About Dr William Chong
BDS (Singapore) • MScD (Singapore) • FRACDS (Australia)
Dr William Chong 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 William 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.”
Microscopic view of bone regeneration around an implant
Oral rehabilitation using dental implants and guided bone regeneration.
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore [1999, 28(5):697-703]
Our Integrated Medical Centre
Precious Medical Centre's holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare has been very well accepted by our patients. We are honoured to be the proud recipient of the Integrated Healthcare Clinic of the Year 2019 by Global Health And Travel. The award citation "recognised companies in a variety of regional and global markets that have maintained consistently high standards in delivering quality care and pushed the boundaries of delighting their customers at every stage and in every interaction".
Our Nursing Homes
We own and operate 2 nursing homes for the elderly, providing 24-hour care for residents with varying degrees of disability, including dementia. Pacific Healthcare Nursing homes were custom-built to provide a safe and comfortable environment to enable your loved ones to rest, recuperate and rehabilitate.
We are proud to have served the seniors in our Community since 2004 and pleased to have been recognised at the 10th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum in May 2019 for our contributions to Eldercare in Singapore.
My Passion - Education:
Sharing Knowledge & Experiences
Having accumulated knowledge over the last 30 years in implant dentistry, I believe in sharing my experiences with younger dentists. Precious Medical inaugurated a series of 9 lectures on various aspects of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry with a focus on a holistic and patient-centred approach to healthcare.
Several Medical & Dental specialists joined me in presenting our experiences in various aspects of dentistry including:
Medical Considerations in Dentistry
Snoring & Sleep Apnea, Pain Management
Wisdom Teeth Surgery, Gum Disease and Root canal treatment
Braces in Children
Dentistry – An integral Part of Holistic Healthcare
Other Key Lectures
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 the elderly as well as educational institutions. He established 2 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
Embracing Active Aging
Beautiful rendition of Teresa Teng’s 月亮代表我的心 “the moon represents my heart” by seniors of Yishun Riverwalk at Pacific Activity Centre’s event “Embracing Active Aging”. Betsy on piano, Abdul Kadir and Clive on guitars and strong vocals of Cikgu Mohd Noor and Johnny Seah. Truly cross-cultural event, truly Singapore.