About Dr Gerald Tan

Founder and Managing Director, Elite Dental Group Singapore Pte Ltd

Past President, Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore


Dr Gerald Tan graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore, in 2003 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He then obtained his first post-graduate qualification from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgery, Sydney, in 2007, and his second from the Faculty of General Dental Practice and Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England in London, in 2008.

As of 2021, he is currently one of only two dental surgeons in Singapore who is recognised with membership in the prestigious Joint Dental Faculties, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and one of only ten dental surgeons in Singapore who have been conferred a Fellowship in the prestigious International Congress of Oral Implantologists. As of 2021, he is also one of only two dental surgeons in Singapore who has been awarded fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, USA.

He is also currently the only Singaporean dental surgeon to have graduated from the coveted Harvard Business School Executive General Management Program, conferring him with full alumni status to Harvard Business School and Harvard University.

In 2015, he was conferred an honorary Fellowship to the International College of Dentists, Michigan USA, for his outstanding contributions to the dental fraternity in Singapore, leading to multiple mentions as a leading dental surgeon from Singapore in the Leading Physicians of the World publication based in New York, USA.

Of note are also multiple mentions in the Straits Times, LianheZaobao, 938FM, Mind your Body, and a myriad of other social media platforms. Since graduating in 2003, Dr Tan has travelled to over 35 cities all around the globe and has attended over 100 postgraduate dental seminars, symposiums, exhibitions, courses, and internships to the best and most well respected dental clinics in the world, bringing back best practices and knowledge to his own group practice: Elite Dental Group, which he founded in 2013.

From 2012-2016, Dr Tan served as the youngest and longest-serving President of the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore (ADSS) and he continues to serve in its board as Past President in 2021. He was also nominated by ADSS to be a member of the Singapore Dental Association’s Resource Panel for its Ethics Committee in 2014. Dr Gerald Tan has obtained wide experience after serving as a commissioned dental officer at the Singapore Armed Forces, National Dental Centre Singapore, SingHealth Polyclinics, and the School Dental Centre, Health Promotion Board, before moving out to the private sector.

As a general dental surgeon, he discovered his natural talent and calling for Aesthetic Dentistry and Dental Implant Surgery, as he realised his training and skills suited patients looking for more personalised and bespoke services, blending beauty with strength and function, with minimal pain and fuss.

Dr Tan’s bespoke custom smile design process starts with listening to the clients’ wants, desires, and concerns and that is very often what matters most before a unique treatment plan can be tailored. Dental anxiety is a significant concern for many of his patients, and he is proud to share with his patients that every system, protocol, staff training method, and equipment that he has acquired in Elite Dental Group are catered to create the most comfortable patient experience.

Besides his interests in Dental Aesthetics and Dental Implants, Dr Tan is a strong advocate of combining modern computerised dental technology with traditional values of meticulous craftsmanship to create beautiful smiles.

An ardent animal lover, he volunteers at the Singapore Zoo where he provides dental treatment for animals in need of dental care.

Possessing a heart for the underprivileged, he volunteers on medical and dental mission trips to developing communities organised by the Medical Ministry of Wesley Methodist Church.

A keen sportsman, Dr Tan was a member of the Tennis teams for Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore Armed Forces and the National University of Singapore.

Dr Tan is a winner of the Human10 Trusted Reviews Award 2020. Click here to read his story.


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Phone: 63334456

Education

  • BDS (Singapore)
  • FRACDS (Australia)
  • MJDFRCS (England)

Awards and Achievements

  • Honorary Fellowship to the International College of Dentists
  • Membership in the prestigious Joint Dental Faculties, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • A fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists USA
  • A fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy USA
  • Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, F.I.C.O.I ( New Jersey, USA)
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists, F.I.C.D (Michigan, USA)
  • Fellow, Pierre Fauchard Academy, F.P.F.A (Utah, USA)
  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgery. F.R.A.C.D.S (Sydney, Australia)
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member, International Team for Implantology (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Member, American Academy of Implant Dentistry (Chicago, USA)
  • Member, British Academy of Dental Implantology (London, UK)
  • Member, Malaysian Oral Implant Association (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Member, Academy of Osseointegration (Illinois, USA)
  • Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member, International Federation of Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Member, Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Member, Singapore Dental Association
  • Member, Medical Alumni Association
  • Member, College of General Dental Practitioners of Singapore
  • Life Member & Exco, Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore
  • Alumni, Harvard Business School, HBS GMP (Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA)
  • Life Member, Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore
  • Member, Harvard Business School Club of Singapore
  • Alumni & Member, Anglo-Chinese School Old Boy’s Association

Dr Gerald Tan offers the following treatments

  • Sedation Dentistry for Patients with severe Dental Anxiety
  • General Oral Surgery
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction with Dental Implants and Dental Crowns
  • Aesthetic Dentistry and Digital Smile Design
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Recent Answers

Is the recovery process for an immediate dental implant the same as a delayed dental implant?

