Joy Dental – Clinic & Team
It’s our pleasure to care for you. Meet our dentists at Joy Dental. Please visit one of our six locations for additional information.
Here’s what Joy Dental believes in:
- Each patient needs personalised care.
- We use researched, modern tools and methods.
- We keep up with dentistry’s continued evolution.
- Dental care is more effective with kind communication.
- We champion minimizing the need for dental treatment through educating patients on prevention.
Meet Our Dentists
Welcome to Joy Dental! We’re so happy to meet you.
DR KENNETH LWI
DR NICHOLAS TAN
DR JOSHUA CHONG
DR DAWN LUM
DR CHERYL LEE
DR HENDRA PICK
DR GLADYS SOH
DR CHARLOTTE LOO
DR KAREN TSAI
DR RACHEL TAN
DR ZACHERY ONG
DR MICHELLE SIM
DR CHUA YI-YOU
DR CLARISSA HO
Oral Health Therapist
DR CHERYL LAI
Orthodontic Resident and Dental Surgeon
DR LIM MEI YIAN
DR ALBERT LEE
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr Kenneth Lwi Zhen Yu
Dr Kenneth Lwi graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2011. He has gained extensive experience and exposure through working in several public institutions such as National Dental Centre, Singapore Armed Forces and Singhealth Polyclinics, in a variety of niches that include Advanced dentistry, Periodontology and Prosthodontics (Crown and bridges, Dentures). He also has years of experience working in private practice.
Dr Kenneth has special interests in Implants and Root canal treatment. He has attended multiple courses locally and overseas in order to keep his practice up-to-date and to perform his treatment at an advanced level. He is a member of Singapore Dental Association and College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore.
He derives satisfaction from seeing his patients turn from an attitude of fear towards dental treatment to one of joy. Dr Kenneth also enjoys building friendships with those he treats as they see their dental health improve.
Outside of Joy Dental, Dr Kenneth is a husband to a fellow dentist and a father of two. He believes that there is only one life and we must live it to the fullest with joy. He keeps an active lifestyle and enjoys swimming, hiking and jogging.
Dr Nicholas Tan Wei-Quan
Dr Nicholas Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from National University of Singapore in 2011. He has gained extensive exposure and experience from working in the several public health institutions for 4 years after graduation.
He has provided primary dental care at the National Healthcare Group Woodlands Polyclinic (Dental) and tertiary dental care at National Dental Centre and Tan Tock Seng Hospital Dental Clinic focusing mainly on Crowns, Bridges and Dentures. He has also provided comprehensive dental care as the Dental Officer-In-Charge while working at the dental clinic in the Singapore Armed Forces at the Ministry of Defence.
Dr Nicholas regularly attends conferences and workshops in the field of dentistry in order to grow and develop to be a better clinician. His interest lie in the field of Periodontal (Gum) treatment, Implant Dentistry and Invisalign. He is a member of the Singapore Dental Association and an Executive Committee member of the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore.
Joy Dental patients love him for putting them at ease during their dental visits and enjoy his outgoing and cheerful personality. He believes that a joyful heart is good medicine and it is his hope that patients will experience joy as they come for their dental treatment.
Dr Nicholas is married to a beautiful wife and have three young children. He enjoys watching movies and bringing his children out on his off day to explore Singapore together.
Dr Joshua Chong Ern-Wei
Dr Joshua Chong graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2014. His skills and experience developed from working in various institutions made him comfortable treating patients of diverse age groups and dental needs. These include the NHG Polyclinic (Woodlands), National Dental Centre (Prosthodontics), Singapore Armed Forces and the Health Promotion Board (Paediatric Dentistry). His stint with the Paediatric department enabled him to be proficient in handling the fundamental dental needs and pain management for children, from toddlers to adolescents.
Together with his group, Dr Joshua came in as runners-up for the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Unilever-Hatton Award in 2015, held in Boston. As a firm believer in continual education, Dr Joshua attends courses and lectures regularly to keep abreast with the latest advances and treatment modalities. He is an active member of the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore.
