NUS plans new centre to expand dentistry faculty

The National University of Singapore (NUS) plans to expand its Faculty of Dentistry with a new state-of-the-art building set to open in 2017.

In an effort to address a growing demand for dental services, the 26,000 sqm metre Centre for Oral Health - to be located at the National University Hospital (NUH) - will house research, education and clinical services.

Currently, these services are provided in three separate buildings. Undergraduate teaching and research are done in two different buildings at the NUS while clinical services is provided at the NUH.

Details of the centre were revealed on Saturday at the Singapore Dental Association's (SDA) 75th anniversary dinner at Ritz Carlton Millenia.

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong, who was the guest of honour, took the opportunity to commend the SDA Ethics Committee and the many volunteer dentists who provide "pro bono" - voluntary - mediation services for the public.