Research

KEY RESEARCH THEMES

 

Our strategy is to focus on Key Research Themes (KRTs) with greatest potential for regional or international distinction and translation of discoveries to clinical application in the Signature Clinical Programs (SCPs).

 Improving Patients' Lives Flowchart

 

 

Research talent development

 

The Oral Health ACP has established several programs to provide longitudinal support for the research talent development of clinician researchers throughout his/ her career by providing:

  • Protected Time
  • Research Mentors
  • Seed funding

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Local and International Collaborators

 

The Oral Health ACP continually seeks collaborations which bring together scientific experts from all over the world and make possible access to sophisticated laboratory facilities, equipment and highly skilled research scientists. Our past and current partners include the following institutions:

Local and Intl Collaborators Chart 

 

 

Recent Research Events

 

Research Day 2014 & Young Investigator Award

 

To encourage greater research collaborations and celebrate its research achievements, the Oral Health ACP re-launched its annual Research Day on 21 November 2014. The theme for the event was “Research in Oral Health: Transforming Care, Improving Lives”. The Research Day serves as a platform for sharing and network of research ideas and findings. It aims to cultivate a vibrant research culture and to nurture young clinicians in NDCS to embark on a research pathway.

 

Special guest speaker, Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds, the Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Head of the Melbourne as well as NDCS clinician scientists, Dr Christina Sim and Dr Nattharee Chanchareonsook shared insights and showcased their latest research findings at the event.

This year, the inaugural Young Investigator Award was launched to recognize young talents and to encourage and promote quality research. This award was given to the best poster presenters on Research Day.

Young Investigator Award

From left, Young Investigator Award winners: 
                          Dr Yu Na, Dr Leonardo, Dr See Toh YL and Deputy Director (Research & Education) Dr Goh Bee Tin

  

Names and abstract papers of 2014 Young Investigators Awardees:

 

First prize - Dr See Toh Yoong Liang, Consultant from Prosthodontic Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry, NDCS
Poster titled:“Dosimetric Distribution to Tooth-bearing Regions and Osteoradinonecrosis following Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy for Oropharyngeal Cancer”

Second prize – Dr Leonardo Saigo, Registrar from Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,NDCS
Poster titled: “Comparison of Guided Bone Regeneration Using Novel Polycaprolactone Tricalcium Phosphate (PCL-TCP) Membrane verses Collagen Membrane in a Rabbit Calvarial Defect Model”

Third prize - Dr Yu Na, Senior Dental Surgeon, Department of Restorative Dentistry, NDCS
Poster titled: “Role of Implanted Periodontal Ligament Cells in Periodontal Regeneration”

 

Commendatory prize - Ms M. Mangalam, Ms Siti Nurhabsah, Ms Siti Raudah, Ms Nor Hafizah and Ms N.Guneswari, dental surgery assistants, Paediatric Dentistry Unit, NDCS
Poster titled: "Parental reasons for cancelling Paediatric Day Surgery Appointments – A retrospective analysis”

 

 Commendatory Prize Winners

Commendatory prize winners (rightmost anti-clockwise):

Ms Siti Nurhabsah, Ms M.Mangalam, Ms Siti Raudah and Ms N.Guneswari

 



Research Retreat 2014

Research Retreat

Titled “Building Our Research Strategy”, the full-day retreat was held at One˚15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove, on 19 July 2014, it aims to develop the basis of NDCS’ research strategy, which will guide in the development of the Centre’s research activities and workplans for the next 5 years.

 

To set the context for the discussion, distinguished speaker, Prof Wong Tien, Group Director, Research, SingHealth, provided SingHealth’s perspective on “The Importance of Research for SingHealth”. This was followed by a presentation on “Research at NDCS: an overview” by Dr. Goh Bee Tin, Head, Research, NDCS. Prof. Teoh Swee Hin, Chair, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), was also invited to present on potential collaborative opportunities between NDCS and NTU.

 

After setting the context, the participants were split into focus groups to discuss NDCS’ current research strengths and gaps and recommended new ideas for research projects within the Centre’s research themes. By engaging participants in the strategic planning process, a sense of ownership for the Centre’s research direction was developed. The outcomes of the retreat will be developed into a NDCS research master plan to guide research activities in NDCS for the next 5 years.

 

The day concluded with Dr Goh rounding up the groups’ reflections and CI. A/Prof. Poon Choy Yoke, Deputy Executive Director, Education and Research, NDCS, thanking the participants for their invaluable contributions and reiterating NDCS’ commitment to research in her closing remarks. The programme was facilitated by Peter Dorrell from The PD Consulting Group Pte Ltd, Australia (Melbourne).

 

By engaging participants in the strategic planning process, a sense of ownership for the Centre’s research direction was developed. The outcomes of the retreat will be developed into a NDCS research master plan to guide research activities in NDCS for the next 5 years.

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