IDEM 2022: 8 - 10 April 2022


Marlene Teo


Dr Marlene Teo, BDS Hons. (Singapore); Cert Perio; MS Periodontology (USA); Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Dr Marlene Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore, where she was the sixth dental graduate in its 64-year history to be awarded  BDS Honours. Throughout her course of study, Dr Teo was awarded a total of 11 academic and clinical medals, including the Lee Kuan Yew gold medal (Best Student Throughout Course of Study), the Tratman Silver Medal (Most Distinguished Graduate) and the Dr FAC Oehlers Gold Medal (Best Clinical Student).

Dr Teo subsequently obtained her Masters in Periodontology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was selected as one of four finalists in the prestigious Orban competition. That same year, Dr Teo was also awarded the North Carolina-AADR Turner Research award. She’s an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and an ITI Fellow. She’s also a key opinion leader for Oral-B, Dentsply Professional, Straumann, Geistlich and Biogaia Prodentis. She is also a certified trainer for Dentsply Professional.

Dr Teo maintains a clinical practice limited to periodontics and dental implants at An Dental. She was an Adjunct Lecturer at the National University of Singapore from 2006 to 2018. This involved supervising both undergraduates and postgraduates in the Periodontology program and the Certificate in Oral Implantology Singapore course.

Dr Teo lectures extensively in English and Mandarin both locally and internationally. Her areas of interest are soft tissue aesthetics in implant dentistry, multidisciplinary treatment planning, dental tissue regeneration, and treating patients with dental phobias. She passionately believes in leading a holistic and healthy lifestyle to boost immunity and combat periodontal disease. She is also a yoga addict and recently completed her Yoga Teacher’s Training in 2016.