Dr Joshua embraces his role as a “family dentist” at Joy Dental. His various clinical interests include dental implant therapy and wisdom tooth surgery and aesthetic restorative dentistry. He especially enjoys treating children and believes that the key to good oral health starts from habits cultivated at a young age. He treasures spending time with his wonderful wife and two sons, and cannot imagine a world without LEGO®. He will always be an ardent supporter of Arsenal football club.
Dr Dawn Lum Ee-Lin
Dr Dawn Lum graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from National University of Singapore in 2018. Following her graduation, she gained experience through her service in various public health institutions. She started out her service at National University Polyclinic (Jurong) and National Healthgroup Polyclinic (Woodlands) where she provided primary dental care for the community. She continued serving in National University Centre for Oral Health (NUCOHS) which gave her the opportunity to advance her skills across multiple disciplinary dental work such as crowns, dentures, root canal treatment, managing medically complex patients, emergencies and trauma. She also took up the role as Dental Officer In-Charge at NUCOHS, which helped broaden her perspective beyond clinical dentistry. She has also had the opportunity to serve in local and overseas dental missions, growing in her knowledge and understanding of the needs of the community.
Believing in continual learning and growth, Dr Dawn invests her time in taking up courses regularly and is a member of the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore.
Dr Dawn takes special interest in treating the elderly. She hopes to make the dental experience for patients one that is comfortable and enjoyable. Believing that prevention is better than cure, she hopes that she will be able to help those she meet better understand about and know how to care for their oral health.
Outside of Joy Dental, Dr Dawn values her time with her loved ones and enjoys spending time chatting with them for hours over meals. Playing an instrument is a form of relaxation for her.
Dr Cheryl Lee Xin Yi
Dr Cheryl Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from National University of Singapore in 2016 as a Sports Scholar.
She served in various public institutions, including Singhealth Polyclinics and National Dental Centre, where she was exposed to a wide range of clinical services. They include Periodontics (Gums), Prosthodontics (Crowns and Dentures) and Endodontics (Root Canals).
She also worked as a Dental Surgeon in Singhealth Polyclinics, leading workflow changes to promote safe dental care.
Dr Cheryl believes in lifelong learning and regularly attends lectures and courses to keep herself up to date. She takes special interest in Implants and Wisdom Teeth removal. She is a member of the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore.
Importantly, she places a strong emphasis on educating her patients well. Apart from caring for her patients at Joy Dental, Dr Cheryl also takes interest in a wide variety of things. A good round of exercise, baking or board games keeps her going strong. She also enjoys a good cup of coffee every day!
Dr Hendra Pick Lung
Dr Hendra obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2016. In his first years after graduation, he had the privilege to serve in various healthcare institutions catering to different needs for the community. Ranging from primary community care at the NHG Polyclinics (Woodlands) and SingHealth Polyclinics (Bedok, Punggol) as well as catering to complex paediatric cases at the Health Promotion Board (School Dental Centre).
Dr Hendra also spent more than two years practicing advanced general dentistry at the Dental Surgery department in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. In his time as a dental officer in the hospital, he gained much experience in the handling of root canal treatment, crowns, medically complex patients and emergency dental trauma cases. He is also a member of Singapore Dental Association and College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore. He believes there is always room for improvement in his skills and is looking forward to provide better care for his patients each day.
Owing to his fruitful year at the School Dental Centre, Dr Hendra has a special interest in Paediatric Dentistry. He finds joy in helping children overcome their fear of dentists, from the simple first-time polishing experience to the complex baby tooth root canal treatment and crown. Outside of Joy Dental, he enjoys baking sophisticated cakes and playing the piano. He also makes it a point to hit the gym at least three times a week for a balanced healthy lifestyle.
Dr Gladys Soh Tian En
Dr Gladys Soh graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2016 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and attained first prize in Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme. She is a member of the Singapore Dental Association and College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore.
