The National Dental Centre

The National Dental Centre is the main referral centre for patients needing specialist oral healthcare in Singapore. It also serves as a centre for training for the dental profession in Singapore and spearheads clinical and translational research in Oral Health Sciences.

Patient care 

The Centre aims to be a leading organisation for quality oral healthcare and aspires to deliver quality care to every patient through comprehensive, integrated clinical practices, innovation and lifelong learning. It attends to over 600 patients daily.

Education and training

The Centre also provides a unique environment for the education and training of dental professionals, including at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Dentistry.


The Centre’s role as a major tertiary referral centre within a medical hub strategically positions it to carry out clinical and translational research in Oral Health Sciences to provide solutions for clinical problems. Research studies at the Centre range from animal, lab, to clinical studies and trials.