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Dr Loh Poey Ling
F.A.M.S., B.D.S, M.D.S, Cert. Prosthodontics (Indiana, USA)

Dr Loh Poey Ling

Dr Loh Poey Ling is a prosthodontist in private practice. She continues to be active in teaching at the undergraduate and post graduate programmes after leaving her full time teaching position at the National University of Singapore. She holds the positions of Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, National University of Singapore and Honorary Associate Clinical Professor, Postgraduate Dental Education Unit, Warwick University, UK.

Dr Loh obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1984. She joined the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS as a teaching staff later and was awarded the NUS-Overseas Scholarship to pursue her speciality training at Indiana University, USA. She was an outstanding graduate student and was awarded the Teledyne Hanau Prosthodontics Award and the John F Johnston Society Scholarship Award in 1990 during her course. In 1991, she completed the training and obtained the Master of Science in Dentistry degree and the Certificate in Prosthodontics.

Upon returning home she resumed her teaching and clinical career at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, National University of Singapore where she received the Faculty of Dentistry Excellence in Teaching Award in 1993 and the National University of Singapore Outstanding University Researcher Award in 1999.

Currently she is the Chairperson for the Prosthodontic Dental Specialist Accreditation Committee, Ministry of Health. She was also a former president for the Prosthodontic Society (Singapore). Dr Loh has been very active and served on various committees.

Dr Loh has a special interest in the areas of dental implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics.

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Chairperson, Prosthodontic Dental Specialist Accreditation Committee, Ministry of Health, 2008-2010
  • Secretary, Association of Women Doctors (Singapore) 2006-2008
  • President, Prosthodontic Society (Singapore) 2000-2002
  • Member of Quality Assurance Programme For Dentistry Committee, Ministry of Health,2002
  • Member of Executive Committee, Chapter of Dental Surgeons, Academy of Medicine, 2003/04
  • Member of the Endodontics Specialist Training Committee, Academy of Medicine,1999-2001
  • Member of Executive Committee, Local Organising Committee, International Association for Dental Research 1993-95
  • Member of Singapore Dental Association
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore
  • Member of Prosthodontic Society Singapore
  • Member of Aesthetic Dentistry Society, Singapore


    Excessviely worn down dentition may be restored with a procedure known as full mouth rehabilitation. A markedly worn dentition leads to problems like temporo-madibular dysfunction due to a deep bite. Propping up the bite by replacing missing back teeth and restoring worn dentition not only gives a youthful smile but prevents occurance of such joint problems.

    Implants strategically sunk in by an Oral Surgeon form the basis for which the Prosthodontist replaces a tooth with crowns, bridges or dentures. Also, replacing teeth no longer need to involve long months of denture wear as the implant integrates with the bone. The Prosthodontist will advise you on the possibility of placing temporary crowns with immediate or partial loading during the healing period.

    You may consult with your dentist and discuss the possibility of the using full porcelain restorations for an aesthetic, metal-free smile.