Oral Health ACP

Overview of Oral Health ACP

An Academic Clinical Program (ACP) is a cluster-wide framework for all clinical specialties to advance in Academic Medicine with resources and funding support from SingHealth and Duke-NUS. Each ACP brings together specialists in a particular discipline from different institutions to maximise the power of shared knowledge and resources. The formation of ACPs taps on the combined strengths of the partnership between the SingHealth Group and Duke-NUS. Research, scholarly work and education contribute to the enhancement of patient care. ACPs give recognition to clinicians who have been contributing actively to teaching and research as multi-disciplinary teams that strive to improve patient care and outcomes.

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Oral Health Academic Clinical Program (ORH ACP) was launched on 26 August 2014.

Clinical Assoc Prof Poon Choy Yoke, Director of the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) was appointed as Academic Chair for ORH ACP. Other leadership appointments in the ACP are:

  • Clinical Assoc Prof Marianne Ong Meng Ann, Academic Vice Chair, Education
  • Dr Goh Bee Tin, Academic Vice Chair, Research
  • Clinical Assoc Prof Teoh Khim Hean, Academic Vice Chair, Clinical Service
  • Dr Ken Tan, Director, Clinical Quality & Innovation

The ORH ACP brings together three clinical departments and six specialties across NDCS, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital (KKH), SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP) and Changi General Hospital (CGH).  Among the ACP’s main priorities include focusing on the four key Research Themes –namely, Bone Bioengineering, Oral Devices and Therapeutics, Genomics / Biomarker Discovery and Health Services Research; nurturing budding clinician scientists and collaborating with Duke-NUS on joint certification of Senior Residency and Fellowship Programs. 

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