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Clin Assoc Prof Chua Ee Kiam

Cl A/Prof Chua Ee Kiam from National Dental Centre Singapore

Clin Assoc Prof Chua Ee Kiam

BDS (Singapore)

MDS (Operative Dentistry) (Singapore)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Prosthodontics

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry National Dental Centre SingaporeNational Dental Centre Singapore

Profile

Cl A/Prof Chua Ee Kiam is a Senior Consultant at the Prosthodontic Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry, National Dental Centre Singapore. Prof Chua works extensively with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) patients to help them overcome a common yet poorly understood problem. Badly worn teeth fractured teeth, jaw movement restrictions and pain are often the consequence of the problem. 

Prof Chua attempts to reduce the impact by helping patients function normally again with the use of oral appliances and counselling interventions. As a prosthodontist, he restores missing teeth with implants and bridges and works on fractured and cracked teeth with crowns.

Education

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), NUS – (1977) 
  • Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) (Operative Dentistry), NUS – (1984) 
  • Specialist Diploma in Counselling a& Guidance, Temasek Polytechnic (TP) – (1998)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Associate Professor – NUS 
  • Member, Committee of Prosthodontics, Board of Post graduate Dental Studies – NUS 
  • Lecturer, Restorative Dentistry Classroom Seminars: 2nd Year Students – Dental Faculty, NUS 
  • Member, Prosthodontic Society – (1992) 
  • Member, Singapore Dental Association – (1977)

Awards

  • Good Service Award and 25 years award for Community Service, Telok Blangah Constituency – (1995) 
  • Meritorious Service Award for Community Service, Telok Blangah Citizens Consultative Committee – (1998) 
  • Service To Education Award (Silver Medallion), People’s Association for contributions to Ministry of Education (MOE) – (2000) 

Research Interests

Publications

  • A TMJ Update Dr EK Chua Singapore Dental Journal 1989 vol 14:1 19-28 
  • A Profile of the Singapore Population with temporomandibular disorders - a descriptive study Dr EK Chua, David Tay, Tan Bee Yian and Yuen Kwong Wing Ann Acad Med Singapore Vol 18:6 675-80 ;1989 
  • Closure of Median Diastema- A Conservative Approach Drs EK Chua, C Sim and KW Yuen Restorative Dentistry Vol 7 No. 32-7 ;1991 
  • A Cadaveric Study of the Potential Damage in Arthroscopic Examination of the Temporomandibular Joints Drs LY Teh, RHL Peck, SC Chew, WS Goh and EK Chua Ann Acad Med Singapore Vol 21 No. 6 747-750 ; 1992 
  • The Effect of Dentine Bonding agents on the microleakage of porcelain veneers Sim C, Neo J, EK Chua & BY Tan Dental Materials 1994; 10 (7) 
  • Clinical Experience with Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopy Go WS, Teh LY, Peck RHL, Chew SC & Chua EK Ann Acad Med Singapore Vol 25 No. 5 pg 679-82; 1996
  • Dental Technician Training in Singapore – A Survey (Submitted to Singapore Dental Journal) on Jan 2000) Drs KH Teoh & Dr EK Chua 
  • Yap AU, E K Chua, Hoe JK Clinical TMD, pain-related disability and psychological status of TMD patients. J Oral Rehabil. 2002; 29(4):374 -380. 
  • Yap AU, Chua EK, Dworkin SF, Tan HH, Tan KB Multiple pains and psychosocial functioning/psychologic distress in TMD patients. Int J Prosthodont. 2002; 15(5):461- 466. 
  • Yap AU, Tan KB, Chua EK, Tan HH. Depression and somatization in patients with temporomandibular disorders. J Prosthet Dent. 2002 Nov;88(5):479-484 
  • Yap AU, Dworkin SF, Chua EK, List T, Tan KB, Tan HH. Prevalence of TMD subtypes, psychologic distress, and psychosocial dysfunction in Asian patients. J Orofac Pain. 2003 ;17(1):21-28 
  • Yap AUJ, Chua EK et al. Depressive symptoms in Asian TMD patients and their association with non-specific physical symptoms reporting British Dental Journal (2004); 197, 245. 
  • Ken Tan, Chua Ee Kiam, et al A 5 year retrospective study of fixed partial dentures: success, survival and incidence of biological and technical complications Singapore Dental Journal. 01/2007; 28(1):40-6 
  • Elvin Leong, Keson Tan, Chua Ee Kiam, et al The effect of preparation height and luting agent on the resistance form of cemented cast crowns under load fatique Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (J Prosthet Dent) Vol. 102 Issue 3 Pg. 155-64 (Sep 2009) 

Research Trials