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The 6 Top-Rated Kids’ Dentists in Singapore

Credentials

We made sure that all dental clinics in this list have a board-certified paediatric dentist on-site and are recognised for addressing children’s dental needs.

Services Offered

We checked the services offered by the clinics to ensure that they cater to kids.

Client Satisfaction

We touched base with clients through our surveys and other third-party sources, such as Google Reviews, to gauge client satisfaction.

Ambience

We considered the atmosphere of the clinics, from their actual appearance to the personnel’s approach. 

1. The Kids Dentist

The Kids Dentist Homepage

Services: Pediatric Crowns (White and Stainless Steel), Root Canals for Baby Teeth, White Fillings (Without Mercury), Sports Dentistry, Dental Cavities, Management of Fractured Teeth, Scaling and Polishing

Website: http://www.thekidsdentist.com.sg/home.html

Address: Camden Medical Centre, #13-06 One Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 

Contact Information: +65 6235 7279

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Credentials5/5
Services Offered5/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5
Ambience5/5

This list is not complete without The Kids Dentist. In fact, for your kids’ first visit to the dentist, we highly recommend this clinic.

The founder of The Kids Dentist, Dr Rashid Tahir, has been practising paediatric dentistry since 1997. He is actually the founding president of Singapore’s Society for Pediatric Dentistry.

Given his expertise, we are not surprised that he established The Kids Dentist. To make going to the dentist fun for kids may seem like a lofty goal, but Dr Rashid seems to be dead set on this. 

From what we heard from clients, the clinic, so far, meets their expectations. Many parents shared their positive experiences. 

Dr Rashid is not alone, of course. The clinic has a dedicated team of paediatric dentists, dental nurses and even a dental therapist. 

All of them have a special touch with children, we think. Their friendly approach puts children at ease, even hysterical ones, as shared by a parent of a 3-year-old child in need of cavity treatment.

Kids who suffer from anxiety are expected. We are pleased that to relieve kids of their stress, laughing gas sedation and general anaesthesia are available. 

That the clinic is built to resemble a playground is definitely a plus. Kids can enjoy toys and books whilst waiting and even watch movies whilst on the dental chair.

And yes, the clinic’s name is straight to the point. We should still clarify that the clinic accepts infants and adolescents as well, though.

Pros

  • Registered with the Ministry of Social and Family Development 
  • Caters to children with special needs
  • Friendly and patient staff

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays

2. Burlinson Dental Surgery

Burlinson Dental Surgery Homepage

Services: Braces, Cosmetic Dentistry, Jaw Joints Problems, Fillers, Invisalign, Wisdom Tooth Removal, Endodontic Treatment, Dentures, Implants, Dental Hygiene, Crowns and Bridges, Teeth Whitening Spa

Website: https://www.burlinsondental.com/

Address: 55 Siglap Road #B1-28 Singapore

Contact Information: +65 6241 3088

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm; Wednesday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.8/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4.8/5
Credentials5/5
Services Offered5/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5
Ambience5/5

Dr Graeme Burlinson of Burlinson Dental Surgery may be famous for being Colgate’s ‘Dr Rabbit’. Back in Australia, he visited school children to advocate for oral hygiene. 

With such an experience, Dr Graeme clearly is a pro at making kids at ease in the dental chair. This is an uneasy feat seeing as some adults are even scared of going to the dentist. 

Although Burlinson Dental Surgery does not solely cater to kids, a lot of the reviews from their patients are centred on how they treat children. And most of these reviews are positive.

Dr Graeme is touted for his friendly and laid-back demeanour. His patience is also praised when dealing with kids, from simple dental cleaning to putting on braces.

We like that the other doctor in the clinic, Dr Jaime Chan, has her share of great reviews for treating kids too. This means clients can expect the same quality care from the two doctors.

One of the ways the doctors put kids at ease is through the TV shows they keep running in the background. They serve as a fun distraction for the children.

As the clinic also offers dental services and orthodontics to adults, many clients go there as a family. Getting an appointment is a task, so booking way ahead is recommended.

Pros

  • Full range of dental services
  • Provides family dental care
  • Allows kids to watch TV shows during procedures

Cons

  • Difficult to book at times
  • Closed on Sundays

3. Azure Dental

Azure Dental Homepage

Services: Children’s Dentistry, Cosmetics, Orthodontics

Website: https://www.azuredental.sg/

Address: 781, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore

Contact Information: +65 6463 6318 / +65 6463 6316

Operating Hours: Monday and Thursday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.8/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.7/5
Total Reviews4.7/5
Score Consistency4.7/5
Credentials5/5
Services Offered5/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5
Ambience5/5

Dr Prashanth Kanakamedala, or Dr P to his patients, is the clinical director of Azure Dental. He is trained in paediatric dentistry, and more importantly, he is a father of two boys.

Dr P fully knows what parents look for in their kids’ dentist. His attitude towards parents and children alike makes him a favourite, especially those living on the west coast of the island.

The clinic is also known for gentle dentistry. Pain cannot be totally avoided, but the dentists try to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

They do it with their playful nature. Azure Dental claims that their corridors are always filled with kids’ laughs, and we do not find this hard to believe.

The small playing corner is a nice place to hang out. Another thing parents like is that they are included by the dentists when it comes to their kids’ dental care. 

