Dr. Yea Hwe CHONG
Dental Specialist in Orthodontics
Clinical Director (T32 Specialist Division)
BDS Honours (Singapore)
MDS Operative Dentistry (Singapore)
MSc Conservative Dentistry (London, UK)
Cert Orthodontics (Washington, USA)
MSD (Washington, USA)
Dr. Chong graduated with Honours from the National University of Singapore in 1984. She received numerous awards and accolades during her undergraduate studies. She was awarded the Singapore Dental Association President's Silver Medal and University Silver Medal for best performance at the first and second BDS examinations respectively. She was the best preclinical and clinical student in her cohort. She received the Mummery Medal for being the best student in Oral Pathology. She was awarded the Tratman Medal for being the most distinguished graduate in Dentistry; the Hoops Medal for the best student in Operative Dentistry and the University Silver Medal for the best performance at Final BDS Examination.
Dr. Chong proceeded to obtain her Master of Science in Conservative Dentistry from the University of London in 1987 while on a Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship. She completed the Master of Dental Surgery (Operative Dentistry) from the National University of Singapore in 1990. She went on to further pursue a graduate course in Orthodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. She obtained her Master of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Orthodontics in 1995.
Dr.Chong became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 1992 and attained her specialist certification in Orthodontics from the Academy in 2003.
Dr. Chong was a full time faculty member in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, National University of Singapore / National University Hospital from 1985 till 1993. She was a Consultant Orthodontist with the Raffles Denticare from 1995 to 1998 and then with the MD Specialist Healthcare until April 2008. She is doing part-time clinical teaching in the Division of Graduate Dental Studies at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore.
Dr. Chong is a member of numerous international and local dental and specialist professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, Association of Orthodontists (Singapore), Singapore Dental Association, Association of Aesthetic Dentistry (Singapore) and Prosthodontic Society of Singapore.
She has published widely in international and local scientific journals and given presentations at both local and international meetings/conferences. She was also a reviewer for the journal, The Angle Orthodontist.
Dr. Chong practices braces (orthodontic) treatment for both children and adults, including early interceptive treatment for children. She has special interests in carrying out braces (orthodontic) treatment in conjunction with aesthetic and restorative dentistry; utilizing the latest techniques with the low force, self-ligating bracket systems, temporary mini-implant assisted anchorage and the Invisalign system (no braces). Her expertise also includes the management of patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders who require orthodontia. Her sound background in orthodontics (braces) and restorative dentistry makes her an invaluable team member when dealing with complex interdisciplinary oral rehabilitation involving braces (orthodontics), prosthodontics , and / or orthognathic / telegnathic surgery.