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ABOUT

ABOUT DR ELAINE NG

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Dr Elaine Ng was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. After relocating to Singapore in 1997, she trained in Dentistry at National University of Singapore. Graduated in 2001, Dr Ng worked in both public and private sectors, and is also experienced in managing trauma, having worked in hospital dentistry and Accident & Emergency during government service.  

Dr Ng entered private practice in 2006, and served for 18 years as a general and sleep dentist at Smilefocus - the first and largest expatriate dental practice in Singapore.

In 2024 Dr Ng commenced practice with My Dental Team in Royal Square in Novena, where she continues to provide services in general and sleep dentistry.

Dr Ng is trained in sleep medicine, and the field of dental sleep medicine.  Dental sleep medicine is a highly specialised area of dentistry that involves the screening and treatment of patients with sleep breathing disorders, ranging from benign snoring to obstructive sleep apnoea and UARS. Dr Ng treats patients with sleep breathing disorders, who are prescribed oral appliances to open up the airway during sleep.  She works closely with ENT surgeons, respiratory medicine specialists, and sleep neurologists as part of a multidisciplinary team.  Dr Ng also collaborates with psychologists, speech pathologists, airway-focused orthodontists and oral surgeons for complete management of patients with sleep and sleep-breathing disorders, oral-facial growth discrepancies, as well as functional speech and swallowing issues.

 

Having established a comprehensive sleep breathing disorder screening program since 2008, Dr Ng has since helped countless patients with early detection of sleep and sleep breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea.

Dr Ng actively lectures on the topic of dental sleep medicine and sleep medicine, and is a member of Singapore Sleep Society, the Australasian Sleep Association, and the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine.

EDUCATION 


  • 1997-2001 Bachelor of Dentistry National University of Singapore

  • 2023 enrolled - International Fellowship of Dental Sleep Medicine (ASA)

  • 2023 enrolled - American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine Mastery program

  • 2024 enrolled - Master of Science (Sleep Medicine) University of Sydney

EXPERIENCE

  • 2001-2002 School Dental Services

  • 2002-2003 National Healthcare Group Polyclinics

  • 2003-2006 National University Hospital Dental Centre

  • 2007- 2024 Smilefocus Pte Ltd

  • 2024- present My Dental Team Pte Ltd

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

  • Australasian Sleep Association

  • Singapore Sleep Society

  • Singapore Dental Association

  • College of General Dental Practitioners

AREAS OF PRACTICE

 

Dental Sleep Medicine

Dental and Facial aesthetics
Restorative Dentistry

Endodontics
Oral Surgery
Periodontics

Preventive Dentistry

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Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  Jn 14:27

The Koru

The Māori word “koru” captures the essence of an unfurling fern frond of the ponga plant, a powerful metaphor for growth and rejuvenation. 

Dr. Elaine Ng, with her roots in New Zealand, resonates with this term’s cultural significance. 

The circular shape of the koru reflects perpetual movement, while the inward coil suggests returning to one’s origin. 

This intricate balance mirrors life’s ever-changing yet constant nature, symbolizing the individual journey we all navigate. 

For Dr. Ng, the koru aptly illustrates life’s path while staying true to oneself.

"My philosophy since day one, is to treat every patient equally, and as if it were myself on the dental chair.  To listen to others as you would want to be heard.  You do not know how long or hard the journey has been for someone else.  Each patient is special, they each have their own unique past experiences, and each health care provider whom they have come in contact with, has shaped their health and their future - for better or for worse.  I feel my job is to not only treat their bodies with respect and care, but also to acknowledge their long carried fears and help them to find workable solutions to their problems."   Elaine Ng

 

What I do outside of the clinic....

Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Ng loves to sew, cook, eat good food, and travel. She practices yoga, and aikido.  Dr Ng is married with 3 teenagers who have grown too fast, and is bird mum to two cheeky budgies, who free roam the house.

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