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Best Kids Dentists & Family-friendly Dental Clinics in Singapore + Costs in 2022

Parents, take note. Your child’s first visit to the dentist should happen when they turn one or when their first tooth sprouts. Some think baby teeth don’t matter since they are temporary, but that’s a myth. A baby’s first set of teeth are the root of a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Seeing good kids dentists at family-friendly dental clinics every six months from a young age has many benefits. They can help your child develop good oral hygiene habits early and nip potential problems in the bud.

Perhaps most importantly, it gives your child a chance to build a friendly relationship with their dentist. Most people dislike visiting the dentist due to traumatic experiences they had in the dental chair when they were young. Help break that cycle by introducing your child to the best kids dentists and family-friendly dental clinics in Singapore. We also share the costs of common dental services for children, and options for more affordable dental check-ups.

(See also: Paediatricians and Paediatric Clinics in Singapore that Parents Trust)

BEST KIDS DENTISTS & FAMILY-FRIENDLY DENTAL CLINICS IN SINGAPORE

1. Atria-City Dental Group

A dedicated Junior Dental Care Team provides general and specialist dental care for infants to teenagers. Leading the team is a paediatric dentist and orthodontist with extensive training to cater to children’s unique needs. By incorporating books, videos, toys, and colourful interior decor, children find visits to Atria-City Dental Group lively and relaxing.

Where #08-08 Ngee Ann City Tower B, 391B Orchard Road
Contact 6737 2777
Web www.atria-city.com

2. Azure Dental

At the helm of Azure Dental is Dr Prashanth Kanakamedala. He has over 20 years of experience as a dentist, with almost half of those years as a parent. He and his team ensure that every visit is not only effective, but also entertaining. Instead of children crying in fear, expect only laughter and smiles here!

Where 781 Bukit Timah Road
Contact 6463 6318
Web www.azuredental.sg

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3. Family Dental Centre (FDC)

FDC dental clinics across Singapore are staffed by a team of professional dentists trained to treat kids. They set out to treat every patient like family, taking special care and consideration with young ones. With many of their clinics open seven days a week, tele-consults, and 24-hour emergency services, you never have to worry.

Where Multiple clinics islandwide
Contact 6326 1587
Web www.fdc.sg

4. GPA Dental Group

Seeing the world through a four-year-old’s eyes, GPA Dental Group created GPA Kids’ Teeth. Little patients have a dedicated treatment room specially outfitted with child-size equipment. With 20 years of experience treating children with special needs, they are also flexible in how they carry out treatments. A parent’s lap can be a makeshift dental chair if necessary!

Where Clinics at Parkview Square & United Square
Contact Individual clinics
Web www.gpadental.com

5. Gentle Dental Group

The name of the clinic says it all! With a gentle touch, the child-friendly dentists on the team engage little patients in a comforting and cosy atmosphere. There are cartoons on overhead TVs and toys and books in the waiting area. Not forgetting their very own kids’ dental mascot superhero, Captain Gentle, a brave and strong baby tooth!

Where Clinics in Bukit Timah, River Valley & Tanjong Katong
Contact Individual clinics
Web www.gentledental.com.sg

(See also: All About Teething)

6. Kids Dental World

A founding member of Singapore’s Society of Paediatric Dentistry, Dr Ong Yean Sze’s practice specialises in working with kids. She helps children from infants to adolescents and has significant experience treating children with special needs. Little ones also love the cheery and colourful environment at Kids Dental World.

Where #08-33 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road
Contact 6684 3113
Web www.kidsdentalworld.com.sg

7. The Kids Dentist

Fun dentistry for kids is the name of the game at The Kids Dentist. In fact, it’s easy to mistake its waiting room for an indoor playground! Specialist paediatric dentist Dr Rashid Tahir and his team ensure that your child has a positive experience every time. They also attend to children with special needs and complex medical conditions.

Where #13-06 Camden Medical Centre, 1 Orchard Boulevard
Contact 6235 7279
Web www.thekidsdentist.com.sg

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8. My First Dentist

Is your little one ready for their first dental visit? Head to My First Dentist, a paediatric specialist clinic designed with young kids and their families in mind. Leading the charge is mum-of-two Dr Tabitha Chng, whose greatest reward is to see children smile. Besides fighting cavities, her special interest is in paediatric sleep medicine and early management of crooked teeth without using braces.

Where #10-07 Royal Square Medical Centre, 101 Irrawaddy Road
Contact 6988 9068
Web www.myfirstdentist.sg

9. National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS)

The paediatric dentistry team at NDCS specialises in managing the dental needs of children. Clinical services include infant oral health services, caries risk assessment, and dental treatment for special needs children. Kids dentists teach child patients to enjoy dental visits and develop good dental habits to see them through life.

Where 5 Second Hospital Avenue
Contact 6324 8802
Web www.ndcs.com.sg

10. Nuffield Dental

A one-stop multidisciplinary dental care centre, Nuffield Dental personalises holistic oral care for every patient. Paediatric dentists who specialise in treating young children will make your little one feel at ease. They even offer emergency dental services up to 2.30am daily, with hotlines open 24 hours for peace of mind.

Where Multiple clinics islandwide
Contact 6833 4353
Web www.nuffielddental.com.sg

(See also: How to Locate the Nearest Children’s Clinics in Singapore Open on Sundays, Public Holidays and 24 Hours)

11. Q&M Kids

With almost 90 outlets islandwide, there’s a Q&M Dental Clinic pretty much everywhere you go. For paediatric dentistry, head to Q&M Kids clinics. Fun décor and play areas help to distract children, while specialist kids dentists use the Tell-Show-Do technique to reassuring effect.

