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Dr Lisa Tan
B.D.S. (Singapore), M.Sc. Endodontics (London), F.A.M.S. (Endodontics)

Dr Lisa Tan

Dr Lisa Tan is a Specialist in Endodontics. She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1996 and spent time as a Dental Officer at Tan Tock Seng Hospital before embarking on and achieving her postgraduate Masters in Endodontics from the Eastman Dental Hospital University College London in 1999. She spent several years thereafter as an Endodontist at the National Dental Centre Singapore before joining Ko Djeng Dental Centre in 2005 where she still practises today.

Dr Tan is accredited by the Singapore Dental Council as a Specialist in the Field of Endodontics and her work focuses on, among other areas of Dentistry, conditions related to all aspects of surgical and non-surgical Endodontics dealing with the myriad of clinical Endodontic related conditions. Dr Tan routinely carries out conventional Root Canal Treatment and Re-treatments. She has an interest in surgical microscopy and has carried out numerous surgical procedures under high magnification to deal with intractable Endodontic conditions referred to her from her Dental colleagues in Singapore and regionally.

Dr Tan is also heavily involved in Academia and contributes extensively to the education of dentists, aspiring dentists and dental auxillaries. She has delivered lectures on Endodontics to her colleagues in the Dental community and is currently also the Pre-Clinical Co-ordinator of the Endodontic program for the undergraduates at the NUS Faculty of Dentistry, where she is also a part-time tutor. Dr Tan also lectures on Endodontic subjects in the NITEC Program for students aspiring to be Dental Assistants. She also has an interest in scientific and clinical research, particularly relating to cracked teeth and microbiology and has published in International Peer-reviewed Journals. Her research is still being referenced regularly.

Dr Tan is currently a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore and is heavily involved in all areas of clinical practice and management matters in her Dental Group. She still takes time from work to actively contribute to Academia and the Dental community.


Endodontics is a specialty in dentistry concerned with preservation of a diseased tooth. When experiencing a severe toothache, the drastic option is to have the offending tooth extracted. However, if it can be restored, one should consider root canal therapy to clear up the infection of the tooth's pulp and thereby stop the pain. The tooth may then be restored with a crown or simple filling depending on the circumtance.

The use of an endodontic microscope helps the endodontist find tiny/hidden canals and increases the success of root canal treatment dramatically.

Certain times, one faces the challenge of a previously root canal treated tooth that has sustained a reinfection. Modern endodontic techniques gives us the opton of retreating such a tooth with a few modalities, one of which includes microsurgery targetting directly the infection site.