Hygienists

Hygiene Specialists

Our team of dental hygienists

Your dentist and dental hygienist work as a team to meet your oral health goals. Our dental hygienists will provide oral care through examination, x-rays, teeth cleaning, and other preventative dental services. 

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Dental training

Dental Hygienists have an associate's degree in dental hygiene from an accredited institution. All Hygienists/Oral Health Therapists (OHTs) are required to register with the Singapore Dental Council (SDC).

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Supervised by our dentists

Hygienists are supervised at all times when seeing patients by a fully registered dentist (Singapore Dental Council).

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Continual training & support

All hygienists have a one-on-one monthly meeting with our Clinical Director to review patient treatments and charts. In addition, they have bi-monthly department meetings to review cases and treatment plans.

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Licensed by the NEA

All hygienists are licensed by the NEA to take radiographs, and are fully certified to use 3D scanners.

Alina Sumardy

Dental Hygienists

Alina works together with other oral health therapists to plan overseas mission trips to provide dental services to underprivileged children. Due to her previous experience in orthodontic practices, Alina has a special interest in treating children. To unwind, she travels around the world to quiet places filled with nature. 

Qualifications
  • Oral Health Therapists, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Singapore Dental Association
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Bahasa Malay
  • Bahasa Indonesia

Ferlina Yang

Dental Hygienists

Ferlina strives to ensure a mutual trust between patients and healthcare providers in order to achieve better results, and aims to provide pleasant dental experiences to all her patients. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, swimming and spending quality time with her family.

Qualifications
  • Oral Health Therapists, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Awarded twice with a Directors’ List award
  • Singapore Dental Association
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Mandarin

Jivanaa Subramaniam

Dental Hygienists

Jivanaa’s career in both the public and private sectors have given her the opportunity to care for patients of all ages. Jivanaa unwinds by catching up with her loved ones and immersing herself in the world of books.

Qualifications
  • Oral Health Therapists, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Health Promotion Board Sponsorship
  • Awarded Best Speaker in IDEM (International Dental Exhibition and Meeting)
  • Singapore Dental Association
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Tamil

Lydia Ang

Dental Hygienists

Lydia received her Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Queensland and has worked in private practice for several years. Lydia enjoys working with adults and children, aiming to educate and improve their oral health by promoting good oral hygiene practices. She believes that it is important to provide everyone with a pleasant and positive dental experience. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, swimming and spending quality time outdoors with her husband and son.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Queensland, Australia
  • Singapore Dental Association
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Mandarin
JJ Lim

Julia (JJ) Lim

Dental Hygienists

Prior to joining expatdental®, JJ has worked at the Singapore Health Promotion Board treating children. She then spent 5 years at the Singapore National Dental Centre caring for patients in a tertiary setting. This allowed her to see patients within the hospital, participate in research opportunities with head and neck cancer patients, and conduct inter-professional education with medical professionals. In her spare time, JJ enjoys playing the flute and ukulele, as well as painting.

Qualifications
  • Oral Health Therapists, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Awarded director’s list throughout the program 
  • Singapore Dental Association Award for outstanding clinical performance
  • Undergraduate degree in medical research, Australian National University, Australia
  • Singapore Dental Association
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Mandarin

Rubaab Masoom

Dental Hygienists

Rubaab was raised in Toronto, Canada where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Honors Biology after which she earned her Diploma of Dental Hygiene. Before coming to Singapore, Rubaab practiced in general and specialist clinics throughout Toronto.  Rubaab has also been involved in various public health initiatives by organizing and conducting educational lectures/activities in elementary schools, elderly care facilities and health fairs.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Toronto, Canada
  • Diploma of Dental Hygiene, Toronto, Canada
  • Canadian Dental Hygiene Organization
  • Singapore Dental Association
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Spanish 
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