​Jaw Abnormality and Jaw Surgery Doctor Q&A

Jaw abnormalities can be caused by a variety of reasons - either inherited or the result of developmental or traumatic causes. Apart from affecting your appearance, jaw abnormalities also affect your bite, chew and even speech.

Although braces can help to correct dental abnormalities like crooked teeth and poor bite, jaw abnormalities can only be corrected by jaw surgery.

Dr Albert Lee, Registrar, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Dr Ng Jing Hao, Associate Consultant, Department of Orthodontics, both from the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), a member of the SingHealth group, are our featured specialists.

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Dr Albert Lee

Dr Albert Lee is a registrar at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the National Dental Centre Singapore. He has a keen interest in jaw reconstructive surgery for the management of dentofacial deformities and oro-facial pathology. An advocate for virtual surgery planning and digital printing, Dr Lee collaborates extensively with the National Cancer Centre in the management of oral cancer using virtual planning to improve patient outcomes.

Dr Ng Jing Hao

Dr Ng Jing Hao is an Associate Consultant in the Department of Orthodontics at the National Dental Centre Singapore. He completed his Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009. He proceeded to do his postgraduate training in orthodontics and completed the accreditation examination in 2017. In addition, he is a clinical teacher for orthodontic residents at the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS.

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