Dr Phay Yew Ming
M Sc Conservative Dentistry (London)
After graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore, Phay Yew Ming served as a dental officer in the RSAF at Tengah Airbase. Thereafter, he pursued a Master of Science degree in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London, before joining the practice established by his father, Dr Phay Thong Huat.
Yew Ming has been actively involved in teaching at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore since 1986. He currently holds the appointment of Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. In pursuing his interest in oral rehabilitation with dental implants he obtained the Certificate of Oral Implantology (University of Frankfurt) in 2004. He was conferred Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in 2006 and is a Ministry of Health(Singapore) accredited specialist in Prosthodontics.
Yew Ming is acutely aware of how daunting it is for many patients to face dental treatment. He helps them to overcome this challenge by first involving them in treatment planning and subsequently strives to provide this treatment with the minimum of discomfort.
Yew Ming keeps fit by playing tennis and building endurance in the gym. He also enjoys windsurfing when time permits.
Dr. Benjamin T.K. Tan
M.Sc. Periodontics (London),
M.Clin.Dent. Periodontics (Distinction, London),
Benjamin is a Ministry of Health (Singapore) accredited Dental Specialist in Periodontics with over 20 years of clinical experience. He specialises in provision of dental implants, treatment of gum disease, bad breath and periodontal cosmetic surgery.
He is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore and teaches in the Periodontal and Dental Implantology programmes.
He was previously Chairperson (2012-2017) and member (2008-2017) of the Dental Specialist Accreditation Committee in Periodontology, the body that conducts the exit examinations of candidates undergoing training to qualify as Specialist Periodontists and hospital Consultants in Singapore. He is presently a member of the Dental Specialist Accreditation Board of Singapore, which set policies for the training and accreditation of dental specialists in Singapore (2017- 2022).
He has served as Councillor of the Asian-Pacific Society of Periodontology (2014-2017); Chairperson of the Chapter of Periodontists, College of Dental Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore (2009-2013); as well as President of the Society of Periodontology Singapore (2006 and 2007).
He received his training in Periodontology and Dental Implantology under the renowned Professor Maurizio Tonetti, at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. He obtained his Master of Science and Master of Clinical Dentistry (with distinction) in 2000.
His original research papers, published in the Journal of Periodontology and Journal of Clinical Periodontology, established the presence of viable bacteria within supragingival calculus. They have been cited in the authoritative textbook of periodontology, Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology; as well as the high impact factor review journal, Periodontology 2000 (Teughels et al 2009, Jepsen et al 2010, Krishna & de Stefano 2016).
Benjamin’s philosophy is to always attempt to salvage natural teeth rather than extract them, and to use non-surgical and conservative treatment options whenever possible.
Dr Basanti Sankaran
Dr Basanti Sankaran is a Dental Specialist in Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, FAMS Prosthodontics. She received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Singapore in 1977 and her Master of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1982. She is also Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore.
After completing her Master Degree, she served as a Prosthodontic Specialist at the Institute of Dental Health (IDH) and the Government Dental Clinic (GDC). At IDH, she was involved with lecturing and training of dental technicians and dental therapists. At GDC she was involved in the treatment of complex cases for partial and complete edentulous patients, maxillofacial prosthodontics and Implant Prosthodontics. She was Head of the Prosthetic Unit in the Department of Restorative Dentistry GDC from 1986 to 1992, before leaving public service for private practice. She was Director of her own practice for twenty-six years before joining Poon and Phay Dental Surgeons Pte Ltd.
Dr Basanti Sankaran’s main clinical interests are in Implant crowns and bridges, veneers for cosmetic dentistry and dentures for partial and complete edentulous patients. She is passionate about treating the elderly patient and providing the simplest prosthodontic rehabilitation to improve their quality of life.
She keeps updated with the latest developments in prosthodontics, and practices yoga and walks to keep fit.
Dr Ida Mai Ai Ting
Dr Ida Mai graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery. She served under the National Healthcare Service (NHS) in the UK with highly experienced mentors and had the opportunity to work on a diverse range of complex cases, including wisdom tooth surgeries, root canal treatment under sedation and full mouth rehabilitations. Under the NHS, she also had the privilege of managing patients from all social backgrounds.
Dr Ida has been serving as a general practitioner since moving back to Singapore. She delivers a diverse range of dental treatments to her patients, from regular checkups to crowns, bridges, wisdom tooth surgeries, root canal treatments and aesthetics. She has a particular interest in root canal treatments and aesthetic dentistry. Dr Ida believes in full mouth rehabilitation for her patients and she completed an implant master course so as to incorporate implants into her patients’ treatment plans, to improve function as well as achieve desirable aesthetics.
She has a friendly and approachable disposition with all her patients and understands that dental visits can be stressful for many. Patient’s comfort is her top priority and she takes the time to listen to each individual’s concern and involves them in every step of the treatment plan. Dentistry is a passion of hers and she continually attends courses and lectures, learning the best and latest methods so as to deliver the most up-to-date treatment plans for her patients.
As a believer in giving back to the community, she volunteered in the Covid-19 response and joined the SG Healthcare Corps to support national swab operations. Dr Ida is an animal lover. She enjoys spending her days off with her cat, Bubba and dog, Rosie. She is also a keen artist, experimenting with water and acrylic media.