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Q&M Dental cuts its teeth on tech-driven processes

Q & M Dental places a strong emphasis on upgrading the knowledge of its dentists through regular educational events, said Mr Ng Chin Siau.
Q & M Dental places a strong emphasis on upgrading the knowledge of its dentists through regular educational events, said Mr Ng Chin Siau.PHOTO: Q & M DENTAL

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Home-grown Q&M Dental Group was listed on the Singapore Exchange in November 2009. From a single clinic with one dentist at Bukit Batok in 1996, it has grown to 73 clinics in Singapore.

It boasts a pool of more than 230 dentists, of which 20 are visiting lecturers at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore. The dentists are supported by a team of around 400 clinical and administrative staff. As the largest private dental healthcare group here, it serves more than 600,000 patients islandwide, providing primary care and specialist services. Patients can pay via Medisave for selected procedures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 25, 2018, with the headline 'Q&M Dental cuts its teeth on tech-driven processes'. Print Edition | Subscribe