Where Clinics at City Square Mall, Novena Square & Simei MRT station
Contact Individual clinics
Web www.qandm.com.sg/kids

12. Raintree Dental Clinic

A modern family dental clinic located opposite i12 Katong, Raintree Dental Clinic is popular with parents living in the east. For one thing, their little ones respond well to principal dentist Dr Kuek Yit Liang’s warm, gentle manner. They also love the clinic’s kids’ corner and in-chair and in-ceiling video screens with a selection of animated movies!

Where 107 East Coast Road
Contact 6440 7543
Web www.raintreedental.com.sg

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13. Royce Dental Surgery

Royce Dental Surgery provides comprehensive dental services in a friendly and approachable environment. These range from basic scaling and polishing to specialist orthodontic treatments. For the kiddos, paediatric dentist Dr Jessica Khong helms the Royce Kids clinic at i12 Katong. She’s a mummy to two little ones, so she gets it!

Where Multiple clinics islandwide
Contact 9118 0152
Web www.roycedental.com.sg

14. Sunshine Dental

Using a Tell-Show-Do technique, the kid-friendly dentists at Sunshine Dental build rapport with little patients before proceeding with treatments. From the flagship at Woodlands Civic Centre to its newest clinic at City Gate, founder Dr JonPaul Seah combines cutting-edge technology with a friendly neighbourhood vibe. And a playroom for the kiddos too!

Where Clinics in Woodlands & Beach Road
Contact Individual clinics
Web www.sunshinedental.com.sg

15. T32 Dental Group

T32 Dental Group’s paediatric department, T32 Junior, aims to nurture good oral health in children. In addition, its Camden Medical Centre clinic boasts dedicated T32 Junior facilities. These include ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ treatment rooms with ceiling-mounted TVs, and an entertainment zone with movie screenings and Xbox games!

Where Multiple clinics islandwide
Contact Individual clinics
Web www.t32dental.com

16. TP Dental

The multilingual and multidisciplinary team at TP Dental offer a complete range of dental services from their stylish penthouse clinic. This includes providing dental care that children need in a safe and fun environment. There’s a large play area with books and toys for kids. If your child’s treatment needs are more complex, specialist paediatric dentists are on hand.

Where The Penthouse, #26-01 Ngee Ann City Tower B, 391B Orchard Road
Contact 6737 9011
Web www.tpdental.com.sg

AVERAGE COSTS OF COMMON PAEDIATRIC DENTAL SERVICES

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Did you know that there are fewer than 30 paediatric dentists in Singapore? Naturally, their charges are higher, given their specialised expertise. You can generally expect to pay between $50 and $100 for a regular visit to your neighbourhood GP dentist. However, a regular check-up with a specialist kids dentist is likely to range from $80 to $150. Still, if your child has special needs or other medical conditions that require extra care, or already has had a bad dental experience, the premium might be worth it.

  • Paediatric consultation fees: from $50 to $150
  • Scaling and polishing: from $70
  • Dental fillings: from $100
  • Braces: from $3,500

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MORE OPTIONS FOR AFFORDABLE DENTAL CHECK-UPS & TREATMENTS

School Dental Service

Thankfully, once your child enters primary school, they are entitled to free dental services. It doesn’t get more affordable than that! Until they graduate from secondary school, school dental clinics and mobile dental clinics provide the basic dental treatments. These include scaling, polishing, filling, and extractions. If they require further treatment, they will be referred to the School Dental Centre. More details at www.healthhub.sg

National Health Group, SingHealth, and National University Polyclinics

Selected polyclinics across the island also provide dental services at very affordable rates. Consultation fees for children (and elderly) range from $8.25 to $16.80. The downside is the waiting time for an appointment, which can take up to six months. More details at www.nhgp.com.sg, polyclinic.singhealth.com.sg, www.nup.com.sg

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S.M.I.L.E Clinics @ FOD

Dental students at the NUS Faculty of Dentistry (FOD) in their final year of training to become qualified dental surgeons provide a wide range of dental treatments to children, adults, and seniors. Fees are kept low, but don’t worry — you’ll receive extra careful service under close supervision of dental specialists. More details at www.dentistry.nus.edu.sg

(See also: Baby Support Grant + More Benefits and Subsidies for Parents)

NTUC Health Denticare

Part of Singapore’s largest healthcare cooperative since 1971, NTUC Health Denticare has 18 dental clinics islandwide. GP dentists’ consultation fees range from $25 to $35, while scaling and polishing costs between $50 and $110. If you need specialist treatment, consultation ranges from $40 to $90. More details at www.ntuchealth.sg

Advanced Dental

Advanced Dental offers a full range of dental treatment services at accessible prices and locations — currently 19 clinics and growing. Fees for a short consultation (under 10 minutes) start from $20, with longer consultations from $40. For children, simple procedures such as scaling and polishing, fillings, and extractions start at $70 each. More details at www.advanceddental.co

Greenlife Dental

Another affordable dental chain is Greenlife Dental, with eight clinics conveniently located in the heartlands. Believing that no one should be deprived of quality dental care for financial reasons, consultations cost just $15 to $40. They also partner with local non-profit organisations to provide dental services to their beneficiaries, and volunteer on overseas dental humanitarian trips. More details at www.greenlifedental.com.sg

(See also: 10 Places to Volunteer with Kids in Singapore)

Is it time for your little tot to visit one of the best kids dentists in Singapore? Remember, the earlier you start, the higher the chance of them developing a positive mindset towards dental care and dentistry!

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