Health and Wellness is a series of talks by medical specialists to help alumni better understand common medical conditions. Unravel medical jargon and debunk myths behind seemingly complicated diseases at these talks.
This session is organised in partnership with National University Hospital (NUH) and National University Centre for Oral Health Singapore (NUCOHS).
Taking Charge of Your Oral Health
Good oral health begins with clean teeth. Oral hygiene is important to prevent dental diseases and bad breath. Recent studies have shown that oral infections, especially gum inflammation, have been associated with chronic and systemic conditions such as diabetes, as well as stroke. Join Dr Tay Chong Meng as he discloses common oral diseases and their dental management, as well as tips on preventive oral care.
Dr Tay Chong Meng (Dentistry ’03)
Dr Tay Chong Meng received his basic dental degree from NUS in 2003. He was awarded the Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry Scholarship by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2008, and subsequently completed his specialty training in Special Needs Dentistry in Melbourne in 2012.
Dr Tay is currently working as a Dental Consultant at the National University Health System Singapore, specialising in the management of patients with disabilities as well as those with complex medical issues. He holds an adjunct position in the NUS Faculty of Dentistry as an educator, and is seconded to MOH to assist in dentistry-related matters in the Chief Dental Officer’s Office under the Part-time Professional Scheme.
Orthodontics – Aligning for Better Health
Looking to transform your smile but confused by the different types of orthodontic treatments? Dr Wilson Lu will help you navigate through the options, explaining costs and benefits, as well as discuss preventable orthodontic problems and steps to mitigate them.
Dr Wilson Lu (Dentistry ’11)
Dr Wilson Lu graduated from the NUS Faculty of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2011. He is currently an orthodontist at the National University Centre for Oral Health Singapore, and an Assistant Professor at the NUS Faculty of Dentistry.
He treats patients of all ages from infancy to the late adult stages, specialising in treating early orthodontic problems in the developing face and dentition as well as correction of craniofacial deformities. As a father of three, he truly believes that a good healthy set of teeth starts from developing good oral hygiene practices from a young age, with parents playing a key role in driving oral health education.