Meet the team
We stand on the shoulders of giants
The late founder Loy Khai Kow was the pioneer during Colonial Singapore. He passed the exams (under the Registration of Dentist Ordinance) in 1950 and started his practice in Jalan Besar.
He served actively in the Singapore Chinese Dentist's Association. To date, we still hear patients sing praises of how gentle he was.
The baton was handed over to the late Loy Shiow Wen, who was especially skilled in dental prosthetics. Patients still say they cannot bear to throw away 20-30 year old dentures made by these kind and skilled practitioners.
Our dedicated healthcare professionals
Dr Kelly Zhang
Dr Kelly Zhang graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2015. Over the years, she has worked in various government, military and private sectors and gained a wide range of skills and experience.
Her areas of special interests include Dental Implantology, Orthodontics and Dental Anxiety Management.
Dr Kelly enjoys keeping abreast of the latest dental developments with continuous professional training. She has attended the Osstem Master Course in Implantology and the Comprehensive Orthodontic Course. She is also well-versed in the use of computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) technology, soft and tissue dental lasers.
As a way of giving back, Dr Kelly has been actively volunteering with Healthserve which serves the migrant worker community in Singapore. She also served in the Singapore Dental Association as Chairperson of the Oral Health Awareness Committee and organised a series of local campaigns to raise public awareness of oral health.
Kelly is trained in psychoneuroimmunology-based relaxation therapy. Known for her warm and calm demeanour, patients will feel comfortable and at ease during their dental appointments. In addition, Dr Zhang uses computer-controlled local anaesthesia and inhalation sedation for her anxious patients for a stress-free dental visit.
Kelly is a loving mum to her daughter and enjoys Barre and Pilates when she’s not looking at teeth.
Dr Kirsten Tan
Dr Kirsten Tan graduated from the University of Adelaide, and is registered to practice with both the Australian Health Practitioners Dental Board (AHPRA) and the Singapore Dental Council (SDC).
She has a special interest in restorative dentistry and dental anxiety management, and is licensed in the use of soft tissue dental lasers, the provision of inhalation sedation, and the use of extra-oral radiography.
Following her graduation from the University of Adelaide with Distinction and First Class Honours, Kirsten provided dental care in both rural and metropolitan South Australia. She worked as a tutor in the Adelaide Dental School, tutoring young aspiring dental students. She also pursued her interest in research, and received two prestigious grants; the Australian Dental Research Foundation grant and the Australian Prosthodontic Society Grant, for her post-graduate honours research in dental CAD/CAM technology. Her work on milling machines was published in the Australian Dental Journal.
A strong advocate of patient-centred-care, Dr Kirsten believes in crafting personalised treatment plans to meet the needs of each patient. She believes in gentle and holistic dental care, providing each patient with a positive dental experience. She regularly attends professional development courses and seminars to upgrade her clinical skills and keep up with the newest developments in dentistry.
Throughout her dental journey, Dr Kirsten regularly volunteered in and organised local and overseas dental outreach programs to bring dental education and care to less-privileged communities in rural Australia and Nepal.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys keeping an active lifestyle with aerial fitness classes, painting, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Cherwin is our Oral Health Therapist who in charge of our Hygiene department. With firm commitment to patient care, he brings a gentle touch and non-rushed approach to our dental practice that nervous patients really appreciate.
His special interests are in non-surgical gum therapy to rehabilitate patient with gum disease, and in halitosis(bad breath) management. He is well-verse is using air prophylaxis for bacteria biofilm therapy and stain removal for teeth and implant health.
Cherwin is also focused on patient education, empowering patients with personalized coaching on oral hygiene and dental dietary counselling. He is trained in computer dental scanning and uses transillumination and fluorescence imaging in a team approach to detect early decay and disease.
He enjoys treating children and believes in a tell-show-do approach in managing kids with dental phobia.
Beyond work, he is a fitness junkie and an avid fan of rock climbing and bouldering.
Dr Richard Loy
Dr Richard Loy graduated from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2006 and has a special interest in Dental Implantology, Restorative Dentistry and Dental Anxiety Management.
He is a registered Dental Surgeon with the Dental Board of Australia and Singapore Dental Council. He is also licensed in Hard/Soft Tissue Dental Lazers, and Extra-oral radiography (e.g.3D Cone Beam CT) in Australia and Singapore.
During his tertiary studies, he was the admitted to the Golden Key International Honour Society for his academic achievements and appointed the academic tutor in Lincoln College. He worked in metropolitan, regional and rural Australia before returning to Singapore as our 3rd generation practitioner.
He completed the comprehensive implantology program with the Institute of Advanced Dental Education & Training. He was awarded Fellowship to the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is a member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry. He is trained in Concentrated Growth Factors (CGF), Osseodensification (Versah) and Piezosurgery protocols to help enhance implant and gum procedures and post-surgery comfort.
To help nervous patients, he completed the Medical Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis from the London College of Clinical Hypnosis Asia. He is a speaker for the Wand STA (Milestone Scientific), has lectured in computer-controlled dental anaesthesia and dental anxiety management.
Outside dentistry, he is a proud father to 2 young kids and enjoys spending his precious free time with them.