She worked as a Dental Officer in NHG Polyclinic (Hougang), School Dental Services, KK Women and Children’s Hospital and the Singapore Armed Forces. She also had the opportunity to serve at Mt Alvernia Outreach Dental Clinic and on mission trips to Cambodia. Her experience in the various institutions equips her to provide patients with the comprehensive care they need.
Committed to holistic care, Dr Gladys believes in both keeping updated on advances in the dental field and empowering her patients with knowledge to best care for their dental health. She attends conferences and lectures regularly to sharpen her clinical skills.
Dr Gladys is a part-time tutor in the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS and has a special interest in implants, wisdom tooth surgery and root canal treatment. She is a strong advocate for prevention and oral health education, and enjoys working with young and old. When she’s not looking at teeth, Dr Gladys is an avid baker and an aspiring boardgame geek. If you’re not sure about which filling to get, she suggests chocolate.
Dr Charlotte Loo Shu Ling
Dr Charlotte Loo graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from National University of Singapore in 2016. Following her graduation, she gained experience through her service in various public health institutions. These include National Healthcare Group Polyclinic (Toa Payoh) where she provided primary dental care for the community, and National Dental Centre (General Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Endodontic departments) which gave her the opportunity to grow her skills in advanced dentistry. Her stint at NDC also equipped her in managing dental emergencies and trauma. She subsequently returned to NHGP (Toa Payoh) to take up the role as Dental Officer In-Charge. This broadened her exposure beyond clinical expertise, providing her with insight into holistic clinic management and patient care.
Dr Charlotte takes interest in the fields of endodontics and oral surgery, and believes in providing seemingly fearsome procedures such as root canal treatment and teeth removal with as minimal discomfort as possible. She hopes to help patients overcome their fear of dental treatment, as well as inspire them to treasure their God-given set of teeth through good oral hygiene.
Aside from dentistry, Dr Charlotte values time spent at home with her loved ones playing board games and watching shows. She also enjoys going for runs and reading in her free time.
Dr Karen Tsai Xu Hui
Dr Karen Tsai graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2011.
She has had the privilege of providing dental care at various public institutions such as National Healthcare Group (Hougang) Polyclinic, National Dental Centre and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Dental Clinic. Dr Karen is a member of the College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore and regularly attends dental courses to grow to provide better dental care for her patients.
She has special interests in Implants, Wisdom Tooth Surgery and Crowns. Her patients know her for being gentle and approachable and she strongly believes in helping patients to eat and live better by providing quality dental care for them. Her friendliness and bubbly personality has helped many anxious patients at Joy Dental feel comfortable during dental treatment. She is married to a loving husband and enjoys spending time with her children on her off days. In her free time, she enjoys reading.
Dr Rachel Tan Yan Xin
Dr Rachel Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide. While most who know her would describe her as a cheerful and easy-going person, she is also passionate and committed to excellence.
Dr Rachel was the top student of her graduating cohort. She was awarded the Moore Medal, Health Partners Prize for Ethical Conduct, Executive Dean’s Certificate of Merit and Dental Board of SA prize during her years of training. Dr Rachel has gained valuable experience working in South Australia and Tasmania before returning back to Singapore for good. With her previous background in accountancy at Nanyang Technology University of Singapore, Dr Rachel has developed a meticulous nature that translates well to her current work practice. It complements her strong compassion for others: she always ensures that every patient who walks through the door is comfortable and well taken care of down to the smallest details.
Upon graduation, Dr Rachel has remained actively committed to upgrading her skillsets through various professional development workshops. She is registered with both the Australian Health Practitioners Dental Board (AHPRA) and Singapore Dental Council. She is also a member of the College of General Dental Practitioners (CDGP).
Dr Rachel strongly believes in giving back to the community. She has been regularly involved in community projects back in University. One of which is the Community Outreach Dental Program that provides care to homeless and vulnerable people including refugees and asylum seekers. Outside of working at Joy Dental, Dr Rachel enjoys playing sports, spending time outdoors, hiking, and photography. She also loves a good cup of tea.
