Dr William Chong
BDS (Singapore) • MScD(Singapore) • FRACDS (Australia)
He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1985 with distinctions in Medicine, Oral Surgery and Operative Dentistry. He was accorded both the Singapore Dental Association and the Malaysian Dental Association’s Silver Medals, honours reserved for the top student in the fields of Medicine and Oral Surgery respectively.
He was further awarded the University Bronze Medal for achieving overall 2nd in the National University of Singapore’s Final Professional Examination.
Dr Chong qualified for Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Sydney in 1998 and obtained a Master of Science in Dentistry, from the National University of Singapore in 1999. His research was on Bone Regeneration around Dental Implants.
He has lectured internationally and was the Course Director & Examiner of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry from
1999-2001, 2005-2007 and 2012.
My Journey in Dentistry
"As a young dentist back in the late 1980′s, I recognised a gap in my ability to help patients who had long lost their teeth including my mother. I placed my first implant in early 1991 on mum, and that enabled her to enjoy her favourite foods improving her quality of life significantly. I am glad to have been able to help many more patients over the years. Implants improve eating ability and can be placed very safely and almost painlessly using minimal invasive techniques."
"I then pursued research in basic bone biology and 'guided bone regeneration' in order to facilitate oral rehabilitation at my alma mater, the National University of Singapore. Techniques and medical technology have evolved over time. I placed my first 'same day teeth implants' in 1999. More than 20 years have passed and it is now established that when the bone is sound, controlled loading can be done immediately though it still takes 3 months for the bone to finally set firmly around all implants.”
Oral rehabilitation using dental implants and guided bone regeneration.
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore [1999, 28(5):697-703]
Dr William Chong completed his early education in Singapore at Anglo-Chinese School and Junior College from 1969-1980. After completing his undergraduate education at the National University of Singapore in 1985, he served as a dentist in the Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corps and the National Dental Centre and has been in private practice since 1987. In 2001, he established Pacific Healthcare, a multi-disciplinary specialist group and was director and Chief Executive Officer until 2014. In 2018, he established Precious Medical Centre, an integrated Specialist Centre with health screening, diagnostic imaging and day surgical facilities.
He is active on the community front and is dedicated to supporting institutions catering to the elderly, and in education. He has established two nursing homes with a total of 500 beds catering to residents with different degrees of physical and mental decline, and 6 kidney dialysis centres which serve more than 250 patients. He also runs 9 activity centres for seniors within the community as part of corporate social responsibility. Each day more than 400 seniors participate in the various programmes which are designed to promote physical fitness, mental stimulation and social connectivity as part of total health and wellness.
Entrust Healthcare Group of Companies was founded By Dr William Chong