During consultations, the dentists take the time to explain the dental problems and how to further prevent them. Parents also love that the examinations are safe and thorough.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr P, with the help of three associate dental surgeons, serves families. Azure Dental offers a variety of dental treatments that are reasonably priced, too.

Pros

  • Provides a gentle and playful environment
  • Uses modern dental facilities and equipment
  • Safe and thorough examinations

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays

4. Smilefocus Dental Clinic

Smilefocus Dental Clinic Homepage

Services: Children Dentistry, Preventive Care, Root Canal, Restoration, Surgery

Website: https://smilefocus.com.sg/

Address: Camden Medical Centre, #08-02/03 and #08-07/08, 1 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore

Contact Information: +65 6733 9882 / +65 6834 0877

Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm; Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm; Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Credentials5/5
Services Offered5/5
Client Satisfaction4.5/5
Ambience5/5

Smilefocus Dental Clinic already celebrated its silver year. With 25 years of serving Singaporeans, it’s no wonder the clinic is reputed for its excellent services.  

The clinic was founded by Dr Marcus Cooney, an Australian dentist. He wants to emulate the same service provided by Australian dental clinics in Singapore.

So basically, the guiding principle of Smilefocus Dental Clinic is caring and personal service. Regardless of the treatment or concern, clients are welcomed by all employees.

During kids’ first visit to the dentist, caring service is exactly what parents look for. Setting the tone from the first visit is important after all.

Kids’ dentists Dr Stephanie Salanitri and Dr Pauline Shih Jia Lee are commended for being professional and patient. Parents of special needs children can also feel assured. 

The clinic’s paediatric dentists are armed with knowledge on how to make the trip to the dentist a stress-free experience for special needs children.

In their reviews, many clients used the words ‘pleasant experience’. This is thanks to the caring, patient and informative dentists and staff.

Patients also appreciate that the clinic gets in touch for follow-ups. The prices are relatively expensive though. 

On the upside, the clinic offers direct billing to insurance providers. And of course, the excellent care and professional service make the final bill worth it.

Pros

  • Encourages positive dental attitude in kids
  • Stress-free dentist visits for special needs children
  • Skilled and caring staff

Cons

  • Pricier services
  • Closed on Sundays

5. Atria-City Dental Group

Atria-City Dental Group Homepage

Services: Junior Dental Care, General Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dental Inlays, Onlays, Crowns and Bridges, Aesthetic Dentistry, Root Canal Treatment, Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Treatment of TMD/TMJ Disorders

Website: https://www.atria-city.com/?r

Address: 391B Orchard Road 08-08 Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore

Contact Information: +65 6737 2777

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Credentials5/5
Services Offered5/5
Client Satisfaction4/5
Ambience5/5

‘Atria’ refers to two of the most important parts of the heart in Latin. We find it fitting that true to its name, Atria-City Dental Group serves with a heart.

It is also located in the heart of Singapore: the Orchard Road. We like nothing more than a service that really lives up to its name.

Established in 1994, this dental group practice keeps its reputation of treating clients as if they are loved ones. Doing so for 28 years is not exactly a walk in the park.

We encountered some low ratings, yes, which is expected for a clinic that’s been operating this long. But for the most part, the clients are satisfied.

As can be gleaned from their website, Atria-City Dental Group offers a wide range of dental services for all ages. We included it in our list because it has a Junior Dental Care Team.

This team handles all cases of children, from infants to teens. Dr Michelle Lee, specifically, is praised for her effort to make each visit an engaging experience.

One parent shared that Dr Michelle patiently taught her son how to properly brush his teeth. The doctor wants kids to have a positive mindset towards oral hygiene.

We understand how those in their late adolescence are not too keen on the graphics and colourful decor. But for parents of younger kids, such a lively environment is an advantage.

Pros

  • Attentive and caring service from staff
  • Junior Dental Care Team
  • Provides general and specialist dental care for children of all ages
  • Accommodating environment

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays

6. My Little Teeth Children’s Dental Clinic

Services: https://www.mylittleteeth.com/services

Website: https://www.mylittleteeth.com/

Address: 304 Orchard Rd, Lucky Plaza 05-52, Singapore 238863

Contact Information:

Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Friday (9am – 6pm)
  • Saturday (9am – 1pm)
  • (Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays)
Google Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency5/5
Credentials5/5
Services Offered5/5
Client Satisfaction5/5
Ambience5/5

We think that My Little Teeth Children’s Dental Clinic is one of the best kid’s dental clinics in Singapore for various reasons.

Their team is excellent at building rapport and gaining the trust of the child from the get-go. We like how they understand the importance of doing these so that children aren’t afraid of going to the dentist.

We like that they also provide personalised professional advice for each kid.

They take in the child’s dental condition, behaviour and personality and plan their approach based on these factors.

Of course, they don’t just think about the kid, but they also ensure that parents get to make informed decisions about the child’s dental treatment.

They offer a variety of dental services including Preventive Care, Restorative Therapy, Pulp Therapy, Extraction, Dental Emergencies & Pain Management, Early Orthodontics Intervention, Behavioural Management, and Paediatric Oral Surgery.

They also cater to those with Special Needs. We think they’re virtually a one-stop shop for children’s dental needs.

The clinic is decorated just right for kids and gives off a safe and warm environment.

Parents and their children have overall amazing experiences here because of their expert dentists and caring staff. We highly recommend!

Pros

  • Variety of dental services
  • Personalised approach
  • Safe environment
  • Expert dentists

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays and PH
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