Dr Zachery Ong Yingbin
Dr Zachery Ong graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide and is a member of the Singapore Dental Association.
Having previously worked in a private practice in the heartlands, Dr Zachery has had the privilege of serving a diverse group of patients with various dental issues and expectations (to elaborate a bit). Dr Zachery approaches serving his patients in a warm, gentle and holistic manner. Ensuring to engage and involve his patients to help them achieve their oral health goals. In order to provide quality care and treatment outcomes, he also makes it a practice to upgrade himself professionally through attending seminars and courses.
Besides dentistry, Dr Zachery enjoys capturing the beauty of everyday life on camera with family and friends, painting, reading, and playing tennis.
Dr Michelle Sim Hui Wen
Dr Michelle Sim graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore.
Upon graduation, she served at NHG Polyclinics, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Khoo Teck Puat hospital. Through the time there, she was able to hone her skills across a range of disciplines including General dentistry, Crowns, Dentures, Root canal treatment, and Pediatric dentistry. She also has experience in management of medically complex patients and dental trauma.
Dr Michelle strives to make dental visits comfortable and stress-free for her patients. More importantly, she seeks to provide safe and ethical dentistry at all times.
In her leisure time, she enjoys pottery and going on adventures with her husband and daughter.
Dr Chua Yi-You
Dr Chua Yi-You graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2011 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
She has more than a decade of working experience, ranging from public dental healthcare to private dental practice. In public service, she has served the community through MOHH, helping patients in NHG polyclinic, KTPH, NUH, and SAF.
Dr Chua believes in holistic dental care for the family. It always warms her heart to see returning patients who have a positive change in attitude towards dental health, and those who have overcome their dental phobia.
Dr Clarissa Ho Xin Hui
Dr Clarissa Ho graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2018. During her time as an undergraduate, she actively contributed in the student-led Dental Society as the Business Secretary from 2015-2016 and Vice President in 2017, helping to organise extra-curricular activities for the student body from Asia-Pacific Dental Student Association (APDSA) Congress to the annual MU-NUS games between the University of Malaya (Malaysia) and the National University of Singapore.
Understanding the importance of continued learning and growth, she is armed with experiences serving in various public health institutions. Her primary care journey was established as a dental officer in National Healthgroup Polyclinic (Hougang) serving the community there. Dr Clarissa then practiced advanced general dentistry as part of the Dental Surgery department in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and National Dental Centre where she gained experience managing complex cases including restorative (Periodontics, Endodontics, Prosthodontics), Oral surgery, geriatric, and trauma/ dental emergency cases.
Dr Clarissa takes joy in empowering her patients towards preventive dental care and strives to help those with dental phobia overcome their anxiety during their visit.
Beyond the local community, Dr Clarissa actively volunteered in overseas dental mission trips such as in China, Cambodia and Timor Leste. She is also a member of College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore and Singapore Dental Society.
When she is not in her dental scrubs, she sets aside time to serve in the Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) as a bridge watchkeeper or you can find her running in park connectors or playing with her two cats Kiddie and Meeko.
Jenniex Chen Qingxiang
Oral Health Therapist
Jenniex graduated as an Oral Health Therapist from Nanyang Polytechnic and is recognised as the top scorer among her cohort. She achieved Top 1% and attained a Diploma with Merit, and the Health Promotion Board Gold Medal.
She has previous experience working in the National University Centre for Oral Health (NUCOHs) and other private practices, taking care of patients from all walks of life and encouraging them to achieve their personalised dental goals.
To give back to the professional community, Jenniex is also a current council member for the Association of Oral Health Therapists, Singapore (AOHT) and serves the association as the Membership & Welfare Manager to take care of her fellow OHTs. She is a firm believer of teamwork in uplifting performance standards and achieving excellence in her work.
