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CI A/Prof Ken Tan from National Dental Centre Singapore

Clin Assoc Prof Tan Ken

BDS (S’pore), MSc (Conservative Dentistry)(UK), FAMS (Prosthodontics), Dr. Med Dent (Switzerland) 

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Prosthodontics

Clinical Appointments

  • Director (Clinical Governance and Quality Management) National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore
  • Senior Consultant Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore

Profile

CI A/Prof Ken Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore and obtained his Masters Degree from the Eastman Dental Institute in London.

He is currently Senior Consultant and Specialist in Prosthodontics at the Department of Restorative Dentistry of the National Dental Centre of Singapore (NDCS). 

Prof Tan concurrently holds the post of Director, Clinical Governance and Quality Management at the NDCS and Clinical Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore where he is involved in prosthodontic post-graduate teaching. He is also the Director, Clinical Quality and Innovation for the Oral Health Academic Clinical Program with SingHealth – Duke NUS. His practice focuses mainly on fixed prosthodontics and implant dentistry and he has lectured and conducted courses locally and regionally in these areas.

Prof Tan was awarded a HMDP fellowship to the Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics of the University of Berne in Switzerland where he was subsequently was conferred the Dr.Med.Dent qualification in 2005. He has numerous publications on fixed prosthodontics and outcomes of implant dentistry. 

Prof Tan is involved in developing guidelines for the practice of implant dentistry and standards for dental specialist assessment with the College of Dental Surgeons and the Ministry of Health of Singapore. He is also a member of the Dental Specialists Accreditation Committee and an assessor for the exit assessment for Prosthodontics with the College of Dental Surgeons Singapore tasked to oversee accreditation of Prosthodontists in Singapore. 

Education

  • Doctor Medicinae Dentium, University of Bern, Switzerland, 2005 
  • Master of Science (Conservative Dentistry), University of London, Eastman Dental Hospital, 1991 
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1997 
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, National University of Singapore, 1987 

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore - from
  • Co-lead, Work group on service transformation for NDCS– from 2015 
  • Member, NDCS Development Project Steering Committee, – from 2015 
  • Director, Clinical Governance and Quality Management, NDCS – from 2011 
  • Institutional Risk Officer, NDCS – from 2010 • Chairman, National Dental Centre JCI Accreditation Steering Committee, NDCS – from 2008 
  • Chairman, National Dental Centre Clinical Quality Committee – from 2006 
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore –2017 
  • Supervisor, Prosthodontic Residency Training Program, National University of Singapore – from 2004 
  • Visiting Consultant, Singapore Armed Forces – 2004 to 2011 
  • Clinical Senior Lecurer, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore – 2003 to 2017 
  • National Dental Centre SQC Leadership and Planning subcommittee, – 2003 to 2004 
  • National Dental Centre Clinical Research Committee – 2000 to 2002 
  • National Dental Centre Implant Dentistry Steering Committee – from 1998 
  • National Dental Centre Infection Control Committee – 1997 to 2002

Awards

  • Singapore Ministry of Health 1-Year Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Fellowship for Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics – 2000 

Publications and Research Trials

Refereed journals 

Five-year retrospective study on success, survival and incidence of complications of single crowns supported by dental implants. Tey VHS, Phillips R, Tan K Clin. Oral Impl. Res. 00, 2016, 1–6 (In-press, accepted March 2016)

Patient-related outcome measures with implant therapy after 5 years Tey VHS, Phillips R, Tan K. Clin. Oral Impl. Res. 00, 2016, 1–6
 (In-press, accepted April 2016) 
 
A systematic review of the survival and complication rates of resin-bonded bridges after an observation period of at least 5 years Pjetursson BE, Tan WC, Tan K, Bra¨gger U, Zwahlen M, Lang NP. Clin. Oral Impl. Res. 19, 2008; 131–141

A 5-year retrospective study of fixed partial dentures: Success, Survival and Incidence of Biological and technical complications Tan K, Chan ES, Sim CP, Hean TK, Kiam CE, Wing YK, Nah CN Singapore Dent J 2006; 28(1) 40-46

Patient Satisfaction with Fixed Partial Dentures: A five-year retrospective study Tan K, Li AZ, Chan ES Singapore Dent J 2005; 27(1):23-9 

A systematic review of the survival and complication rates of fixed partial dentures (FPDs) after an observation period of at least 5 years. I. Implant supported FPDs Pjetursson BE, Tan K, Lang NP, Bra¨gger U, Egger M, Zwahlen M. Clinical Oral Implants Research(Clin Oral Impl Res.15, 2004;625-642) 

A systematic review of the survival and complication rates of fixed partial dentures (FPDs) after an observation period of at least 5 years. II Combined tooth-implant supported FPDs Lang NP, Pjetursson BE, Tan K, Bra¨gger U, Egger M, Zwahlen M Clinical Oral Implants Research (Clin Oral Impl Res.15, 2004;643-653) 

A systematic review of the survival and complication rates of fixed partial dentures (FPDs) after an observation period of at least 5 years. III Conventional FPDs Tan K, Pjetursson BE, Lang NP, Chan ESY Clinical Oral Implants Research (Clin Oral Impl Res.15, 2004;654-666) 

A systematic review of the survival and complication rates of fixed partial dentures (FPDs) after an observation period of at least 5 years. IV Cantilever FPDs Pjetursson BE, Tan K, Lang NP, Bra¨gger U, Egger M, Zwahlen M Clinical Oral Implants Research (Clin Oral Impl Res.15, 2004;667-676) 

The Effect of Cement Volume on Crown Seating Tan K, Ibbetson R. Int. J. Prosthodont., 1996; 9:445-451


Books & Book Chapters 

Dental Implants and Edentulism. Clinical Practice Guidelines 1/2012 Academy of Medicine-Ministry of Health Singapore 2012 Workgroup member and contributing author 

A systematic review of the survival and complication rates of fixed partial dentures after an observation period of at least 5 years Part 1-4 University of Berne 2005 

The Influence of the Quantity of Cement on the Seating of a Full Crown, M.Sc. project report, University of London, 1991 


Published abstracts 

Success and survival of post retained fixed dental prostheses in premolars 17th Biennial Meeting of the International College of Prosthodontists Abstract #33 Santiago, Chile September 2017 

A Five-Year Retrospective Study on the Success, Survival and Incidence of Complications of Fixed Prostheses Supported by Dental Implants 24th European Association of Osseointegration Annual Congress - Abstract#107568 Stockholm September 2015 

Success and survival of 3-unit Fixed Dental Prostheses 16th Meeting International College of Prosthodontists Seoul Korea September 2015 

Patients’ satisfaction with implant therapy after 5 years in function 16th Meeting International College of Prosthodontists Seoul Korea September 2015 

Systematic review of survival and complications of combined tooth-implant supported FPDs 83rd International Association fro Dental Research (IADR) General Session Baltimore - Paper #61192 March 2005 

Five-year study of FPDs- A preliminary report of patient satisfaction 19th International Association for Dental research SEA Division Koh Samui- Abstract #024 Sept 2004 

Systematic review of survival and complications of conventional FPDs 82 nd International Association for Dental Research (IADR), General Session, Honolulu, Hawaii – Abstract #4082 March 2004 

The Effect of Resin and Resin-Ionomer Cements on Crown Seating 76th International Association for Dental Research (IADR), General Session, Nice, France J Dent. Res 77; Abstract# 2347, 1998 June 1998 

The Effect of Cement Volume on Crown Seating 73rd International Association for Dental Research (IADR), General Session, Singapore. J Dent. Res 74; Abstract# 169, 1995 1995

Research Trials