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Dr Chay Pui Ling

Chay Pui Ling

Dr Chay Pui Ling

BDS (Spore), DCD (Paediatric Dentistry) (Melbourne)


KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Paediatric Dentistry, Dentistry

Sub-specialties: Cleft and Craniofacial Dentistry

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Cleft Lip and Palate in Children, Dental Management of Cleft Lip & Palate Patients, Dental Management of Medically Compromised Children, Dental Management of Special Needs Children, Dental Rehabilitation Under General Anaesthesia/ Sedation, Dental Trauma In Children.

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Consultant Dental Service KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre
  • Consultant Cleft & Craniofacial Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor SingHealth Duke-NUS Oral Health Academic Clinical Programme
  • Director, Clinical Service KKH, Clinical Service SingHealth Duke-NUS Oral Health Academic Clinical Programme


Dr Chay Pui Ling is the Head and Consultant with KK Women's and Children's Hospital's Dental Service, and Cleft and Cleft & Craniofacial Dentistry Unit. She provides preventive and therapeutic dental care for infants, children and adolescents. This includes working closely with the medical team to manage children with medical conditions, special needs, and dental trauma.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2007 from the National University of Singapore, and gathered numerous academic awards along the way. She then completed her postgraduate paediatric dentistry training in 2012, and obtained the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) from The University of Melbourne.

Dr Chay has special interests in:

  • Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation
  • Dental Trauma
  • Dental Management of Children with Medical Conditions and Special Needs


  • Specialists Accreditation in Paediatric Dentistry, 2015
  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry), 2012
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, National University of Singapore, 2007

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Professional Appointments

  • Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore, 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Executive Secretary, Singapore Dental Council, 2013 - Present
  • Senior Dental Administrator, Office of Director of Medical Services, 2013 - Present
  • Patient Safety Lead, KKH Division of Surgery-Dental Service, 2015 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Society for Paediatric Dentistry, Singapore, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Singapore Dental Association, Member, 2007 - Present


  • The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) UK President’s Silver Jubilee Best Poster Prize, Sep 2017
  • Melbourne Dental School Travel Award, The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Colgate Paediatric Dentistry Research Award Winning presentation, Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry, 2012
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize, Best undergraduate researcher (group), MOH, 2007 Postgraduate Training Scholarship for Specialist Training in Paediatric Dentistry, 2009Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) Projects, Winning Group, 2007
  • Vellasamy Medal, 2006
  • Edmund Tay Mai Hiong Gold Medal - Best student in examination, 2006
  • Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Book Prize, 2005
  • Academy of Medicine Prize, 2005
  • University Bronze Medal, 2005
  • Dean's List (2005, 2006, 2007)

Research Interests

  • Paediatric Oral Health
  • Molar incisor hypomineralisation
  • Dental Trauma
  • Dental management of Children with medical conditions and special needs


  • Poster abstract: Yee, R., Chay, PL., & Chia, HL. (2017). Poster (Non-Prize Category): Multidisciplinary management of a special needs patient with fractured tooth fragment embedded in lip. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 27, 41. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12320
  • A novel Ser40Trp variant in IFITM5 in a family with osteogenesis imperfecta and review of the literature. Jinn Ying Lim; Neha Singh Bhatia; Rashida Farhan Vasanwala; Pui Ling Chay; Kevin Boon Leong Lim; Poh Choo Koo. Clinical Dysmorphology in Vol. 28, No.3, July 2019
  • Effect of resin infiltration and oxidative pre-treatment on microshear bond strength of resin composite to hypomineralized enamel. Pui Ling Chay, David J. Manton & Joseph E.A. Palamara. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2014 Jul;24(4):252-67

Research Trials

Effect of resin infiltration and oxidative pre-treatment on microshear bond strength of resin composite to hypomineralised enamel