Dr Shannon Chia
Dr Shannon graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2004. She was in government service for four years. She served the School Dental Service, before being accepted by the Singapore Armed Forces as a dental officer. She was then invited by the Singhealth polyclinics to be overall in charge of the dental officers. Dr Shannon transitioned to private practice seeking greater opportunities to develop her interests in paediatrics and orthodontics. She completed the Comprehensive Orthodontic Programme and obtained her certification in 2008.
“I was motivated to further train in orthodontics so that I can have greater understanding of my younger patients who present with crowded teeth. I love seeing their smiles blossom from being shy and close-mouthed to confident full-fledged grins. The satisfaction and gratification is just immense and I am proud and grateful to be given the opportunity to accompany part of their growing up journey.”
Training in Invisalign, the market leader in invisible aligner solutions, was a natural progression and in the year 2012, Dr Shannon was awarded Best Newcomer by Invisalign. She is truly fascinated by the beauty and intelligence of Invisalign technology and has even undergone the treatment herself so that she can better relate to her patients. She believes every person should have smiles he or she can confidently show off, and is particularly good at offering conservative, non-invasive approaches like teeth whitening and direct no-drill veneers. Most of all, she puts in her best efforts in ensuring her young patients look forward to dental visits and wants never ever again to hear people say they have dental phobia because they had bad experiences as children.
Her own four children all love brushing their teeth, of course, they are even allowed to indulge in occasional chocolate treats because their mummy has a weakness for those as well.