IDEM 2024: 19 - 21 April 2024


Chng Chai Kiat


Dr. Chng Chai Kiat

Chief Dental Officer, Ministry of Health
Registrar, Singapore Dental Council
Head, Cleft and Craniofacial Dentistry Unit, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Senior Consultant (Orthodontics), Dental Service, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Dr. Chng Chai Kiat is the current Chief Dental Officer of the Ministry of Health, Singapore and the Registrar of the Singapore Dental Council.

He is a Senior Consultant (Orthodontics) of the Dental Service and Cleft & Craniofacial Dentistry Unit at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He treats a wide array of orthodontic cases including provision of orthodontic care and is known for his ‘Surgery First’ Ortho-orthognathic management and the treatment of cleft and craniofacial patients.

He received his Bachelor of Dentistry and Master of Dental Surgery (Orthodontics), from National University of Singapore. He completed his Fellowship in Clinical Orthodontics at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan.

Dr. Chng has a keen interest in clinical research and has been an investigator for various research topics in the field of orthodontics. In recognition for his continuous efforts, Dr. Chng was awarded the Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Silver) in the year 2012.

Dr. Chng is actively involved in volunteer work at Smile Asia ( where he manages and integrates dental care for cleft lip and cleft palate patients into the interdisciplinary teams. He is also the Committee Member for the Operation’s Medical Volunteer Credentialing Committee.