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Guide to Finding a Dentist in Singapore as an Expat

Expats from all around the world come to Gentle Smile Dental Studio and stay as our patients for their time in Singapore because we have these differentiating factors:

  • We are a full-service clinic for you and your family
  • We are conveniently located in the city centre
  • We serve patients on Saturdays
  • We are culturally sensitive with respect to privacy and preferences
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We understand that different people come from different dental cultures and we are committed to ensuring care and sensitivity towards your privacy and preferences. Our expat clientele comes from China, Indonesia, the UK, Canada, the USA, France, Germany, Russia and Australia. 

Our clinic’s guiding philosophy is “Your Smile, Gently Crafted“.

Range of Services

We have a range of cosmetic and family dentistry services which mean we can sculpt your smile as well as repair imperfections. Each clinician has a distinct specialisation in our clinic.

Our founder, Dr. Kelvin Chua, started off building dentures at a public institution and has a passion for aesthetics and restorative procedures including:

  • Clear aligners like Invisalign
  • Gum contouring
  • Smile makeovers
  • Square jaw treatment
  • Dental veneers, crowns, bridges and implants
  • Mercury removal
  • BTX
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Dr. Kelvin Chua

Clinical Director

“Every patient is unique and deserves an empathetic understanding of their concerns.”

Dr. Chua is a member of the International College of Dentists Fellow and Align Faculty. He has also trained under Dr. Derek Mahony’s Full Face Philosophy course, a three-year orthodontic program.

Dr. Chua’s colleague, Dr. Annabelle Tong, is a dentist who focuses on family dentistry procedures such as:

  • Clear aligners like Invisalign
  • Teeth whitening
  • Root canal therapy
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Crown and bridges 

Dr. Annabelle Tong


“My passion is for you to have a pleasant, comfortable treatment experience, for you to want to come back!”

When you visit us for a regular checkup, you’ll see our dental hygienist, Winnie Tan, who will help you upgrade your dental hygiene. Winnie focuses on preventive dentistry like:

  • Scaling and polishing
  • Preventing caries
  • Education on brushing, flossing and dental hygiene.
Winnie Tan dental hygienist

Winnie Tan

Dental Hygienist

“I provide gentle care to every smile, filled with warmth, care and a genuine sense of belonging.”

If you call us (9321 3232) or WhatsApp us, you’ll interact with Kylie, our customer service expert. She will help you book an appointment, answer your questions, help you with billing and other aspects. We have experience with dealing with insurance like Cigna, Allianz, Raffles Insurance and several others.

Price List

Aesthetic Treatments

TreatmentEstimated cost (SGD)
Invisalign4,500 – 8,500
Smile Makeover350 – 20,000
Laser Gum Contour250+ per tooth
Teeth Whitening350 – 950
Gum Whitening250 (single tooth)
950-1,500 per jaw
Dental Veneers700 – 2,000 individually
Square Jaw300 – 500

General Services

TreatmentEstimated cost (SGD)
General Check-up50
Dental Cleaning130 – 170 (excluding check-up fee)
Dental Fillings200 and up
Root Canal850 to 1,450
Wisdom Tooth Removal250 – 350 (extractions)
950 – 1,250 (surgical removal)
Mercury-Free Dentistry200 – 500
Emergency TreatmentsCall us: +65 9321 3232
Tooth Extractions250 – 350 (extractions) 
950 – 1,250 (surgical removal)
Dental ImplantsCBCT (3D X-Ray) – $350
Straumann Implant with crown: around 4,500
Dental Crowns2,000 (traditional)
2,500 (same-day)
Dental BridgesStarts at 5,500

What If I Move Away From Singapore?

If you leave Singapore, rest assured we have a process to transfer treatment notes and X-ray scans to your next dentist. We comply with Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) regulations. While you are here, your records do not leave our care unless you consent to sharing them.

We also use the most up-to-date techniques and tools such as Straumann implants from Switzerland, which has a global supply network used by dentists all around the world. This means your future treatment will be portable from us to your next port of call.

Your Smile, Gently Crafted

We are centrally located in the city centre, a few steps from Promenade MRT and access to our Millenia Walk clinic is 100% sheltered. There is also a taxi stand nearby and ample parking for visitors. In addition to regular hours during the work week, we are open from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays for your convenience.