to preschoolers and children referred in to her by general dental practitioners and dental officers from the school dental clinics. To continually promote and create the awareness of children's dental health she has made presentations on her specialty to the dental professionals and to the public.


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.