Dr Ong Ian
MBBS(London), MRCPCH (UK)
Children are our asset for the future. The privilege of looking after them & their well being constitutes a motivation I find naturally appealing.
I am a mother of 2 lovely children and a graduate from Royal Free and University College London Medical School . I returned to live and work in Singapore since 2008, after practising in London for 5 years. I completed my postgraduate specialist training in Singapore at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in various departments including Paediatric Medicine, Neonatology, Paediatric Intensive Care, Children’s Emergency and Paediatric Subspecialties. I attained my postgraduate qualifications from The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK and am registered as a specialist in Paediatric Medicine with the Singapore Medical Council.
My clinical interests include nutrition in the early years encompassing infant feeding and nutrition. During my training years, I helped revise the feeding protocol in the neonatal department, KKH in 2009. I am a firm believer that early optimal nutrition supports growth, development and good health, to enable an infant to develop its full potential.
In my own time, I am pursuing my interest in the Japanese culture and language. I am also an active volunteer in the community, particularly in areas of health promotion.
Dr Tabitha Chng
B.D.S. (Singapore), MSC PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY (Canada), F.A.M (Singapore)
FRCD (C ), DIPLOMATE, AMERICAN BOARD OF PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
Dr Chng is a Board Certified Paediatric Dentist. Valedictorian of her graduating class at the National University of Singapore, she was twice placed on the Dean’s List and picked up numerous University Medals. Quick to identify her love for working with children, she pursued a diploma in Child Psychology after graduation which cemented her life-long decision to serve the paediatric population.
Receiving a scholarship from the Ministry of Health, she furthered hertraining at the University of Toronto, Canada where she received the Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award and was awarded the Dr Keith Titley Paediatric Dental Graduate Training Scholarship. She is currently the only paediatric dentist in Singapore to be dually Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
Prior to joining private practice, she served as an Associate Consultant at National Dental Centre of Singapore where she gained valuable experience. Her main goal as a paediatric dentist is to provide kids with the best level of care whilst in a safe and friendly environment. She particularly enjoys guiding anxious children towards developing an excitement for their dental visits. Combined with a bubbly personality, she simply loves getting to know her patients and their parents and growing together with them.
Dr Badrun Nafis
B.D.S. (Singapore), D.C.D. (Melbourne) Paediatric Dentistry
Dr Badrun graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2000. Even before his speciality training in Paediatric Dentistry, Dr Badrun had already been a child-centric clinician, serving at the School Dental Service, Health Promotion Board and the Paediatric Dentistry Unit of National Dental Centre of Singapore (NDCS).
In 2006, Dr Badrun was awarded a scholarship from NDCS to pursue specialty training at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He graduated with a Doctor in Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) in 2011. While in Melbourne, he worked at the Royal Children Hospital and Royal Dental Hospital where he treated a variety of special needs and medically compromised children. Upon his return to Singapore, he worked as an Associate Consultant at National Dental Centre.
During his career in the public service which spans almost twenty years, Dr Badrun has dedicated himself to the dental needs of children in Singapore. Vastly experienced in paediatric dentistry, he has a variety of creative techniques to manage even the most difficult child on the dental chair. Apart from chairside dentistry, Dr Badrun is also experienced with inhalation sedation and general anaesthesia management of children. Being very much a people person, he enjoys interacting with children and their parents in achieving a state of optimal dental health for the entire family.
This active father of five is a man who wears multiple hats. Dr Badrun was a lecturer for 7 years for NITEC Dental Surgery Assistant Course and a postgraduate supervisor in the NUS paediatric dentistry programme. He strongly believes in giving back to the community, currently serving as a Board Member for the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) and Executive Member of Tabung Amal Aidilfitri. An avid sportsman, Dr Badrun is a Technical Chairman of Powerlifting Singapore and serves as a certified powerlifting coach as well as an international referee.