Yes, it's a similar kind of recovery process. I wouldn't say that it is vastly different. With an immediate implant or conventional delayed implant, typically the immediate recovery from the surgery can be 1 to 2 weeks. Then we wait a typical 3-6 months or sometimes 8 months for the bone to fully regenerate. So, it's not too different.

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How long is the time frame for immediate dental implants?

The duration of the surgical procedure really depends on the number of implants being placed. If one implant is placed, removing one tooth, a typical procedure like that could be an hour long. But if you have 2 or 3 immediate implants, that could take up to 2 to 3 hours, sometimes even 4 hours. Sometimes, when we put immediate implants, we also do simultaneous procedures like a bone graft. Sometimes we do immediate implants with a simultaneous gum graft. So we can do a few simultaneous procedures with the implant which could lengthen the duration of the procedure.

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Are the immediate dental implants stored in the clinic?

No, I don’t have a supply of these individual teeth. And the reason why is because we can manufacture it differently. Everyone's teeth are different. For example, your teeth could be big, mine could be small, some people's teeth can be long, or broad. Everyone's teeth are different, so the beauty of computer-guided planning and CADCAM technology is that through all these scans and software we can actually make immediate temporary crowns that will be in the exact same shape to blend in with the rest of the teeth.

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Recent Sessions

Consult a Dental Surgeon: Dental Implants

Ended on March 26, 2021

About Dr Gerald Tan

Dr Gerald Tan graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Surgery from the Faculty of Dentistry, the National University of Singapore in 2003.

As of 2020, he is one of only two dental surgeons in Singapore who is recognized with membership in the prestigious Joint Dental Faculties, Royal College of Surgeons of England, he is one of only 10 dental surgeons in Singapore conferred with a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists USA. And lastly, as of 2020, he is one of only 2 dental surgeons in Singapore conferred with a fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy USA.

Since graduating in 2003, Dr Tan has travelled to over 35 cities all around the globe and has attended over 100 postgraduate dental seminars, symposiums, exhibitions, courses, and internships at the best and most well-respected dental clinics in the world.

Spilling the Tea on Beautician-Performed Dentistry: Debunking Dentistry Quick Fixes

Ended on August 7, 2020

Dr Gerald Tan was voted by his peers to be the youngest and longest-serving president of the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore (ADSS) from 2012-2016. ADSS also selected him to be on the Singapore Dental Association’s Ethics Committee in 2014. His past experience as a commissioned Dental Officer at the Singapore Armed Forces, National Dental Centre Singapore, SingHealth Polyclinics, and the School Dental Centre, Health Promotion Board enriched him with necessary skills to start his own private group practice in 2013 by the name of Elite Dental Group, with a vision to eliminate severe dental anxiety often associated with complex dental treatment.

Dr Jaclyn Toh graduated with honours from the Dublin Dental School and Hospital of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She is a member of the Singapore Dental Association, the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore and the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore. Dr Toh has been pursuing excellence from the start. Her passion is combining restorative and cosmetic dentistry with orthodontics, for comprehensive dentistry.

Dr Shawna D’Dharan graduated from Saveetha Dental College, an institution recognised as among the leading private dental schools in India. As one of the college’s most promising graduates, Dr Shawna excelled in her clinical practice, emerging 2nd out of 100 students in her graduating class.

Immediate Implants- Teeth in the Day

Ended on June 27, 2020

Dr Gerald Tan was voted by his peers to be the youngest and longest-serving president of the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore (ADSS) from 2012-2016. ADSS also selected him to be on the Singapore Dental Association’s Ethics Committee in 2014. His past experience as a commissioned Dental Officer at the Singapore Armed Forces, National Dental Centre Singapore, SingHealth Polyclinics, and the School Dental Centre, Health Promotion Board enriched him with necessary skills to start his own private group practice in 2013 by the name of Elite Dental Group, with a vision to eliminate severe dental anxiety often associated with complex dental treatment.

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1 Grange Road Orchard Building #12-03 Singapore 239693

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* This profile has been last updated on July 5, 2021.