Jenniex enrols herself in continuous progressive learning. She attends many dental seminars to keep herself relevant with the latest technology and skills, so as to provide optimal dental care for her patients. In her free time, Jenniex enjoys music and drama shows, particularly C-Pop and K-drama! She’s really friendly and chill, so chat with her about it if you enjoy them too!
Dr Cheryl Lai Su-Hsyen
Orthodontic Resident and Dental Surgeon
Dr Cheryl Lai is currently completing the Orthodontic Residency Programme at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore (NUS). As part of her programme, she sees patients at the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) and the National University Centre for Oral Health Singapore (NUCOHS) who require orthodontic treatment.
Prior to this, she obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from NUS and spent valuable years at NHG Polyclinics (Geylang) and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where she received a Service Star award and gained exposure treating patients with a wide range of malocclusions and craniofacial anomalies. She provides both fixed appliance and clear aligner therapy, as well as early orthodontic intervention for children. Dr Cheryl strives to understand and address each of her patients’ concerns comprehensively, and hopes to empower them with a life-changing smile they can be happy and confident with!
As a firm believer that dental care should be accessible to everyone from all walks of life, Dr Cheryl has served at Healthserve clinic for migrant workers, Mt Alvernia outreach clinic and overseas mission trips. An avid musician, she enjoys playing the drums and is particularly fond of groovy retro tunes!
Dr Lim Mei Yian
Dr Lim Mei Yian is a registered Orthodontic Specialist with the Singapore Dental Council. She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery and her Masters in Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) from the National University of Singapore. In addition, she has been awarded Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She is also a member of the Singapore Dental Association and the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore).
Dr Lim was previously an Associate Consultant at the National Dental Centre Singapore. She is proficient in treating a wide range of complex conditions such as early interceptive treatment for children, as well as orthognathic surgery and clear aligner treatment for adults. Her excellence in clinical work and patient care won her the inaugural National Dental Centre Service with extra Mile (Smile) Award and the Singapore Health Quality Service Silver and Gold Awards.
A strong believer in continuing education, Dr Lim upgrades her professional skills by regularly attending seminars. She has presented her research papers both locally and overseas, such as at the annual European Orthodontic Society and the American Association of Orthodontists congresses. In 2019, she was the winner of the Best Case Study Competition at the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) conference.
As an orthodontist, she believes that every patient is different, with their own unique needs. Her goal is to design an individual treatment plan to help every one of her patients achieve the best outcome possible. Outside of orthodontics, she enjoys doing craft work and creating toys; she is a proud Mum to three kids and the happiest golden retriever ever.
Dr Albert Lee Ming Hsien
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr Lee obtained his Bachelor of dental Surgery at the National University of Singapore in 2011. Realizing his passion lies in the management of complex oral surgical patients, he went on to pursue further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr Lee attained his Masters of Dental Surgery in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in NUS in 2016.
Dr Lee then continued advanced surgical training at National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) before achieving full specialist accreditation in 2018. Thereafter, he served as a Consultant in the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery in NDCS till 2022.
During this period, Dr Lee also held several leadership roles. Most notably, he was the Head of the Craniofacial and Oral Implantology Programme in NDCS from 2018 to 2022. Anther noteworthy appointment he held was the Surgical Chief at the Oral Maxillofacial Clinic in Changi General Hospital.
Dr Lee clinical interests lies in dental implantology, wisdom teeth surgery and also mandibular reconstruction. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery journals while also presenting these paper and poster abstracts at local and international conferences. Dr Lee is also an active member in the local and international lecture circuit, presenting on topics ranging from mandibular reconstruction to dental implantology. His most recent talk was at the 33rd Pan Pacific Implant Society Conference in Japan where he spoke on his research on ridge preservation.
Dr Lee is also actively involved in undergraduate dental education and was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor by Duke-NUS in 2022. He undertakes a supervisory role to all dental undergraduate in NUS, engaging them in clinical teaching. He has delivered several local lectures to dental surgeons, postgraduates and students.