National Dental Centre Singapore held its first international symposium on oral health research with oral health institutes from four countries

National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) has collaborated with oral health experts from Sweden, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan to hold its first International Oral Health Symposium held virtually on 7-8 June 2022.

The two-day symposium comprised of topics that have impact on the oral health industry such as regenerative medicine in the area of tissue engineering, digital transformation in oral health, oral health policies, precision medicine and the study of the oral microbiome.

The symposium, themed “Innovation, Strategy and Future Perspectives” aimed to foster stronger collaborations and exchanges, share research, innovation and developments in the field of oral health, and be a learning platform for aspiring researchers.

The Symposium hosted an award ceremony for the Early Career Investigator Award, which recognises outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in materials research by a young scientist. Five scientists from each participating institute presented their novel innovations and studies that will contribute to the advancement of oral health.

“This is an exciting platform for the oral health research community to gather, discuss and work together. Beyond fostering greater collaboration, we hope it will inspire our researchers and clinical professionals to continually push the boundaries for innovative bench-to-bedside solutions,” shared Clinical Associate Professor Goh Bee Tin, deputy chief executive officer (Research), NDCS.