Oral Health Therapists and Temporomandibular Disorders: What's the Link?
Dr Adrian Yap is a Senior Consultant / Prosthodontist at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre, as well as the Head of Department of Dentistry at JurongHealth. Dr. Yap is also an Adjunct Professor of the School of Science and Technology, SIM University (UniSIM), an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Clinical Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS.
He obtained his BDS degree from NUS in 1991 where he received several awards including the FAC Ohlers Gold Medal for best clinical student and Terrell Silver Medal for distinction in Prosthodontics. Dr Yap went on to pursue his post-graduate training at the Institute of Dental Surgery (University of London), where he was conferred the 3M Dental Postgraduate Prize, with a Masters in Conservative Dentistry in 1993. Dr Yap obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree from NUS in 2001 and his Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy from the Faculty of Medicine, NUS in 2004.
In addition, Dr Yap has also received several teaching, service excellence and research awards in the areas of Dental Materials and Craniofacial Biology. He lectures world-wide and has authored more than 170 refereed journal articles (H-index of 33), 530 conference/seminar papers, several book chapters and patents, in the areas of TMD, Occlusion and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Yap is a reviewer for numerous international journals and serves in the editorial boards of several including Operative Dentistry and Current Nanoscience.